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.
Even if you’re not the type of person who needs a smartwatch for phone or message notifications on their wrist, it seems that the Apple Watch’s ability to detect abnormal heart rates might be a good enough reason to get your hands on one, as evidenced by a story in which the Apple Watch might have saved yet another life.
The way the Apple Watch has been designed, it features a dial sticking out at the side of it. Apple calls it the digital crown where users can use it to scroll through the menu, text messages, press it, and so on. However, perhaps in a future iteration of the Apple Watch’s design, Apple might slim it down.
When it comes to smartwatches, there’s no denying that Apple has pretty much that market covered. However, it seems that Apple’s wearables business could be a lot bigger than most of us would have anticipated, because according to the official revenue figures, revealed by Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, the company’s wearables has pulled in enough money to make them as big as a Fortune 150 company.
Contactless payments sounds like the perfect solution where it is convenient and all users need to do is wave their card or phone against a reader and they’re good to go. However, a recent report from the New York Post is highlighting some potential issues with the system, where some users are now being accidentally charged.
One of the features of the new Apple Watch is its always-on display. This might seem like a drain on battery life, but Apple has managed to balance it out by using an LTPO display. The good news is that this year’s iPhones could also end up using similar technology, resulting in potentially better battery life.
Our smartwatches and fitness trackers these days come with built-in heart rate sensors. While these might be useful for tracking our workouts and maybe even saving our lives, they can also be used to solve crime. This is how police figured out that an alleged victim of an anti-semitic stabbing might have been lying about the attack.
We’ve seen how Apple has created (PRODUCT)RED devices before, like with the iPhone. However, according to a report from WatchGeneration.fr, they claim that Apple could have a new (PRODUCT)RED option for the Apple Watch Series 5 in the works that could be announced soon enough.
One of the newer features in the Apple Watch is the ability for it to check whether or not the user is experiencing Afib. This is thanks to the built-in ECG monitoring tool that according to reports, has saved quite a number of lives ever since it was introduced. However, it seems that not everyone is enamored by the feature.
When you think of Apple, what do you associate the company with? Depending on who you ask, the answer could be computers, smartphones, tablets, the iPod, and so on, but apparently that’s not necessarily the legacy that Apple’s CEO Tim Cook wants for the company. Instead, it seems that Cook is hoping that Apple’s legacy will be a more lofty one: health care.