APPLE WATCH 4 DESIGNED FOR SENIORS?
Apple Watch 4 (AW4) has many benefits for seniors.
I recently got an Apple Watch 4 (AW4). A friend recommended it for health fitness. After reviewing the applications on the watch, I found there are many that would benefit seniors. In addition to checking your heart rate, it has fall detection and can run an ECG test.
The watch contains a gyroscope which picks up movement. If it suspects a fall, it will send your watch a message asking if you need EMS or you’re okay. If there’s no response within a minute, the watch calls EMS and your emergency contact. It’s also waterproof in case you’re worried about falling while bathing. (The stainless steel case is not as water resistant as the aluminum case.) Here’s a video on how it works.
This feature has just been added to the AW4. If you already have one, you can update it using the following directions.
Update the IOS on your iPhone.
Then update the IOS on your AW4 (have the watch charging during download.)
Once both have been updated, the app should appear on your AW4 dock as a jagged line.
You will need to update the Health app on your phone.
Open the phone Health app → click on Health Data → click on Heart → click on ECG then Set Up ECG App. Enter your date of birth. Then read the information and follow the directions.
You can then take your first Apple Watch 4 ECG.
–>If you have problems setting this up, the Apple Store or Apple Care can help you.
Right now the Apple Watch 4 can only pick up readings through Bluetooth. I use a wireless cuff which transmits readings to my iPhone, then in turn to my AW4. Rumors say Apple is working to get blood pressure readings done similarly to the ECG. Hope it happens on the AW4!
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