Apple Watch ECG will soon work at higher heart rates of up to 150BPM
The Apple Watch will soon be able to detect atrial fibrillation via the ECG function at higher heart rates than at present, potentially allowing for someone who was working out to use the app without relaxing beforehand.Introduced with the Apple Watch Series 4, the ECG app can record the electrical signals generated by a person's body during a heartbeat, using two points of contact. While the app has been repeatedly credited with helping to detect heart problems, like AFib, the current version of the app relies on the user having a more manageable pulse in order to perform the reading.The existing version offers an inconclusive reading for attempts to record a heart rate below 50BPM or over 120BPM, which means it can't be as effectively used by those on certain medications that slow the heart, or are an elite athlete who can naturally acquire a low heart rate through training. It also means that those who have an elevated heart rate following exercise or gain it through various factors, such as stress, nervousness, or alcohol, cannot use the feature. Read more...Read all
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