Apple Watch


#21

In a few years, when the Apple Watch can detect heart irregularities, you’d be crazy not to wear one. Even more so because you haven’t worn a watch in years and can’t justify the cost.


#22

I fail to see the logic in that, why would the fact that I haven’t worn a watch in years and can’t justify the cost of an Apple Watch mean that I would be more inclinded to need to monitor heart irregularities?


#23

Don’t you mean in WatchOS4? That was part of the presentation and I can’t wait for it, because I do have irregularities and one day they are going to kill me dead. I’d like to be able to keep tabs on them, for my cardiologist. The only thing I am unsure of is whether I will also need a series 3 watch. But, if I do, I’ll get one. I have no need of GPS or LTE for the watch so if I dont need to have it for the heart arrhythmia detection, I’ll stick with my 1.

[edit] All good, working on Series 1, no need for me to get a new watch.


#24

This is a worrying read…

Hopefully Apple sort these issues out!


#25

Oh dear, after reading that I’m starting to doubt my cellular Apple Watch purchase. Add to that I’m a Vodafone customer so I have to wait for VF support later in the year.


#26

Hopefully it’s not as bad as it seemed to the Verge (although they did still need to swap out the device first, which is a worry!)

That said, Gruber experienced no problems…


#27

Hmm… :frowning_face:


#28

The Series 0 already take regular heart rate measurements so I don’t quite understand what this feature wouldn’t work unless it’s designed around an even more aggressive monitoring scheme that battery wouldn’t permit.

I wonder if Apple considers the age of the batteries in the original watches too… as in they are performing at a lower level now that they are older, working on the assumption that very few people ever upgrade/replace the battery.


#29

I think thats very likely. I am not getting as much time out of a full charge as I was before this update, and I have actually switched off the checking for elevated heart rate (which is what I wanted it for) and will keep an eye on battery use for the next day or so. I could be wrong, in which case i’ll switch it on again.


#30

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