Waiting for the release of the Apple Watch Series 8 in September and to know if it brings the new sensor for measuring body temperature, the rest of the sensors that this device brings means that we wear a small computer on the wrist, help and save Lives. Taking into account that it was created as an extension of the iPhone and now we see it as a gadget that can help its user in very difficult and sometimes serious situations. There are four ways that an Apple Watch can save us and we’ll tell you right away.
Talking about the Apple Watch is talking about a device with incredible functions and an abyssal projection. We started with a watch that only marked our messages and nothing else, so now we can have a device on our wrist that, at least in the United States, is used by doctors to remotely monitor health of some patients. There are many news about how the watch saved the life of this or that other person and in many ways. In fact, there are four factors or parameters that the watch constantly measures and If something goes wrong, he will get to work.
The Apple Watch has sensors that detect that the user has suffered a blow and has fallen. This under normal conditions may not be dangerous, but in others the user may be lying on the ground unconscious or trapped without being able to call for the necessary help. This happened, for example, to a farmer in Nebraska who, at the age of 92, fell from the stairs where he worked. The clock detected this fall and automatically, since the user could not cancel the warning, it sent a distress signal to the numbers programmed in advance. That and Siri were instrumental in keeping the communication flowing and the emergency services able to rescue him.
Function fall detection is available in the model SE and from series 4. If a fall is detected, the watch triggers an alarm and displays an alert. We can choose to contact emergency services or ignore the alert message by pressing the digital crown, touching Close in the upper left corner or selecting “I’m fine”. As simple as that, open the Apple Watch app on iPhone -> My Watch -> SOS -> Turn fall detection on or off. If the fall detection is activated, we can choose between “Always active or Only during training”.
heart rate measurement
Perhaps one of the most special features of the Apple Watch is this. The ability to automatically and regularly measure during the day, in the background, the user’s heart rate. This way, if you find a strange sign, we will be notified by a message. One of the measurements it performs is maximum and minimum heart rate. If it exceeds the thresholds, something is wrong and it will let you know.
It happened to Keith Simpson who, feeling ill, used his recently purchased Apple Watch and warned him that your heart rate was abnormally low
Heart rate notifications can be enabled in the Heart Rate app. heart self opened for the first time on Apple Watch, or from iPhone at any other time. For that:
On the iPhone, we open the Apple Watch application -> My watch -> Heart -> Freq. map. and choose a value for BPM (beats per minute) -> Tap Freq. map. Scroll down and choose a BPM value.
Siri and the waterproofness of the Apple Watch
Thanks to the possibility of activating Siri only with voice commands and even raising the wrist and bringing the watch closer to the face, we can communicate with whoever we want or send a message, or any other function that comes to mind . We normally use it to write something or create a new appointment in the calendar. However, we can use it for so much more. It happened to William Rogers who was skating on the Salmon Falls River when he fell into the freezing water. With Siri and thanks to the possibility of working in extreme conditions, He was able to call the emergency services and they were able to rescue him.
By the way, if you usually bathe with it, remember that later it is a good idea to expel any water that may have remained.
Irregular Heartbeat Warning
Another of the functions of the Apple Watch in the cardiac section is the possibility of measuring heart rate. We have the possibility of doing an electrocardiogram, but regularly and several times a day, it measures our rhythm. If the watch detects that something is wrong, it tells us. If the rhythm is not sinus, that is to say that between 60 and 100 beats per minute, we could find ourselves facing a problem. Ignoring it is not a good idea.
Do like Chris Mint, only at the reception possible atrial fibrillation warnings per Appel Watch, he went to the doctor and was diagnosed with two heart valves that were not working properly. It saved him from a heart attack or worse.
Remember that you should always update the Apple Watch to have the latest improvements in this area. On the iPhone we open the Health app -> Explore -> Heart -> Irregular pulse notifications. Once enabled, you can enable or disable irregular heartbeat notifications from the Apple Watch app on iPhone.
It seems like a good option, because it’s not just something that tells us the time anymore. He is a real assistant and takes care of us on a daily basis with his measurements and sensors. We hope that the Series 8 integrates the body health sensor, which is very useful in many cases, and that it will be complemented by the other sensors, giving more accurate readings for each of them.