The Apple Watch has evolved greatly ever since the first model was released. Over the years, Apple refined its hardware and added new health sensors, and now it seems that it has been improved to the point where the Apple Watch could potentially be used to detect multiple arrhythmia types.
This is according to the Apple-Stanford Medicine Apple Heart Study in which it was found that using the ECG monitor inside the Apple Watch Series 4, it is capable of detecting a variety of arrhythmia types, more than what was originally thought.
For those unfamiliar, a heart arrhythmia is when your heart beats unevenly where patients have reported that it feels like their heart skipped a beat, or it’s beating too fast or too slow. Sometimes you can’t really feel it either and could experience other symptoms like dizziness, shortness of breath, or fatigue.
While the Apple Watch isn’t meant to be used as a diagnosis tool, alerting people early to potential heart issues could save their lives as it means people might go in for a checkup earlier before it’s too late. There have been countless stories in the past of how the Apple Watch has alerted its wearers to heart problems, saving quite a number of lives in the process.