Someone may say that smart watches are just another electronics – market is oversaturated with electronics and companies had to bring something new to sell to their customers. An another product that will spam you with notifications and forcing you to watch on your smartphones’ screens even more. But I don’t think so. What I love on smart watches, are health features. I decided to move more and to live healthier, and because of my damaged health, I got smart watches, in my case Apple Watch Series 4, because it fits to my Apple ecosystem. Smart watches, not just that ones from Apple, can save you life, like in case of Dr. Ray Emerson from Texas.
As informed server 9to5Mac, Dr. Ray Emerson got gift – an Apple Watch. And that saved his life, when he got a notification about an irregular heartbeat. He was not aware about any potential heart irregularities. Notification of an irregular heart rhythm and potential atrial fibrillation led him to visit his doctor and to take EKG. Apple Watch was right. He got surgery to correct the rythm.
Dr. Jason Zagrodzky, a cardiac electrophysiologist at the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute of St. David’s Medical Center, said that at least once or twice a week he got visit from patients which say that Apple Watch detected a problem.
Modern technology can save life. And I’m not talking just about smart watches. Did you know about SIDS (Sudden infant death syndrome)? It affects little babies from whole the World. Although the cause is unknown, it appears that SIDS might be associated with defects in the portion of an infant’s brain that controls breathing and arousal from sleep. It affects about 1 in 1000 – 10 000 babies under one year of age. Modern technology may save these babies’ life.
Apple Watches can detect irregular heart rhythms since Series 1 models, but only Series 4 or later models are capable of taking EKG. If you have grandparents or cardiac patient in your family, buying him/her right smart watch may save his/her life.