I used to never wear a watch, until I got my SmartWatch! Technology has come so far that a “watch”is like your personal assistant or your health “coach”, it keeps track of everything! From yeah! telling the time, too how many steps, calories burn, did you drink water? how is your VO2 level? You got mail! Mom texted you, remember “x” appointment…it’s like a James Bond movie but without so much action.
According to an article in HealthTech Magazine, smart watches can even help detect diseases.
Apple is one company that’s focused on early detection of Atrial Fibrillation. Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine shared that their watch, which uses an optical sensor to analyze the wearer’s heart rate, has the capacity to accurately identify irregular heart rhythms. Samsung recently released its Galaxy Watch, the company developed a device that will soon allow wearers to detect the heart condition, atrial fibrillation, through its electrocardiogram. Also, at the end of 2019, Omron Healthcare announced the release of their new HeartGuide, a smartwatch that is considered to be the first clinically validated, wearable blood pressure monitor.
Once again health technology has come a long way to help individuals to live a better life! I have to admit since I have mine, I have been a little obsessed on how many steps, miles etc I can go and monitoring even my period with it. ha!