Apple Research app taps AirPods Pro for hearing study


The Ear Tip Fit Test on iPhone.
AirPods Pro can be used for science. SCIENCE!
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Apple Research, an application that lets users take part in groundbreaking medical studies, scored an update today to let participants share data from their AirPods Pro with the Apple Hearing Study. A new version of the associated Apple Watch app also promises battery life improvements.

Apple Research app lets iPhone users join new health studies


Three studies are available from today (if you live in the U.S.).
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Apple today unveiled its brand-new Research app for iPhone, with three new health studies for users in the United States.

The Apple Women’s Health Study, the Apple Heart and Movement Study, and the Apple Hearing Study are available from today. They give participants the opportunity to contribute to “groundbreaking medical discoveries with iPhone and Apple Watch.”