Apple’s HealthKit app is designed to help you get the most out of life by improving your well-being and fitness. But could it also be used to predict when you’ll die?
App created for California-based Apple’s iOS predicts when you’ll die. It apparently uses Apple’s new HealthKit technology to give you a ticker. This then shows you the time down to the second that you’ll die. Exercising more will give you a bigger life expectancy. However some have said the app just uses a random algorithm.
The morbid app uses a variety of data including your blood pressure, height and sleep pattern to come up with the prediction that is apparently accurate to the second.
‘You’re going to die. Sorry, we all do eventually,’ company Gist LLC writes on their iTunes page. The app costs £0.69 ($0.99) and is available now for Apple devices with iOS 8 or later.
The company claims to use HealthKit data, in addition to a few questions about your life style, to give you an estimated time of death.
It provides variety of information and tells you how long you’ve got to live in years, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds.
The countdown clock also appears on the phone’s lock screen, meaning that every time a user checks their phone they are given a reminder of their mortality.
Living a healthier lifestyle will apparently give you a longer life expectancy in the app.
And with Apple’s new notification system for iOS 8.1 the app will keep your ‘ticker’ updated on your home screen.
This means it could encourage some people to be aware of their levels of physical activity.