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.

More >

Comments

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

Recent comments

Jens-Christian Fischer on Apple releases first public betas at 09:38
David Richardson on Apple releases first public betas at 00:52
Martin Kautz on Apple releases first public betas at 22:00
Volker Weber on Apple releases first public betas at 20:25
David Richardson on Apple releases first public betas at 20:22
Thomas Wölk on Diabetes :: Einmal hin und zurück at 19:44
Volker Weber on Kindle Oasis mit neuem Display at 23:09
Ralph Inselsbacher on Kindle Oasis mit neuem Display at 22:23
Volker Barth on Ein kleiner Filter-Hack für den Neato Botvac at 15:54
Volker Weber on Windows Terminal (Preview) now available in the Microsoft Store at 13:37
Nick Daisley on Windows Terminal (Preview) now available in the Microsoft Store at 13:29
Volker Weber on Windows Terminal (Preview) now available in the Microsoft Store at 09:41
Frank Quednau on Windows Terminal (Preview) now available in the Microsoft Store at 09:39
Erik Brooks on Google increasingly looks like the old Microsoft at 07:10
Jesper Kiaer on Google increasingly looks like the old Microsoft at 21:52
Volker Weber on Google increasingly looks like the old Microsoft at 17:47
Manfred Wiktorin on Google increasingly looks like the old Microsoft at 17:41
Volker Weber on Google increasingly looks like the old Microsoft at 15:14
Thomas Cloer on Google increasingly looks like the old Microsoft at 15:13
Volker Weber on Google increasingly looks like the old Microsoft at 15:00
Dennis Frank on Sonos mit Triby steuern :: Stuff that works at 14:34
Thomas Cloer on Google increasingly looks like the old Microsoft at 14:22
Volker Weber on Kindle Oasis mit neuem Display at 11:48
Sven Rohweder on Kindle Oasis mit neuem Display at 11:47
Martin Loeschner on Sonos mit Triby steuern :: Stuff that works at 09:29

Ceci n'est pas un blog

I explain difficult concepts in simple ways. For free, and for money. Clue procurement and bullshit detection.

vowe

Contact
Publications
Stuff that works
Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions

rss feed  twitter  amazon

Local time is 11:29

visitors.gif

buy me coffee

Paypal vowe