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watchOS 6 Update Brings A-Fib Detection and ECG App to Apple Watch Users

In addition to releasing iOS 13, Apple on Thursday additionally revealed the watchOS 6 update to choose Apple Watch models. Aside from new applications like Noise and Voice Memos just as highlights, for example, menstrual cycle tracking and the ability to install applications directly from the watch itself, the update brings new well being focused highlights. First is notifications for unpredictable heart rhythm (A-fib detection), which will be accessible to all Apple Watch models that get the watch OS 6 update. Furthermore, Apple Watch Series 4 users will currently be able to record electrocardiograms using the built-in ECG app. The highlights will likewise be accessible in Apple Watch Series 5 when it goes on sale in different countries next week.

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A-fib detection

Atrial fibrillation, or A-fib, is an unusual heart cadence, which shows quick and irregular beating of the heart. Once in a while, it’s joined by different symptoms like chest pain, however regularly, there are no outwards signs. Whenever left untreated, A-fib can bring in stroke, which makes timely detection of A-fib extremely critical.

The irregular rhythm notification highlight can infrequently check heart rhythms in the background and send a notification if an unpredictable heart rhythm that gives off an impression of being atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is identified.  Apple notes that the Apple Watch is not continually searching for A-fib, so all examples of A-fib may not be detected.

Be that as it may, if unpredictable heart rhythm, for example, A-fib is identified on five rhythm checks over a minimum of 65 minutes, a notification will be generated to alert the user.

ECG app

Accessible just to Apple Watch Series 4 (and newer) users, the ECG app requires an increasingly dynamic approach from the users. Electrodes built into the back crystal of the watch as well as the Digital Crown work together to empower users to take an electrocardiogram from the convenience of their home or office. Simply fire up the ECG application on the Apple Watch, touch the crown, and watch the application count down 30 seconds.

Every heart rhythm is then delegated as A-fib, sinus rhythm, or uncertain. Apple says that all recordings and their related classifications just as any noted symptoms are stored in the Health app on iPhone. If necessary, users can share a PDF of the results with physicians.

watchOS 6 update

watchOS 6 update has now been rolled out to Apple Watch Series 3 and Series 4 owners. Apple Watch Series 2 and Series 1 will get the update this Fall.

watchOS 6 update brings new includes and apps like Calculator, Cycle Tracking, Voice Memos, Noise, a native App Store, and more. New watch faces incorporate Modular Compact, Solar Dial, California, Gradient, and Numerals.