New Apple Watch Features
Apple Watch Series 5 watch has a new feature built-in. Its an ECG, while it is only an ECG that is similar to a single-lead electrocardiogram. A single-lead electrocardiogram is generally used for checking for basic heart monitoring, checking for various arrhythmia, or simple educational or research purposes. Apple included these features to give its consumers more control of basic monitoring functions of their heart rate and to monitor for arrhythmias.
There are benefits to being able to check and monitor your heart closer. This could even include arrhythmia detection that could be related to other heart diseases or cardiac issues. Apple had this to say about the Series 5 ECG, “ECG on your wrist. Anytime, anywhere. With the ECG app,1 Apple Watch Series 5 is capable of generating an ECG similar to a single-lead electrocardiogram. It’s a momentous achievement for a wearable device that can provide critical data for doctors and peace of mind for you.”
The ECG uses a digital crown and the back crystal combined with the ECG app to read out your heart measurements. You use your finger for the test. The ECG app works in only 30 seconds, all you need to do is touch your finger to the digital crown and wait.
The ECG app can indicate if your heart is in atrial fibrillation, a serious form of irregular heart rhythm. The ECG app will also indicate if your heart is in sinus rhythm, which means your heart is beating in a normal pattern,
The watch also includes a fall detection system that can detect if you’ve had a hard fall. Additionally, when apple detects a hard fall you can call emergency services directly from your watch. That means a direct line to 911. Finally, there is an easy way to set off an SOS alert and call emergency services from anywhere in the world. Your iPhone does not even need to be close by. However, you will need the cellular version of the watch.
The apple watch can be an excellent option for someone that is more health-conscious, or even those who might not be. The apple watch has proven time and time again to save lives. With these built-in features, it’s quickly proving to be one of the most advanced watches on the market.
- ECG that is similar to a single-lead electrocardiogram
- Fall Detection with emergencies dispatch capabilities
- international calling for emergency services
- Health apps designed to work with the apple watch hardware
The New Apple Watch Features make it ideal for older individuals as well as individuals with pre-existing conditions or with ongoing medical issues.