The Apple Watch can be used to make payments with Apple Pay. How it authenticates the user is that it “registers” the user through the heart rate sensor underneath the watch, and as long as the user has entered their passcode and the watch remains on their wrist, they are considered to be authenticated.
Heart disease and problems have always been around, but it’s starting to feel like maybe we could be seeing less fatalities as a result of them. This is thanks to the many stories we’ve heard about the Apple Watch saving the life of its wearer by alerting them to potential heart problems, allowing them to seek out treatment before it was too late.
Our smart devices these days are becoming increasingly capable, where they have the ability to measure things like our heart rate. However, it seems that in the future, the Apple Watch and iPhone could become more capable at reading certain aspects of our health, such as maybe even our body odor.
The bulk of smartwatches out there typically rely on digital watch faces. This means that in terms of customization, in theory there would be endless combinations to choose form. However, devices like Withings are less customizable due to the use of a analog watch face, but the company wants to change that.
There are many reasons why someone might buy the Apple Watch. It could be that they want to use it for fitness purposes where it can log their activities. Some might want it for lifestyle purposes, some might simply want it to better communicate with their smartphones, and as such, not all features of the watch might be used.
The idea of putting a lithium-ion battery into our pockets via our smartphones sounds dangerous enough, but strapping one to our wrist also seems rather risky, but that’s the choice we make whenever we put on our smartwatches. Thankfully, to date, we haven’t really heard about smartwatches exploding, but some have come close.
A report from the other day revealed that Apple could be expanding the availability of its ECG feature of the Apple Watch Series 4 to more countries. This was to be part of the watchOS 5.2 update. It turns out the rumors were right because the update has since been released which also expanded on the ECG’s availability at the same time.
The Apple Watch ECG feature has proven to be quite a literal lifesaver. Unfortunately, the feature is only available in the US because due to the different regulations used around the world by different governments, Apple will need to work their way through various regulatory hurdles before it finds its way to more markets, similar with Apple Pay.
One of the new features of the Apple Watch Series 4 is that it comes with a built-in ECG. The feature seems to have saved more than its fair share of lives to date, but at the same time it seems that some doctors aren’t a fan of the feature as it seems to be causing undue panic for some of their patients.
We’ve seen how some companies have attempted to create luxury smartwatches, such as Apple who made Apple Watches out of gold and ceramic to try and appeal to customers who didn’t mind paying extra for the luxury. It didn’t quite work out for Apple, but Garmin seems to be willing to give it a shot.
Apple has so far remained mum on exactly how many Apple Watches they have sold. We’re not sure why, especially in the face of multiple reviews and third-party data, all of which seem to suggest that the device is doing pretty well, so why not boast about it, right? Unfortunately the company is still keeping quiet on that front, so for now third-party data will have to do.
At the moment the Apple Watch can track the user’s sleep. This is done through apps such as Sleep Cycle which can monitor how much sleep you’re getting based on your movements. However according to a report from Mark Gurman over at Bloomberg, Apple could be looking to introduce their own sleep tracking to future Apple Watch devices.
One of the perks of a smartwatch is that if you don’t like the current face of the watch you’re wearing, it’s not that hard to find a new face that you can download. There are even certain smartwatches that let users customize their watch faces to their own liking. However, it seems that there are some who aren’t too pleased with some of the designs Samsung has chosen for […]
When it comes to smartwatch designs, they are pretty standard and to a certain extent, almost boring. At the same time it is understandable since the idea is to blend the watch into your everyday fashion without standing out too much. However at MWC 2019, Nubia wants to turn that idea on its head.