apple watchThe Apple Watch is a smartwatch designed to help provide users with notifications from their phones on their wrist. It is also a fitness device that can track your workouts and also your heart rate, which is what might have saved a 76-year old’s life over in Hong Kong where it was discovered that he had two arteries that were 100% blocked and a third that was 90% blocked.

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In a report from the South China Morning Post(via AppleInsider), 76-year old Gaston D’Aquino was attending church on Easter Sunday when he was alerted by his Apple Watch to his heart rate, which is when he went straight to the hospital to get checked. He then underwent angioplasty and is said to be feeling much better.

According to D’Aquino, he is generally healthy and did not show any outward symptoms prior to the alarm going off. He also later sent a letter off to Tim Cook in which Apple’s CEO responded by saying, “I’m so glad you sought medical attention and you’re fine now. I appreciate you taking the time to share your story.”

This is actually not the first time the Apple Watch has saved a life. Earlier this month it was reported that a teen’s life had been saved after her watch alerted her to a high heart rate, along with a man from New York who was diagnosed with an erupted ulcer.

Filed in Apple >Gadgets. Read more about Apple Watch, Smartwatch and Wearable Tech.

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