Why Does Apple Not Have an Activity Website?

Posted by Matt Birchler
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Pardon the busy design, but why doesn't a website like this exist? Is it Apple's obsession with privacy and not wanting your health data ever touching the cloud? Does it have something to do with a bigger plan in the future? Maybe it's just a lack of interest entirely.

Whatever the reason, I think it is unforgivable that your activity data from your Apple Watch is not accessible via the web, nor is it saved anywhere besides locally to your iPhone. When you look at every other workout service out there, they have a web presence that allows people to see and manipulate their workout data from wherever they are. Apple is the one exception to this rule and its maddening.

I suspect it has to do with their privacy policy more than anything else. They make a big deal out of the fact that your Apple Watch's health data never leaves your phone, and I get that. I don't want my medical information out there for anyone to see, but I think that my activity data and workout history is a little less sensitive. Don't make it mandatory if you don't want, but at least give us the option to get our activity and workout data into iCloud.

And Apple, if you do decide to make a page for this information in the future, don't steal my design, it was cobbled together from a bunch of iPhone screenshots. I'm sure you can do better.