Learn How to Use & Install Health Apps

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Stop by the U-Bar to test drive health apps and wearable devices, ask questions, and get hands-on instruction on how to install and use them.

The U-Bar is located in University of Utah Hospital, just off the main lobby in the Hope Fox Eccles Health Library. The U-Bar is staffed from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday, and no appointment is necessary.

The apps below focus on wellness, nutrition, fitness, diabetes, women’s health, and more. Showcased wearables are available for purchase in the hospital gift shop.

Available Apps

Activity And Exercise

AllTrails

  • Choose the right hike for you based on reviews, pictures, and filters
  • Connect fitness trackers to the app
  • Save hikes to your favorites and save them for later

FitBit

  • Track your steps
  • Log distance, calories burned, weight, and sleep
  • Set goals and stay motivated

Map My Walk

  • Follow your route on an interactive map
  • Log time, distance, pace, and calories burned
  • Share your walks with friends and family 
Get it on Apple Store
Get it on Google Play

MyFitnessPal

  • World’s most popular health and fitness app
  • Easy-to-use food and exercise tracker
  • Set goals and stay motivated
Get it on Apple Store
Get it on Google Play

Strava

  • Track your fitness and analyze your training data
  • Map your favorite routes
  • See how you compare with friends, locals, and professional athletes
Get it on Apple Store
Get it on Google Play

Concussion

Curable

  • For back pain, migraine, and chronic pain
  • Understand why you have pain and what you can do about it
  • Learn practical mind techniques to lessen the experience of pain
Get it on Apple Store
Get it on Google Play

CDC HEADS UP Concussion Safety

  • Prevent, recognize, and respond to concussions
  • For coaches, parents, children, and teens
  • 3D helmet tool shows proper helmet fit, safety, and care
Get it on Apple Store
Get it on Google Play

SuperBetter

  • A game to help build your resilience
  • Learn how to stay strong, motivated, and optimistic during real-life challenges
  • Also helps teens recover after concussions
Get it on Apple Store
Get it on Google Play

Diabetes

BD Diabetes Care App

  • Provides personalized information and feedback based on patient’s input
  • Log blood glucose, insulin, carbs, and medications
  • Addresses emotional and functional needs
Get it on Apple Store
Get it on Google Play

Glucose Buddy

  • Log blood glucose, medication, and meals
  • Track trends in your blood sugar, insulin, A1C, weight, and blood pressure
  • Set reminders and print your log
Get it on Apple Store
Get it on Google Play

mySugar- Diabetes App & Blood Sugar Tracker

  • For Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes
  • Log blood glucose, insulin, carbs, and medications
  • Creates detailed reports to share with your doctor
Get it on Apple Store
Get it on Google Play

One Drop

  • Track blood sugar, medications, meals, weight, and activity
  • Personalized daily schedule sent to you each day
  • Set goals, view progress, and connect with others

Get it on Apple Store

Diet And Nutrition

Lose It!

  • Track your food and exercise to help you lose weight
  • Record weight, body fat, body measurements, calories, daily nutrients, hydration, and sleep
  • Set goals and stay motivated
Get it on Apple Store
Get it on Google Play

SparkPeople

  • Track your food and exercise to help you lose weight
  • Count calories and plan your diet
  • Customized workouts and meal plans
Get it on Apple Store
Get it on Google Play

General Health And Wellness

UtahAir

  • Quickly view current air quality conditions and action alerts
  • See how the pollution level will affect different health conditions
  • Three-day forecast can help you plan ahead 
Get it on Apple Store
Get it on Google Play

CareZone

  • Organize information, medications, and doctor’s instructions
  • Scan pill bottles to create a medication list to share with doctors
  • Get reminders for you and your family
Get it on Apple Store
Get it on Google Play

GoodRX

  • Find the lowest price for prescription drugs in your neighborhood
  • Get coupons and savings tips
  • You can use coupons even if you have health insurance
Get it on Apple Store
Get it on Google Play

My Chart

  • Access your family's health information
  • View appointments, medications, immunizations, allergies, and test results
  • Send a message to your doctor
Get it on Apple Store
Get it on Google Play

WellnessNOW

  • For University of Utah Health employees and plan participants
  • Schedule appointments, view test results, and connect with health coaches
  • Track activity, sleep, nutrition, body measurements, and more
Get it on Apple Store

Headaches

Curable

  • For back pain, migraine, and chronic pain
  • Understand why you have pain and what you can do about it
  • Learn practical mind techniques to lessen the experience of pain
Get it on Apple Store
Get it on Google Play

Migraine Buddy

  • Track migraines and headaches
  • Record symptoms, frequency, duration, and pain intensity
  • Can help you identify triggers
Get it on Apple Store
Get it on Google Play

Heart Health

Smart BP

  • Record, track, and share your blood pressure information
  • Set reminders
  • Smart Blood Pressure cannot measure blood pressure
Get it on Apple Store
Get it on Google Play

Menstrual Cycle

Clue

  • Helps you understand your body and its function
  • Unput any irregularities of your PMS symptoms
  • The calendar features make it easy to track
Get it on Apple Store
Get it on Google Play

Flo

  • Uses your input to log data and create graphs
  • Our information can show your doctor any irregularities with your cycle
  • Can be also used to track pregnancy
  • A health assistant is present to provide dialogue on different health topics
Get it on Apple Store
Get it on Google Play

Magic Girl

  • Designed by teens, for teens
  • Learn about hygiene products and chat with other girls your age
  • Reminds you to take your birth control pill
Get it on Google Play

Cycles

  • Very customizable
  • Can synch to your partner’s devices
  • Will tell you when you’re ovulating or fertile
Get it on Apple Store

Podcasts

TED Talks: Health

  • General wellness information
  • News about public health issues
Get it on Apple Store
Get it on Google Play

Sleep With me

  • Listen to bedtime stories to help you sleep
  • Helps with insomnia
  • Podcasts meant to put you to sleep

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Nutrition Matters

  • Helps users to create a healthy relationship with food and diets
  • Talk to real people about advice, recipes, and all things nutrition

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Pregnancy

Ovia Pregnancy

  • Easy-to-use pregnancy tracker
  • Log weight, nutrition, mood, sleep, activity, blood pressure, and appointments
  • Get daily updates on baby size and development
Get it on Apple Store
Get it on Google Play

Pregnancy Tracker & Baby App

  • Daily calendar to help you countdown to your due date
  • Includes information for fertility tracking and baby’s first year
  • Join community groups for expecting and new moms
Get it on Apple Store
Get it on Google Play

I'm Expecting

  • Daily updates with videos, articles, and tips
  • Week by Week Guide tells what’s happening to baby and mother’s body
  • Track your pregnancy symptoms and learn what they mean

Web MD Pregnancy

  • Track your baby’s growth and development week by week
  • Articles, videos, slideshows, and safety tips
  • Checklists to get ready for baby’s arrival
Get it on Apple Store

Stress Management

Calm

  • Meditation, sleep and relaxation
  • Helps with insomnia, stress, and anxiety
  • Guides you in stretching, movement, stories, scenery, and music
Get it on Apple Store
Get it on Google Play

Headspace

  • Teaches you the essentials of meditation
  • Track progress and time spent meditating
  • Free trial - then pay a fee for access to hundreds of guided meditations on subjects like focus, anxiety, and sleep
Get it on Apple Store
Get it on Google Play

Insight Timer

  • Thousands of free guided meditations in many languages
  • Meditations for beginners, children, and adults
  • Meditations on subjects like sleep, depression, pain management, and addiction
Get it on Apple Store
Get it on Google Play