watchOS 4 added a new feature to the Apple Watch last fall that was regularly credited with saving lives: the ability to detect a high heart rate during a period of inactivity. Just this week, two more examples of Apple Watch playing a crucial role in improving lives around the world have been reported.
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In Englad, The Independent reports:
Kevin Pears, a 52-year-old man from Cockermouth in the north of England, was sitting quietly in the train to read a book and "take care of my business" when his watch alerted him to the fact that something was wrg. He was also beating fast at 161bpm despite the fact that he was sitting doing very little, he said – suggesting that he might have a heart attack. […]
"I said it may be just my watch that is false but can you take a look?" The doctors immediately told him that there was something wrg – atrial fibrillati, where fast and irregular heartbeat
After blood work and another mitoring of heart rate, doctors said that he had definitely experienced an "event" and that the same symptoms could be the sign of a heart attack.
And in Pune, GadgetsNow Talks about a lawyer who used his Apple Watch to realize that his heart rate was too high during a stressful work incident:
"Given the stressful cditis of my life, I decided to buy an Apple Watch to mitor my basic health. I started using the Apple Watch casually to follow …