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Apple Watch Saves Man’s Life By Alerting Him To A Heart Attack

Tyler Lee December 16, 2017

Over the years ever since the first Apple Watch was released, we’ve been hearing stories about how the device has saved the lives of quite a few of its users, such as alerting them to impending heart attacks. In fact just a new report from 9to5Mac will see the Apple Watch chalk up another life saved.

The report tells the story of Scott Killian, who before turning 50 underwent a barrage of health tests to make sure that he is healthy and to rule out any health concerns that might be associated with his age. The tests all came back with good news which basically cleared him, but then one night when he was sleeping, his Apple Watch, which he wears to sleep to track his sleeping patterns, alerted him via a third-party app called HeartWatch that his resting heart rate was elevated during his sleep.

Killian also experienced some mild indigestion which are signs of a potential heart attack, which prompted him to visit the emergency room as a precaution. The hospital then tested him using an EKG but the reports came back normal, despite the fact that his Apple Watch still reported that his heart rate was elevated. It was only after they took a blood test that it was discovered an elevated enzyme that signals that a heart attack has occurred or is occurring.

Speaking to 9to5Mac, Killian said what his surgeon told him was remarkable, “He said had I kept sleeping, I probably wouldn’t have woken up. I would have died in my sleep.”

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Apple Has Reportedly Shipped 34.4 Million Apple Watches To Date

Tyler Lee December 13, 2017

While the wearable market might be packed with all kinds of devices and brands (the Fossil Group is responsible for quite a few themselves), it seems that at the end of the day, it looks like Apple could have walked away the winner of it all, or that’s according Canalys analyst Vincent Thielke.

In an email sent to Mashable, Thielke claims that based on the company’s findings, Apple has apparently shipped 34.4 million Apple Watches to date since its release in 2015. He claims that this means that Apple accounts for a little over half of all smartwatches ever shipped. “Apple has shipped 34.4 million smartwatches worldwide since it entered the category in 2015. In other words, Apple accounts for 51.6 percent of all smartwatches ever shipped.”

That being said, we should advise you to take those numbers with a grain of salt. This is because ever since the Apple Watch has been released, Apple has yet to offer up an official figure in terms of shipments, units sold, and how much money they’ve made from it. At the same time, this isn’t the first time that we are hearing about the Apple Watch’s dominance in the wearable industry.

Apple recently launched the Apple Watch Series 3, which is the 3rd-gen Apple Watch released so far. One of the key changes, which appears to have sat well with many based on reviews, is the addition of LTE support, where Apple Watch users no longer need to be tethered to their iPhone.

Apple Has Reportedly Shipped 34.4 Million Apple Watches To Date , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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News: Apple releases watchOS 4.2 with support for Apple Pay Cash

Dan Pye December 6, 2017

After turning on Apple Pay Cash support in iOS 11.2 yesterday, Apple released the watchOS 4.2 update that also supports the new payment method. Users can now send up to $3,000 from their wrist or use proceeds they’ve collected from other users to buy things wherever Apple Pay is supported. As on iOS, Apple Pay Cash is available to users in the United States who are 18 years of age or older….

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Apple Giving Gifts Cards For Apple Watch Trade-Ins

Tyler Lee December 5, 2017

Do you have an older Apple Watch that you no longer need? Or maybe you’re just done with the Apple Watch completely? We suppose selling it off on eBay or Craigslist is one of the ways you’ll be able to sell it off, but if you’d rather not deal with the hassle of negotiating, you can trade it in with Apple.

According to a report from iDownloadblog, it seems that Apple is now accepting trade-ins for the Apple Watch, and customers who trade in the wearable will be given Apple Gift Cards in exchange. We’re sure that some of you guys would have preferred cash, but if you were planning on buying something else at Apple, then the gift card is just as good and can be used towards something else.

Of course the amount you get for the Apple Watch will depend on the model in question, but it seems that it ranges from as low as $50 and up to $175, which like we said depends on the model and also the condition that it is in.  There is a chance you could walk away with more if you were to sell it yourself, so that’s one possibility if you feel that the amount offered is a bit too low for your liking.

For more details about trading in your older Apple products, head on over to Apple’s website.

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News: Apple starts providing gift cards for Apple Watch trade-ins, adds new Sport bands

Dan Pye December 5, 2017

While Apple technically started accepting Apple Watch trade-ins last year, the company was just taking them for recycling without providing anything in return. Now the company has changed its recycling program to offer $50 to $175 on a gift card for the trades through a company named Brightstar, based on how functional it is and what model you have (size doesn’t seem to affect the payout at this point). Apple has also added new color options…

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News: Apple working on using iPhone’s faster circuit board tech in future Apple Watch, Mac devices

Dan Pye December 4, 2017

Well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told investors Apple is aiming to bring the liquid crystal polymer circuit boards found in iPhone X and iPhone 8 devices to the Apple Watch and Mac, 9to5Mac reports. Kuo claims Apple is working with manufacturing partner Career to incorporate the LCP flexible circuit boards into the Mac to help with USB 3.2 connections and save space inside the device, while the Apple Watch would benefit from LCP antennas for…

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Apple Could Adopt Faster Circuit Boards For Its Products In 2018

Tyler Lee December 3, 2017

Image credit – iFixit

When Apple launched the iPhone 8, 8, and the iPhone X a couple of months ago, the company touted the various hardware and software features and improvements, but under the hood, there were some changes that Apple did not reveal. This came in the form of the use of a new type of flexible circuit board made from liquid crystal polymer.

