Apps, texts, and sensors for boosting heart health: Do they help?
Mobile health technologies show some promise for motivating people to make healthy choices for their heart.
The number of health-related apps for mobile devices has exploded in recent years. According to one estimate, online services (mainly iTunes and Google Play) feature more than 165,000 of these downloadable software programs. One in five American adults with a smartphone has at least one of these digital tools, many of which focus on factors related to heart health.