Apple Watch Series 7 was released in 2021 and a Reddit user is indebted to his smartwatch for saving his life by detecting and alerting him of an abnormally high heart rate.
Apple Watch Series 7 features an electrical heart sensor and an ECG app to detect AFib and a Blood Oxygen sensor and app, along with other health and fitness features powered by the latest watchOS 9 like Fall detection, Emergency SOS, sleep tracking, workout app, menstruation tracking, and others.
These innovative features not only make Apple Watch Series 7 an effective health and fitness tracker, but also a lifesaver.
Apple Watch Series 7 detected abnormal heart rate caused by internal bleeding
Reddit user @u/digitalmofo shared that last week, he received several notifications on his Apple Watch Series 7 of a very high heart rate during his nap. Luckily, he immediately called his doctor and shared the stats with him who then called 911 for his ailing patient.
Last week, I had my iphone/watch on dnd for work, and when I went on lunch I was kind of tired so I laid down on my couch for a quick nap.
After the nap, I checked my notifications and had at least 10 that my pulse was racing. I called out the rest of the day and tried to lay around, but it didn’t stop, so I scheduled a quick video with my Dr. My Dr had me check the times and pulse rates, had me check the oxygen and then went ahead and called 911 for me.
Later he found that he was suffering from severe internal bleeding due to acutely low hemoglobin and if it were for his smartwatch, he would have bled to death while he slept.
Severe internal bleeding, I had a little over 3 g/dL hemoglobin, and my normal is about 15. EMS originally said it was a heart attack, but it was GI bleeding. They said had I not got there for a transfusion when I did, I’d not have made it.
So bless the Nurses, Drs, the people who gave blood and everybody who helped work on me, but I’d have just passed out and died without ever knowing if not for my apple watch.
Time and time again, Apple Watch users share stories of how their smartwatch aided the detection of undiagnosed illnesses or made emergency calls on their behalf after suffering life-threatening falls. All of this is a testament to the smartwatch’s usefulness beyond just a health and fitness tracker.
Apple Watch Series 7 is available in 41mm and 45mm sizes and features Always-On Retina display with thinner borders and more screen area, QWERTY keyboard, all-day 18-hour battery life, fast charging, and more. Apple Watch Series 7 price starts from $399.