Apple Watch related heart study has ended for early participants

Apple Watch related heart study has ended for early participants
We know that the Heart Rate monitor on the Apple Watch has saved some lives thanks to its ability to give early warnings. But Apple wanted to know exactly what other life threatening conditions could be predicted by its smartwatch, and initiated a study that began earlier this year. While expected to run through January 2019, some early participants have received an email from the company, telling them that their participation in the study has ended.

It might be sometime before we learn the results of the study, which was looking to find a way to connect certain data readings from the Apple Watch to irregular heart rhythms and serious ailments such as atrial fibrillation. Discovering these patterns can help with early detection of possibly fatal conditions, which could go a long way toward lowering mortality rates for these heart-related medical issues.

Participants in the study, conducted by Apple and Stanford Health, had to agree that they were comfortable writing in English, and were not previously diagnosed with Atrial fibrillation or Atrial flutter. Additionally, those taking blood thinners were not allowed to sign up. The participants installed the Apple Heart Study App on their iPhones, and even though the study has apparently ended for some, these participants are being told that they can continue to use the app to alert them in real time to any irregular heart rhythms.

source: AppleInsider

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5 Comments

1. apple-rulz

Posts: 2177; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

The Apple Watch is the best and will keep getting better, can't wait to see what the Series 4 brings.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

One of the best things about the Apple Watch is the heart rate monitoring it’s very solid, and consistent. The overall feature set is a bit limited, but that is its best feature for me.

3. Jrod99

Posts: 755; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Apple Watch and eco system why I will get xs plus. Just wish they give it Pencil support which rumors say won’t happen now. Bummer.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31258; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

At first they were saying it would get it. That would be a great feature.

5. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Apple watch is the best! No other watch can compare with its features. No wonder why it’s the best selling smart watch out there. Androids said its a niche product and look where it is now. I’m getting a new series 4 to replace my series 3 because of the bigger display and the new complications.

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