Apple Watch Might Save Your Life

apple watch, apple, i-watch, fitness trackers,What good is an Apple Watch? Well, for at least one man it meant the difference between life and death. Which is to say, it warned him of an impending heart attack in time for him to get help.

That's been Apple's aim all along with the Apple Watch: To make it a ubiquitous health monitoring tool the way their iPhone has become a ubiquitous communication tool.

Let's face it, using the Apple Watch as a phone, or to surf the internet is not exactly conducive to comfort. Some people use it for those things, but even they admit it's not exactly the best tool available. When it comes to health monitoring, however, well, that's an entirely different story:

Fitness trackers are a fun way to keep track of your health, but it turns out the gadgets might be life-savers — literally.

Contractor Dennis Anselmo said his Apple Watch tipped him off before he had a heart attack in Edmonton last summer.

"I just wasn't feeling right. I was hot and cold at the same time," the 63-year-old told CBC News. "I was jittery."

Anelsmo looked down at his Apple Watch, flipped to the heart rate monitor, and realized his heart was pounding at over 200 beats per minute — more than double a normal rate.

So, as a communication device the Apple Watch makes a great "fitness tracker." Good to know. If you want to read more about how this handy device might save your life, click here to read the rest of the story.

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