Apple Watch Clinic Tips
Submitted by: Jeanne Graves
The following are notes compiled by Jeanne Graves for CapMac mini-clinics 7/9/2019
Apple Series 4 watches
These icons appear on Apple Series 4 watches.
From left to right, top to bottom:
Watch connected to a cellular network
Watch not connected to your iPhone
Lost connection to cellular network
Water Lock is on, screen will not respond to taps.
Notification, swipe down to read.
Tap to switch audio output between paired Bluetooth headsets, speakers & accessories.
With the accelerometer and gyroscope, Apple Watch Series 4 can detect that you’ve fallen. When an incident like this occurs, a hard fall alert is delivered, and you can easily initiate a call to emergency services or dismiss the alert. If you’re unresponsive after 60 seconds, the emergency call will be placed automatically. Your emergency contacts will then be notified and sent your location.
Emergency SOS allows you to quickly get help. It calls 911, notifies your emergency contacts, sends your current location, and displays your Medical ID badge on the screen for emergency personnel. And Apple Watch Series 4 with cellular does it all even when you’re away from your phone.
With the ECG app,
Apple Watch Series 4 is capable of generating an ECG similar to a single-lead
electrocardiogram. Electrodes built into the Digital Crown and the back crystal work together
with the ECG app to read your heart’s electrical signals. Simply touch the Digital Crown to
generate an ECG waveform in just 30 seconds. The ECG app can indicate whether your heart
rhythm shows signs of atrial fibrillation — a serious form of irregular heart rhythm — or
sinus rhythm, which means your heart is beating in a normal pattern.
Each beat of the heart sends out an electrical impulse. With the ECG app, Apple Watch
Series 4 can read and record these impulses by connecting the circuit between your heart
and both arms. The resulting ECG waveform, its classification, and any notes you’ve entered
on related symptoms are automatically stored in the Health app on your iPhone. You can
share them with your doctor and have a better-informed conversation about your health.
Unusually high or low heart rates and irregular heart rhythms (known as arrhythmias) could
be signs of a serious condition. But many people don’t recognize the symptoms, so the
underlying causes often go undiagnosed. With new notifications in the Heart Rate app,
Apple Watch Series 4 can check your heart and alert you to these irregularities — so you can
take action and consult your doctor.
Dexcom G6 Mobile.
Now you use an app on your phone, but Apple has filed for a patent that uses another method.
--- Notes compiled by Jeanne Graves for CapMac mini-clinics 7/9/2019