The company wants to make both food and activity tracking easier, allowing users to see where they stand for the day compared with their target.
By swiping down from the lock screen to view a dashboard in Today View, members will be able to see their PointsPlus values for the day. Moreover, for food purchased through the app, members will benefit from automatic tracking. And for activity, the Weight Watchers app will read Steps data captured in the Health app and automatically add that data to the equation.
“When our team learned about iOS 8 and HealthKit, we were eager and determined to be among the first to use the new capabilities to improve our digital tools,” said Dan Crowe, CTO at Weight Watchers International. “A successful, seamless and engaging member experience is at the core of our technology platform. Integrating with Apple on these updates provides a powerful combination of efforts around innovation, science and technology.”