Following shocking finish, Apple Watch warns several Vikings fans about their heart

It was the kind of ending you would expect to only see from Hollywood. Trailing the New Orleans Saints 24-23 in their NFC Divisional Round playoff game, the Minnesota Vikings had 10 seconds left on the clock and were at their own 39 yard line. Case Keenum dropped back to pass and lofted a pass to Stefon Diggs, who caught the ball at the Saints 34, kept his balance, and ran into the end zone for the game winning touchdown as time expired.

Vikings fans at the stadium or watching on television had just witnessed a modern day football miracle, and their bodies were responding appropriately. Several who happened to be wearing an Apple Watch received an alert telling them that their heart rate was dangerously high, running above 120 beats per minute while being inactive over a ten-minute period. A few snapped pictures of the warning and posted it on Twitter.

The same thing might have happened to Pittsburgh Steeler fans had the Apple Watch been around in December 1972. That is when Steeler running back Franco Harris made "The Immaculate Reception." This miracle catch off of a deflection resulted in the game winning touchdown over Oakland as time ran out, sending Pittsburgh to the Super Bowl.

There is no indication that any of the Vikings' fans who received an alert on their Apple Watch ended up at the hospital, or suffered a heart attack. To see what the fuss was all about, click on the video at the top of this story.

source: @TCHuddle, NFL via BGR



1. mootu

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This is news ?

7. DolmioMan

Posts: 334; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Does it have to be when clicks= money?

20. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Not when you use adblocker, lol

18. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Apple should have send this message out when their customers found out about the iPhone slow down. That would be a better news.

19. audibot

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

its like the ibm mistake, just shows you cant count on the gov to send a text or smartwatches to tell u your correct heart rate, it also depends on how high up the watch is on your wrist

2. kiko007

Posts: 7499; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Don't blame them for being excited. Hell, I lost it when I saw Diggs sprinting down the sideline, and I'm not even a Vikings fan.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31269; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude missed that tackle on purpose.

3. syam7863

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 15, 2016

And why is this news again?

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31269; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I can't believe my Steelers overlooked the Jags, and got their asses spanked.

15. AxelFoley unregistered

The Jags already drilled them once. I don't think they overlooked them. Jags were just better.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31269; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Being better isn't the issue. The Steelers were looking last them to the Pats, and they made that all too clear. Now they're on vacation.

12. Jrod99

Posts: 756; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Crazy week for playoffs. Falcons checkout early. Probably good they did after that Super Bowl choke fest they did last year. That Viking/Saints Game was nerve wrecking for either fans. Kinda pulling for Saints but not really vested in either team.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31269; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I got Eagles/Pats in the big dance. Who you got?

14. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Filed under: "Please, stop talking about our failures." This is not even remotely news worthy.

17. kiko007

Posts: 7499; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Wait... what?

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