When Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 4, one of the key features of the device was its built-in ECG feature, which in a recent report might have already saved its first life. However a doctor in Orange County is now warning that the readings from the ECG might not be as accurate as you might think.
It is no secret that Apple is pretty serious regarding their interest in health technology. The Apple Watch is a perfect example that showcases the various health efforts the company has made, where they have include heart sensors that measures one’s heart rate, and also with the Series 4, and ECG that might have already saved its first life.
We’ve heard stories of how the Apple Watch’s heart rate monitor has saved lives in the past by alerting users to abnormally high (or low) heart rates. One of the features of the Apple Watch Series 4 is the ECG feature which was recently enabled in the latest watchOS update, and now it looks like it could have potentially saved its first life (that we know of).
The much-awaited EKG feature for the Apple Watch is finally available. The company unveiled it alongside its new smartwatch a couple of months ago. It pointed out that the Apple Watch Series 4 was the first consumer device of its kind to come with the ability to take an electrocardiogram on the wrist. The feature wasn’t available at launch but it’s rolling out now as part of a software update.
apple watchWhen it comes to smartwatches, Apple seems to be doing pretty well in terms of how many Apple Watches that they might have sold. According to the latest figures shared by the IDC (via MacRumors), it appears that Apple has managed to ship an impressive 4.2 million Apple Watches for the third quarter of 2018.
When it comes to refunds, the Apple Watch has a refund window of 14 days which means that during that period, you are free to send the device back to Apple for a refund. However it seems that according to internal documents obtained by MacRumors, that refund window has since been extended to 45 days.
We doubt that anyone has ever equated Apple with being cheap or affordable, but if you’re hoping to save some money, you might be interested to learn that Apple has announced on their website that they will be hosting a four-day sale starting on Black Friday and it will last through Cyber Monday.
Just last week, Spotify launched its official app for the Apple Watch which brought about native features and controls for Spotify on the smartwatch. Not to be outdone, it looks like Deezer has since updated its own app where it will now offer up a lot more features to the Apple Watch which we imagine the company is hoping will draw more subscribers.
Exposure to the sun is healthy as it gives us vitamin D, but at the same time too much exposure to the sun can be bad as the UV rays have the potential to cause skin cancer. However how much exposure is too much exposure? That’s something Apple is hoping to tell users in the future, with UV sensors built into the Apple Watch.
Apple’s iPod is no more, and that has been the case for several years now. Given that the iPhone and iPad do a more than capable job of storing and playing music, especially with Apple Music, it made sense that Apple would no longer need the iPod. However if you do miss the iPod, then this concept case might be of interest to you.
Nike and Apple have been working together for the past few years, and in more recent times, we’ve seen that partnership extend to the Apple Watch where there are special Nike versions of the Apple Watch for those who are a fan of Nike and who might appreciate the special sports band that is used for the Nike Apple Watches.
Spotify started testing its official app for the Apple Watch earlier this month. The world’s largest music streaming service today announced that it has now launched its first app for Apple’s smartwatch. The app will enable users to access music on the Apple Watch and also control playback on compatible Spotify Connect devices.
Given how small and powerful camera technology is these days, it does seem tempting to try and put a camera into everything. However there are certain devices in which a camera doesn’t really make much sense, such as a smartwatch, but it seems that Apple could potentially be looking at doing just that.
Apple released watchOS 5.1 recently for its smartwatch. The new firmware update was supposed to bring new features to the device, including the EKG feature of the new Apple Watch Series 4. The company pulled the update after reports surfaced that it was bricking some units. It’s now rolling out watchOS 5.1.1 to address that issue.