Lark’s Products have been named Macworld's “Best App for Apple Health”, Fast Company's “10 Most Innovative CE Companies in the World”, and “Best Digital Health Product of the Year” by Forrester.
[Lark] now brings personalized weight-loss, nutrition, activity and sleep coaching to users on iPhone 4 and 5, and Android devices, with pre-installation on all new Samsung phones. "Our mission at Lark is to help every person live a healthier lifestyle, and this is a huge milestone for us in that journey," said Julia Hu, CEO and cofounder, Lark Technologies, Inc.
For those who have purchased an Apple Watch, Lark Technologies Inc., has introduced the free Lark Chat app – reportedly a new way to approach weight loss and healthful lifestyle changes. A personal weight loss and fitness coach that is assessable at all times with the tap of a finger, requires no extra activity trackers or complex calorie counting apps. And, it’s reported to be easily accessible from an iPhone or Apple Watch.
[W]hile it’s still early, some developers say they’ve been pleasantly surprised by reactions to their Apple Watch apps. Lark, developer of a health and fitness tracking app, has found engagement rates on the Apple Watch to be fairly high.
...Lark traded more than 200 million texts with Apple Watch users over the past three months — and, according to the company’s metrics, users of Lark’s Apple Watch app launch it 73% more often than users of its iPhone-only sibling.
The founder of Lark, which is an AI system for health and wellness, talked to TechRepublic about startups, failures, and how running this company has made her live a more balanced life.
We tested the app and found that it's intuitive and simple to use. Chatting with it is like talking to a friend, and texting feels pretty natural, since we do it so often anyway.
The next generation of QA devices promises to go further than just recording raw data. With what is a first generation AI application – the iPhone app “Lark” is more than just a recording device. It uses a text interface to chat with you, congratulating you when you make strides to improve your health and wellness, and gently chiding you when you sit to long and don’t get up from your desk for an afternoon walk.
If Siri sent you encouraging messages about your activity and sleep patterns, she would look a lot like Lark, a conversational wellness coaching app for iOS. Now the app is tackling food-tracking with Tuesday’s update for iOS and its launch on Apple Watch.
Combined with the watch’s step-counting, Apple (and Lark-like software) could potentially be a real boon for those at the left tail of the fitness distribution, who just need a little extra coaching.
The notion of receiving nutrition advice from artificial intelligence on your wrist may seem like science fiction. But health developers like Lark are making a bet that Apple’s first wearable device, the Apple Watch, will fly off the shelves and this kind of behavior will become the norm.
Lark launched in 2010 as a wearables company, with smart wristbands that fed data to fitness- and sleep-coaching apps.
But three years later, Lark changed course and ditched its gadgets on a bold gamble: The ultimate wearable wouldn’t end up being a wearable at all. It would be the smartphone, the increasingly powerful sensor-filled device that millions of people already carry at all times.
Lark’s artificial-intelligence app now coaches people on their fitness and sleeping habits, and it requires nothing but data quietly gathered by a chip inside the iPhone 5s and 6.
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If you are tired of entering all of your data manually, Lark is a convenient alternative. You simply tell the app what you ate and Lark will help you with tips and advice on how to lose weight.
...Lark, is an iOS app made to coach you through each day. It reminds you to remain active and discover trends surrounding your activity level. By integrating with the Health app, Lark can see just how many steps you’ve taken or how much sleep you logged last night using the sensors inside your iPhone or through a dedicated fitness wearable such as the Up band. (Fitbit has said that it has no plans of integrating with Health as it continues to stay the course with its own product roadmap.) On the weekends, I’m normally active first thing in the morning with my step count trailing off throughout the day. Lark tells me this, while also encouraging me to get up in the afternoon and keep moving.
Last week, an iPhone app called Lark started taking advantage of [Apple] HealthKit in a major way, pulling in data from over 50 other fitness apps. Lark's main attraction is its artificial-intelligence assistant, which converses with users about their activity and how they're feeling.
Lark is like a gym buddy who texts you motivating messages. It takes activity, sleeping, and meal data from your iPhone or fitness tracker, and engages you in text convos throughout the day. The goal: to help you get fit, sleep better, eat healthier, and stressless.