Apple Watch credited with saving life of journalist’s brother

We have reported many times that the Apple Watch is a key health device at this point. It saved many lives, helped with early diagnostics of medical conditions, and continues motivating people to become more active.


Now a user tweeted that his brother’s life was saved thanks to the Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor. Read the tweets below:

The interesting parts here are that not only did it save another life, but that the heart rate reading were identical to a professional heart rate monitor in the clinic. This is impressive (but not surprising).

Even Tim Cook noticed it, and tweeted about it:

Has your Apple Watch ever notified you about an elevated heart rate? Have you tried out the ECG feature yet? Let us know in the comments.