Anne Rowe’s asthma kept getting worse, imore.com reports, when her Apple Watch gave her a warning. “It kept saying that I was in AFib. At first I didn’t really believe it but then I decided I would go to my doctor,” Ms. Rowe reveals. Long story short, open heart surgery. Ms. Rowe didn’t die of a heart attack. Neither did Copper State Apple Watch wearer Austin Hardison . . .
The Arizona teen said that he felt lightheaded one day this month while watching television, and his smartwatch alerted him that his heart rate was extremely high at 219 beats per minute.
[Mom] Lynsey took Austin to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, a common cause of a rapid heart rate, or tachycardia, in infants and children.
Hey people.com! My analogue watch saved my life once. I knew my wife-at-the-time would kill me if I was late to my first child’s birth. But seriously folks, there’s a reason smartwatch sales are up 24% so far this year, while “dumb” watch sales are down 15%. It’s a matter of life or death!
In one case, death plus justice. Apple Watch data leads to SA woman being charged with murder of mother-in-law Australia’s 7news.com reports:
[Caroline Dela Rose Nilsson] allegedly told police intruders had killed her mother-in-law before gagging her and tying her up, but she was arrested after data was collected from an Apple Watch worn by the victim.
The court has previously heard a forensics expert had analysed data from the watch and had narrowed the time from when she was attacked to when she died to a seven-minute window.
Prosecutors said the data showed a burst of heavy activity, consistent with the woman being the victim of an “ambush-type” attack followed by a period of less activity when she possibly lost consciousness.
If those timings were accepted, they would contradict statements from the accused that her mother-in-law had been involved in an argument with her attackers for about 20 minutes.
As for the sexual benefits of a smartwatch, take it from a 60-year-old, keeping track of your heart rate is a good thing, not a bad thing. ‘Nuff said?