The Apple Watch isn’t just a pretty smartwatch. In fact, in addition to the most common functions that allow us to check the time, monitor our physical shape and make calls, it can be considered a real lifesaver. However, all this started in 2015, when the first model arrived. Since then the Apple Watch has gained many features that can save your life! Next, we’ll tell you what you really need to activate.
Apple Watch: Enabling these functions could save your life!
In the event of an accident, it is crucial that first responders know some medical information. This is because the victim may not be able to communicate if they are unconscious or unable to speak.
So the Medical ID feature on iPhone and Apple Watch allows you to enter crucial medical information such as your blood type, allergies, medical conditions, emergency contacts and current medications. This information is easily accessible on the Apple Watch, even if it is locked.
Apple Watch can alert you to a potentially deadly heart condition. That said, the ECG app, available on Apple Watch Series 4 and later, can help save your life.
The electrocardiogram (ECG) measures your heart’s electrical activity to detect any irregularities. Doctors use this information to diagnose conditions such as atrial fibrillation, a heart condition that causes an irregular heartbeat.
The ECG app analyzes data from the sensor that is present on all Apple Watch series 4 onwards to obtain the heart rate and check for irregularities. If you detect something, immediately inform the user, in which case he should speak to the doctor.
A simple activity like climbing a ladder to change a light bulb can become very dangerous if you fall and can’t get up. Alternatively, you may suffer from a health condition that often causes frequent falls or loss of consciousness. If you’re wearing an Apple Watch, the built-in accelerometer and gyroscope can detect when you fall. If the watch notices this and does not confirm that everything is ok, it will contact the emergency services.
Apple Watch 8 has a built-in feature called Accident Detection, which uses the Watch’s sensors to detect the occurrence of a serious car accident. This functionality is really very important.
If you are involved in a serious car accident, Apple Watch will sound an alarm and display the Emergency Call slider. However, being conscious, you can make the call or cancel it. If you don’t respond for 10 seconds, Apple Watch will automatically call local emergency services and send your location to your emergency contacts.
Blood oxygen level measures the amount of oxygen circulating in the blood, and most people have an oxygen level between 95-100%. That said, low oxygen saturation can indicate a serious health condition, such as heart or lung disease.
This is why it is important to monitor the blood oxygen level or oxygen saturation. Fortunately, Apple Watch can measure your blood oxygen level. To do so, rest your arm on a flat surface and make sure your wearable is comfortable. But not too tight on the wrist. After 15 seconds you will have your blood oxygen levels.