Future Apple Watch to feature EKG heart monitor

Published on December 23, 2017

Apple is reportedly working on EKG heart monitor, which are expected to feature in future Watches. In this turns out to be true then the Apple Watch will be able to monitor the wearer’s electrocardiograph continuously. This is to ensure that the Watch takes the special car when looking out for dangerous heart conditions.

Apple Watch

According to a report by Mac Rumors, the Cupertino technology giant is testing a new version of Apple Watch. The smart wearable is said to come with the ability to record electrical activity of the wearer’s heart. The earlier is required to place his/her two fingers on either side of the device and the smart wearable will display the results accordingly. This type of test is usually called as the electrocardiogram or EKG/ECG. When EKG is ideally conducted, the sensors end up detecting any tiny electrical changes in the skin caused by the rhythm of the wearer’s heartbeat. The Mac Rumors reported one of the alleged Apple documents as reading, “A version being tested requires users to squeeze the frame of the Apple Watch with two fingers from the hand that’s not wearing the device. It then passes an imperceptible current across the person’s chest to track electrical signals in the heart and detect any abnormalities like irregular heart rates.”

Most of the EKGs today are conducted at medical offices and hospitals only. There are other continuous-wear EKG monitors available for purchase in the market but they have a limited life. If Apple does end up integrating its famous Watch with this special feature then it surely is a great deed in the search and innovation of smart wearables. The Mac Rumors report further goes on to state that the EKG technology is currently in development at Apple. It is not certain whether this technology actually ends up showing on smart wearables.

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