Predicting heart attacks with Apple’s iWatch

By Marlon Votta - Feb 17, 2014

When it comes to smartwatches we get the impression these new devices have not been totally embraced by the public and we unsure many potential consumers may not be ready to give up their trusty timepiece or fashion accessory for this new gadget. However, the option to predict heart attacks with Apple iWatch could be the ideal feature to accumulate more interest.

Predicting heart attacks and being aware of your current physical state could be a life saver, and this useful gadget could delay and prevent thousands of deaths a year with users having the foresight to get medical attention before it’s too late. In an informative article on Business Insider they document Apple’s intention to make this a prominent feature within their new iWatch.

The EKG heart monitor would be ideal for users that may need to take an aspirin or call the emergency services in time to prevent the situation getting worse, and having a smartwatch that can also be used for predicting heart attacks could be something the older generation could find useful and lifesaving.

Heart attacks may be more common with the more elderly or overweight, but even youngsters with high fitness levels could encounter a situation like this, and maybe the majority of people that die each year could be saved by this device.

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It seems Apple has hired Tomlinson Holman who is a renowned audio engineer to develop software and hardware that is able to monitor and listen to blood flow, alerting users of any turbulence or worrying signs that could mean a heart attack is imminent. While we are unsure about whether this technology is more than just a gimmick at the moment, if this does work properly it could be a vital accessory to own.

Earlier this month we spoke about how Apple has favoured fitness with iOS 8 health focus in connection with the new Apple iWatch. We talked about the varied rumours surrounding this product and that the company are reportedly being seen to be promoting health and fitness.

It is worth stressing that the iWatch is still an unconfirmed device, but it seems there is more anticipation about when this gadget becomes available, rather than whether the iWatch will actually come to fruition. Therefore, we would love to know if you have thought about swapping your favoured timepiece for what could be a lifesaving device. Maybe you are a fitness enthusiast that would use this to monitor your glucose and hydration when is comes to getting into shape.

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Predicting heart attacks with Apple's iWatch