In a new newspaper article The Post and Courier, honored with the Pulitzer Prize in 2015 for its treatment of domestic violence, the Apple Watch is credited with detecting a serious heart problem. The latter, however, usually turns out to be very discreet, so much so that health professionals will not have been able to stand up to the American connected watch, the star of the market.
In reality, this is not the first time that such an adventure has been told in the local media. So, relatively recently, it is Fox 5 Atlanta which tells the story of a victim who barely avoided facing a scenario to the 127 hours, again thanks to your Apple Watch. Remember that the device is not only capable of detecting atrial fibrillations, but also serious, potentially fatal falls.
Many integrated sensors for user health
If the Apple Watch is able to detect arrhythmias and other serious heart problems, it is because a heart rate sensor is integrated under the hood. Other brands like Samsung or Google also offer wearables with this advantage, which is therefore not unique to the Cupertino accessory. But with a Series 9, you still benefit from an altimeter Always on quite rare among the competition, useful for not missing your decompression stops during mountaineering sessions.
Among the other advantages in terms of well-being with the Apple Watch, we can also cite the case of the on-board accelerometer and gyroscope, capable of acting as a pedometer. With this, the lucky ones who have opted for the 2023 model will also be able to monitor their temperature throughout the day, with a dedicated thermometer. Finally, again to monitor the pressure but this time underwater, the Oceanic+ app acts as a real dive computer for the snorkeling.
Price and availability
The most affordable Apple Watch today is the second generation SE model, offered from 279 euros in France. Count on an additional 50 euros if you want to take advantage of 4G connectivity.
With its base price of 449 euros, the Series 9 presents itself as a much better quality/price ratio, in particular with the presence of a blood oximeter and a Retina screen whose brightness reaches up to two thousand nits.
As for the Apple Watch Ultra 2, it is quite simply the best model from the Apple company. But you will have to pay the price: count on 899 euros at the time of writing these lines.
- The Apple Watch helped detect a serious heart problem
- The Apple Watch has a heart rate sensor, blood oximeter and altimeter Always on
- The Apple Watch SE 2 is available for less than 300 euros today