“Last November, my Android phone died as I descended on a JetBlue flight into San Francisco,” Michael Krigsman reports for ZDNet. “As I left the airport, it was obvious that a failed phone meant no Uber ride to my hotel, no phone calls, and no way to coordinate schedules with interviewees. In other words, I was screwed.”

“Although my dead phone was an Android, I figured that Apple would be my best route to get re-connected, so I bought an iPhone 7 Plus in San Francisco… I also decided to buy an Apple Watch Series 2,” Krigsman reports. “Fast forward about three months, and I’m enjoying life in the Apple ecosystem. The Apple Watch is frustrating at times, but the notifications work, it’s waterproof, and the built-in heart rate sensor is accurate.”

Apple Watch Series 2 with built-in GPS and water resistance to 50 meters

Apple Watch Series 2 with built-in GPS and water resistance to 50 meters

“One of the third-party apps I installed is called HeartWatch, which gathers sensor data from the Apple Watch and presents a richer view than Apple’s activity tracking software. Several weeks ago, I started receiving odd alerts from HeartWatch, saying my heart rate was elevated at certain times,” Krigsman reports. “Sensor data reported by HeartWatch made me aware of a potentially dangerous condition of which I was otherwise absolutely unaware…”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Looks like Apple Watch saved yet another life!

We concur that Apple’s built-in Heart Rate app is very limited and could offer much more on the wrist. In the Heath app on the iPhone, however, there is more useful data (within Heath Data > Vitals > tap Heart Rate) where users can view min./max. heart rate data for day, week, month, and year and also delve into each day’s heart rate data.

Welcome into the light, switcher, and good health to you!

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