Apple Watch Series 4 Heart Rate Alert Yields Another Timely Diagnosis

According to a new report, Fayetteville home health nurse Beth Stamps was visiting a patient when she noticed that her own heart rate was abnormally high thanks to an alert by her Apple Watch. [ Continue reading this over at RedmondPie.com ]

According to a new report, Fayetteville home health nurse Beth Stamps was visiting a patient when she noticed that her own heart rate was abnormally high thanks to an alert by her Apple Watch.


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Wife Shares Story Of How Apple Watch Series 4’s ECG Feature Saved Her Husband’s Life

Apple CEO Tim Cook retweeted a message today in which a woman shared that her husband was warned of AFib by his Apple Watch, a situation later confirmed by medical professionals. [ Continue reading this over at RedmondPie.com ]

Apple CEO Tim Cook retweeted a message today in which a woman shared that her husband was warned of AFib by his Apple Watch, a situation later confirmed by medical professionals.


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Apple Watch Series 4’s ECG Feature May Have Saved This Man’s Life, Says His Doctor

One Apple Watch Series 4 user may already have had their life saved by the wearable’s new ECG feature, which was rolled out less than 48 hours ago. [ Continue reading this over at RedmondPie.com ]

One Apple Watch Series 4 user may already have had their life saved by the wearable's new ECG feature, which was rolled out less than 48 hours ago.


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Apple Watch’s ECG feature is already proving its worth

When Apple announced its latest Series 4 Watch with electrocardiogram features, my mom took a sigh of relief, and then proceeded to set a reminder to order one for my dad. That’s because we found out last year, by chance, that he has atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat, often times rapid heart rate […]

When Apple announced its latest Series 4 Watch with electrocardiogram features, my mom took a sigh of relief, and then proceeded to set a reminder to order one for my dad. That’s because we found out last year, by chance, that he has atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat, often times rapid heart rate that can increase your risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related issues.

The ECG feature, which monitors your heart rhythm and can detect AFib,* went live just two days ago. Already, at least one person has benefited from it.

Yesterday, a person on Reddit shared how their Apple Watch notified them of an abnormal heart rate. From there, they ran the ECG app and found out it was AFib. They went to urgent care and saw a doctor who they say said, “You should buy Apple stock. This probably saved you. I read about this last night and thought we would see an upswing this week. I didn’t expect it first thing this morning.”

The patient says they proceeded to go to a cardiologist the next day, who did an exam and confirmed the AFib diagnosis.

“I’m scheduled to go back in a week for some additional tests to start looking at the cause… blood, thyroid, etc…,” they wrote. “He also scheduled me with a partner who specializes more in the electrical side of things to have it looked from that angle as well.”

As one of the first more widely-owned ECG monitors, this could make a huge difference in the number of people who have at least some transparency into their heart health. But to be clear, once you enable the new feature, the watch is still not constantly looking for AFib. When the heart rhythm monitor detects something is off — a skipped or rapid heartbeat, for example — it will send a notification to your wrist.

That’s when you open up the ECG app, rest your arm on your lap or table, and then hold your finger to the crown for 30 seconds. From there, the watch will tell you if there are signs of atrial fibrillation.

If you want to learn more about the features, check out my colleague Brian Heater’s piece below.

How To Use Apple Watch Series 4 ECG Feature

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use the new ECG functionality on Apple Watch Series 4 running watchOS 5.1.2 (or newer). [ Continue reading this over at RedmondPie.com ]

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to use the new ECG functionality on Apple Watch Series 4 running watchOS 5.1.2 (or newer).


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Video: hands-on with ECG testing on Apple Watch Series 4

Our video editor Harris Craycraft has taken it upon himself to take a closer look at ECG functionality and test how it works on his Apple Watch Series 4, and here are his impressions.

Apple Watch Series 4 owners can now take an electrocardiogram on their wrist right there and then, thanks to Apple’s newly released ECG app which came just yesterday as part of the watchOS 5.2.1 software update, and we went hands-on with it.... Read the rest of this post here


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No, region-switching trick won’t make Apple’s ECG app magically appear for non-US users

Changing your region to United States won’t do the trick after all. You’ll just have to wait until Apple obtains regulatory approval for your country, which could take some time.

Changing the region to United States in your iPhone’s settings won’t automagically make Apple’s new ECG app appear on Apple Watch Series 4 for non-US customers.... Read the rest of this post here


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The ECG app is not intended for use by people under 22 years old

Apple says you must be at least 22 years old to use its new ECG app for Apple Watch Series 4, with which you can take readouts of your heart’s electrical activity on the go.

Apple today released the watchOS 5.2.1 update which brought a brand-new ECG app for taking heart rate measurements that are not dissimilar from those recorded with a single-lead electrocardiogram, but you must be 22+ years old to use it.... Read the rest of this post here


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How to use the ECG app on Apple Watch

Now that the ECG app is finally available for the Apple Watch (Series 4), we thought it’d be a good idea to offer a quick rundown of the much talked-about feature. So here is our guide to what the ECG app does and how to use it.

Now that the ECG app is finally available for the Apple Watch (Series 4), we thought it’d be a good idea to offer a quick rundown of the much talked-about feature. So here is our guide to what the ECG app does and how to use it.... Read the rest of this post here


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ECG app for Apple Watch Series 4 now available with watchOS 5.1.2

The watchOS 5.1.2 software is now available to all users. After updating, the ECG app appears for Apple Watch Series 4 owners in the United States.

Apple today released the watchOS 5.1.2 software for all Apple Watch models, sans Series 0. As we indicated earlier, the update has brought a new on-demand ECG feature to Series 4 models.... Read the rest of this post here


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