Just a few days ago, Apple released the much awaited ECG app for the Apple Watch Series 4. It came out at the same time with the rollout of the most recent OS update, watchOS 5.1.2.
One’s user life was already saved by the app
This extremely useful app allows the smartwatch to perform an electrocardiography (ECG) scan. Based on a recent post from Reddit, one user of the Apple Watch 4 already had unexpected results after using the ECG app. After doing a scan, the device showed the person an A-fib result, which means that he had atrial fibrillation. He couldn’t really believe it at the beginning, thinking that maybe it was an error. So he tried to do the scan few more times and got the same result.
Wanting to know if the Apple watch is really working properly, he tested the app on his wife, only to discover that the app revealed normal results in her case. Only then the Apple user decided to go to an emergency clinic to make sure that everything is in order. The doctor took a look at the results of the watch and told the patient, “This probably saved you.”
The real ECG scan confirmed the results of the scan from the app
Later on, the patient went to a cardiologist who had to perform a real ECG scan, which basically confirmed the A-fib heart problem. This proved that the data which was recorded by the Apple watch was accurate. One person was already extremely lucky to be the owner of an Apple Watch, so we cannot wait to see how many more cases like this one will follow from now on. It’s definitely great to see that the ECG app is working well. We can only hope that more lives will be saved in the future thanks to this revolutionary app.
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