The thing with patents is that you never know if the patent was created for companies to protect their ideas, or if it is actually something they are working on. Earlier this year, a patent from 2018 was discovered in which Apple filed for a patent for an Apple Watch that comes with Touch ID built into the digital crown.
Unfortunately due to test kits for the coronavirus being limited, it means that doctors need to use them sparingly. This usually means that only if patients start to present more serious symptoms that doctors can then use the kits to test for the virus, versus more “general” symptoms that could simply be due to other factors.
These days it’s starting to become increasingly common to see how the Apple Watch is saving the lives of its wearers. Thanks to a built-in heart rate monitor and ECG monitoring tool, the Apple Watch is capable of picking up changes in the wearer’s heart that could be a potential problem.
There are many who are undoubtedly concerned about the spread of the coronavirus. One of the ways to prevent the spread is to keep ourselves as clean as possible by washing our hands, using hand sanitizer, and to avoid touching our faces. So much so that Apple is now trying to prevent customers from trying on certain products in their stores.
Last year, there were rumors that Apple could be working on bringing native sleep tracking support to the Apple Watch. The feature was rumored to be part of an watchOS update, but for whatever reason, perhaps the rumors were wrong, the feature has yet to make an official appearance.
The Apple Watch has the ability to detect the wearer’s heart rate, and in the recent years, Apple also introduced an ECG monitoring tool. Now it looks like with the next-gen Apple Watch, presumably the Series 6, Apple could introduce yet another health monitoring tool in the form of a blood oxygen level monitor.
The Apple Watch is proving itself to be a pretty useful health monitoring tool, where thanks to its built-in heart rate sensor and ECG monitor, users will be able to keep an eye on their heart health, and also be notified if there is something wrong. Now it looks like Apple wants to explore the possibility of the Apple Watch being used for strokes.
Earlier this month, the iOS 13.4 beta revealed that Apple had an upcoming feature in the form of a digital car key, where users would, in theory, be able to use their iPhones to unlock their (compatible) cars. Now upon further investigation, more details about the upcoming feature has been revealed.
Unless you own the cellular version of the Apple Watch, there is a good chance that almost everything you do on the Apple Watch requires that it be tethered to your iPhone. While most of us typically travel with our phone and our smartwatch at the same time, this isn’t really an issue, but for those seeking a bit of independence, then this can be troublesome.
When it comes to stories about the Apple Watch detecting heart problems, they aren’t new and there are many happy stories that have been shared over the years. Now it looks like we can add one more to the list, where according to a report from Oklahoma’s KFOR, the Apple Watch has been credited again for helping detect a rare heart condition in a 13-year old boy.
One of the problems with a lot of devices is that sometimes you get reviews where depending on the person and their needs, some may like a product, and some might not. Some might like it a lot, but wish that there were certain features that could have been added or changed. Basically, it’s hard to make everyone happy.
One of the ways that the Apple Watch authenticates users when it comes to making payments through Apple Pay, it is by making the user enter a passcode once, and as long as the watch is not removed from the user’s wrist, it will assume that the user is still the same and will authenticate them for future purchases.
When smartwatches like the Apple Watch first burst onto the scene, there were many who were skeptical of its ability to succeed. Some of those skeptics came from the Swiss watch industry, who believed that customers would prefer a regular and more “traditional” watch compared to a smartwatch.
Being able to remotely unlock your car using your smartphone isn’t new. We’ve seen this tech used by carmakers such as Hyundai, but now it looks like Apple is interested in creating something of their own, at least that’s what’s being hinted at in the recent release of iOS 13.4 beta.