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Heading to a cardiologist..... : AppleWatch • Reddit
<p>If you have the Apple Watch 4 please please update to the new firmware released yesterday and take your ECG.

I did last night and tried it out. Weird. Abnormal heat rate notifications. Ran the ECG app and came back afib. Well...glitchy firmware. Let’s try again. Afib. Again and again and again. Piece of crap watch.

My wife wakes up and I put it on her. Normal. Normal. Me afib. Try the other wrist, try the underside of the wrist. Every time afib warning.

Ok. So go to Patient First. Parking lot full and I’m going to blow it off and head home. Look at the watch again, afib again.

Fine walk in and sign in. They ask what’s wrong and I’m embarrassed. ‘Ok so there is a new watch feature....hahaha....I’m silly but can we check this?”

I did not know that this comment was a quick queue pass for Patient First. I’m taken right back and hooked up. The technician looks at the screen and says “I’m going to get the doctor”</p>


Yup, he had atrial fibrillation. Discovering these from day one is pretty impressive.
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2 days ago by charlesarthur
Rowing with Apple Watch is like two workouts in one. Time to grab an oar.
Currently, Apple Watch only offers one type of built-in rowing workout, called “Rower,” for use with an indoor rowing machine (also known as an ergometer or “erg” in rowing jargon). If you were hoping to log a workout in an actual boat, you’re out of luck.

That’s a bit disappointing considering that with running, cycling and swimming, you can choose between indoor and outdoor workout types. Another disappointment: The Workout app lacks some of the most important rowing metrics, including distance and pace. The only stats you get from Apple are duration, calories and heart rate.
health  exercise  rowing  applewatch 
5 days ago by josephaleo
Apple’s newest Watch features will transform heart health • WIRED
Robbie Gonzalez:
<p>Apple Watch's new features [enabled via a software update this week] are designed to help users spot signs of an irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation—AFib, for short. It's the most common form of arrhythmia, with upwards of 6 million diagnoses in America alone, a number that is expected to increase to 12 million by 2030. It’s also associated with increased risk of serious health problems like stroke.

Plus it’s underdiagnosed. Conservative estimates predict that 700,000 Americans are affected by AFib and don't even know it, but many experts think the actual number is much higher. Apple thinks its wearables, which already adorn the wrists of millions of people, can help spotlight previously undiagnosed cases of AFib and enable patients with existing diagnoses to monitor their symptoms.

The company is backing those claims with two clinical trials, which it <a href="https://www.apple.com/healthcare/site/docs/Apple_Watch_Arrhythmia_Detection.pdf">describes in a white paper published on its website Thursday</a>. The first trial found that the watch's irregular rhythm notifications compared favorably to the performance of a typical, doctor-prescribed ECG patch, accurately flagging the presence of AFib and occasionally other arrhythmias. It featured 226 people, a tiny subset of patients from a much larger, and still ongoing, study conducted in collaboration with Stanford Medicine.</p>

Apple is really showing that vertical integration can pay off in early markets. Did it with the iPod, did it with the iPad, has done it with AirPods.

Note though: iPhone and Watch have to be on the latest software; Watch must have been bought in the US. Otherwise, you don't get it.
applewatch  heart 
5 days ago by charlesarthur
BandbreiteSE — Deine Armbänder in voller Breite.
That’s a dope way of organising your #applewatch bands
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6 days ago by NeoNacho
It’s not about the device.
"Is anyone actually going to use the browser on a watch, though?" Sometimes the question’s asked sincerely; more often than not, it seems to be asked skeptically. (And perhaps a little derisively.) But each time I share a link to an article about browsing on the Watch, it’s always, always asked.
fridayfrontend  images  applewatch  ios  accessibility  performance  responsive 
8 days ago by spaceninja
How to add automatic sleep tracking to your Apple Watch | Macworld
“While we wait for a built-in solution, the Pillow and AutoSleep apps are your best choices for adding sleep tracking to your Apple Watch.”
applewatch  sleep  2018 
8 days ago by handcoding
It’s not about the device.
"we’re asked to support so many devices, and so many browsers, what’s the benefit of adding this weird one?"
device  mobile  RWD  browser  AppleWatch  watch  clevermarks 
12 days ago by nhoizey
What made me go to the doctor? • vowe dot net
Volker Weber:
<p><img src="https://vowe.net/images/071800da21f91b1c4dad16299af86817.jpg" width="49%" /><img src="https://vowe.net/images/abbe4bc1c69b8346896b29743ab6bb2a.jpg" width="49%" />

I keep getting asked the same question: how could you possibly tolerate the pain for so long? This is a hard question to answer. It's a combination of many factors and I am not going to try answering it. The more interesting question is why I decided to no longer tolerate it. The answer is easy: I could see that my body was failing.

Look at the two graphs above, both taken from Apple Health. The data originates from the heart rate sensor of my Apple Watch. I have been wearing it for years, 23 hours a day. That means I have a lot of data to compare against.

The left graph shows how my resting heart rate went from 62 to 85 over the course of only a few weeks. There is no good explanation. Your resting heart rate goes down over time as you exercise and your heart becomes stronger. Mine isn't particularly strong. I walk a lot but I have little cardio fitness. 62 is pretty good for my fitness level and my age, but it should not suddenly go up, especially not continously. My heart was not allowed to rest, not even during sleep.</p>


So wearables can be good for your health too.
applewatch  wearable  health 
15 days ago by charlesarthur
Price Guide - AppleInsider
Find the lowest prices on Macs, iPads, iPhones and Apple Watches.
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