Heading to the cardiologist :: Reddit

by Volker Weber

From Reddit:

Ok holy hell.... strap in.

If you have the Apple Watch 4 please please update to the new firmware released yesterday and take your ECG.

I did last night and tried it out. Weird. Abnormal heat rate notifications. Ran the ECG app and came back afib. Well ... glitchy firmware. Let’s try again. Afib. Again and again and again. Piece of crap watch.

My wife wakes up and I put it on her. Normal. Normal. Me afib. Try the other wrist, try the underside of the wrist. Every time afib warning.

Ok. So go to Patient First. Parking lot full and I’m going to blow it off and head home. Look at the watch again, afib again.

Fine walk in and sign in. They ask what’s wrong and I’m embarrassed. ‘Ok so there is a new watch feature ... hahaha ... I’m silly but can we check this?”

I did not know that this comment was a quick queue pass for Patient First. I’m taken right back and hooked up. The technician looks at the screen and says “I’m going to get the doctor”

Doctor comes in, looks at the screen, looks at me and says “You should buy Apple stock. This probably saved you. I read about this last night and thought we would see an upswing this week. I didn’t expect it first thing this morning.”

Soooo long story short, heading to a cardiologist right now.

Test yourself. I didn’t have a clue. I may not ever have.

I am not waiting for the update since I already have a WIWE.

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Das ist beeindruckend. Die Apple Watch mag kein besonders *gutes* EKG machen (oder auch schon, darauf will ich aber nicht hinaus), aber das ist wie mit den Handykameras und den DSLRs. Die *beste* Kamera ist die, welche man dabei hat. Das beste EKG ist das, welches man auch macht. Es mag und *wird* false positives geben, hoffentlich aber in einem unschädlichen Ausmaß.

Wir erleben hier, wie eine Technologie einer breiten Masse an Menschen trivial leicht zugänglich gemacht wird. Natürlich nicht vergleichbar mit den Mehrkanal EKGs beim Arzt, aber das ist nicht der Punkt.

Echt Respekt und klasse. Wäre ich in iOS zuhause, hätte ich längst eine Apple Watch.

Hubert Stettner, 2018-12-09

It seems to be rolled out for US customers only. I wasn’t able to make it work on my FR Apple Watch 4

Joel Demay, 2018-12-09

That is correct, Joel. It's rollling out only to watches bought (and possibly activated) in the US. No setting will change that.

Volker Weber, 2018-12-09

So, a US bought watch would work in Germany?

Mariano Kamp, 2018-12-09

As I understand, yes. But have not tried.

Volker Weber, 2018-12-09

Sehr kleines Sample von Twitter:

- In USA gekauft, mit NL Apple-ID und amerikanischem Locale: Funktioniert.
- In USA gekauft, mit US Apple-ID und deutschem Locale: Funktioniert. In deutscher Sprache.

Bestätigt meine Theorie: Es liebt nur an der UDID, nicht an der Apple-ID und auch nicht am Locale.

Volker Weber, 2018-12-10

Danke!

Mariano Kamp, 2018-12-10

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