Healthy liv­ing

How It Works - - TECHNOLOGY -

As well as en­cour­ag­ing you to stand reg­u­larly and be more ac­tive, the new Ap­ple Watch has some smart fea­tures that can keep your body healthy in other ways too. The ECG mea­sures us­ing elec­trodes built into the dig­i­tal crown and the back crys­tal on your wrist, and it can clas­sify if the heart is beat­ing in the nor­mal pat­tern, or if there are signs of atrial fib­ril­la­tion – a heart con­di­tion that causes ir­reg­u­lar, of­ten ab­nor­mally fast heart rates. The Watch will also know if you’ve taken a hard, un­ex­pected fall by analysing your wrist’s tra­jec­tory. If you don’t re­spond within 60 sec­onds of the fall no­ti­fi­ca­tion, the Watch will au­to­mat­i­cally call the emer­gency ser­vices so they can get to you and help. If there’s ever been a watch that’s more con­cerned about your health, we haven’t seen it.

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