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KardiaBand helps the Apple Watch inch closer to becoming a medical device

While those fitness bracelets and smart watches can help improve your health, they’re no substitute for real medical devices. But now, the FDA approved the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch. The post KardiaBand helps the Apple Watch inch closer to becoming a medical device appeared first on …

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Apple launched a study to look for irregular heart rhythms on the Apple Watch

Apple and Stanford have teamed up for a new heart health study. Using a new Apple Watch app and the Apple Watch’s built-in sensor, researchers will work to identify irregular heart rhythms and notify users who may be experiencing atrial fibrillation (AFib). AFib is the most common type of irregular …

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Apple reclaims wearables crown with strong third-quarter Apple Watch sales

Apple, which is the world’s largest technology company, has now regained its spot as the world’s largest wearable manufacturer according to a new report by the research firm Canalys. The company reclaimed its spot from Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi in the most recent quarter, with Fitbit, Huawei, and Samsung rounding …

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The Apple Watch can accurately detect hypertension and sleep apnea, a new study suggests

A new study out from health startup Cardiogram and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) suggests wearables like the Apple Watch, Fitbit and others are able to accurately detect common but serious conditions like hypertension and sleep apnea. Cardiogram and USCF previously demonstrated the ability for the Apple Watch …

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Apple said to be working on AR headset aimed for potential 2020 ship date

Apple is working on technology that would enable it to build an augmented reality headset by 2019, with shipping targeted for as soon as 2020, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The device would be independent from Apple’s iPhone or other mobile devices, with its own buillt-in display, OS …

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