This was used in the iPhone’s LTE antennas and also the TrueDepth camera, and now it seems that according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is expected to bring that technology across its products for 2018 and beyond. Kuo claims that this will cover devices like the iPad, Mac computers, and also the Apple Watch, and that Apple is already working with FPCB manufacturer Career on designs that they will bring to the MacBook laptops.

For those wondering what the big deal is, basically these new circuit boards are said to be faster than the regular versions, and will help improve data transmission capabilities. It is also said to offer better thermal performance, better frequency attenuation, and moisture resistance, and could potentially cut down on space internally which could allow for bigger batteries or just a smaller and lighter device overall.

These changes might not necessarily be noticeable to the end-user, but if it leads to better overall performance, then we suppose that might be good enough for the average consumer.

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Apple Launches Study On Irregular Heartbeat

Adnan Farooqui November 30, 2017


Apple has teamed up with Stanford Health to launch the Apple Heart Study app. It’s a research study on irregular heartbeat. The app will allow the Apple Watch to collect data to irregular beat rhythms and will also proactively notify users when they might be experiencing atrial fibrillation. The app will be available to users who are 22 years or older.

Apple previously announced this study during the release event of the Apple Watch Series 3. It was working on the process with the FDA at that time.

The Apple Watch will rely on green LEDs used with light-sensitive photodiodes to calculate heart rate and rhythm by detecting the amount of blood that flows through the wrist. The sensor collects data from four different points on the wrist and uses that data to identify an irregular rhythm.

Those who participate in this study will receive a notification on their Apple Watch and iPhone if an irregular rhythm is identified. They will also receive a free consultation with a study doctor and for additional monitoring, an electrocardiogram peripheral.

“Working alongside the medical community, not only can we inform people of certain health conditions, we also hope to advance discoveries in heart science,” said Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams.

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FDA Clears Medical Grade EKG Analyzer For The Apple Watch

Tyler Lee November 30, 2017

Even before the Apple Watch was officially announced, the rumors surrounding the device have suggested that Apple was planning on positioning it as a health device. While it did launch with several health features, it looks like the Apple Watch is getting a boost in the health department, thanks to the FDA clearing AliveCor’s “Kardia Band”.

For those learning about this for the first time, the Kardia Band is an EKG analyzer designed for the Apple Watch. It’s not exactly new as over in Europe, it has already been available for a while. However it was not available in the US as it was pending the FDA’s approval, which it has since gotten, which means that it can now be sold in the US.

The Kardia Band is sort of like an improvement over the company’s KardiaMobile device. The former is a strap worn around the wrist and can detect abnormal heart rhythm and atrial fibrillation, while the latter is a device attached to the back of your phone that you have to hold with both hands for 30 seconds, which is clearly not as convenient.

It is no secret that the Apple Watch is proving to be a more useful health tracking device than what Apple had led us to believe at the start. There have been multiple instances in which users have noticed heart problems before they happened, thanks to the built-in heart rate sensor, so much so that Apple is investigating to what extent the Apple Watch can detect abnormal heart rhythms.

FDA Clears Medical Grade EKG Analyzer For The Apple Watch , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Apple Wants To Make Its Products From 100% Recycled Materials

Tyler Lee November 21, 2017

On every Apple product page and at the end of every Apple product announcement, the Cupertino company loves to boast at how green they are when it comes to building their products and the packaging used for its products. However as it stands sometimes raw materials and rare metals are still required.

This is something that Apple wants to change, according to Apple’s VP of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson. Speaking to news.com.au, Jackson was quoted as saying that Apple’s goal is to one day eventually be able to make products from 100% recycled and renewable materials in a bid to reduce their dependence on raw materials

According to Jackson, “What we’ve committed to is 100 per cent recycled material to make our products, or renewable material. We’re working like gangbusters on that.” She adds, “As far as I know, we’re the only company in the sector trying to figure that out. Most people talk about recycling electronics but the material is not necessarily used in new electronics.”

Like we said, Apple’s green initiatives are pretty well-known. The company has won the title of “Greenest Tech Company” for multiple years in a row, and seems to be producing excess energy from their green energy efforts that they can actually afford to sell them to energy providers. When exactly we’ll see the day that an iPhone or MacBook is made entirely out of recycled/renewable materials is unclear, but it is a future worth looking forward to.

Apple Wants To Make Its Products From 100% Recycled Materials , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.