The new Apple Watch Series 5 has arrived and has fetched with it an array of dedicated health applications.
One of Apple’s modern software launch partners is vitamin subscription service Ritual which is known for its multivitamin for women.
The startup is one of the few brands to be publishing a standalone watchOS 6 apps, in time for the recent watch’s debut. As per Ritual, the application was designed as a result of recent customer demand, which the firm says will act as a way to help stabilize the habit of seizing supplement dosages regularly.
Daniel Archer who was Ritual’s head of engineering told Observer that they designed the Ritual watch application to reflect the needs of their customers as a D2C (direct-to-consumer) firm, they heard direct feedback all the time and wanted to establish something that would be helpful as strengthen their vitamin habit.
The application will also be incorporated into Apple Health, so that users can trace their daily intake of nutrients like vitamin D and omega-3, with the physical activity.
The layout revolves around Ritual’s Habit Loop, which is a three-part loop that with sufficient time and repetition, encourages the brain to put a specific behavior on autopilot effectively swiveling it into a habit.
The Habit Loop’s three steps involve: “Cue,” which is a daily dosage reminder;
“Routine,” which is a trait that the user seized their vitamins; and ultimately a “Reward.” This final step, as per the company, is what the user’s brain affiliates with the moment’s carnival once they have taken their vitamins.
Because dietary supplements are understood to be most beneficial when taken regularly, the Habit Loop could make for an important component of Ritual’s service. Ritual’s founder Katerina Schneider told the Observer that the things they do every day have the biggest effect on their long-term health.