Apple researching whether its smartwatch can be used to detect heart problems

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Apple's new Apple Watch 3, with a swathe of new capabilities including built-in cellular, is expected to stoke the smartwatch market.

It's probably no surprise that Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, is doing very well.

Earlier this year, Stanford's School of Medicine launched five new research projects involving 1,000 Apple Watches through its new Center for Digital Health.

Apple previously teamed up with a startup called Cardiogram to track irregular heart rhythm in conjunction with the University of California San Francisco.

The watch will also be swimproof, and have Global Positioning System included.

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"We're adding smart activity coaching, a completely redesigned workout app, new features for swimmers".

Since the iOS 11 GM leak, however, we've become aware of a new phone complication on the Watch face, along with a signal meter. Your Apple Watch knows more about your body than a treadmill does, with tons of logged information including height and weight, but the treadmill is considered more accurate in estimated your total distance.

The study uses data from the Apple Watch to analyze arrhythmias, and the company has been working closely with the FDA to organize this entire endeavor.

Apple reportedly wants to use the Apple Watch's heart rate sensor to detect abnormal heart rhythms, and is specifically focusing on arrhythmias related to atrial fibrillation that carries a risk for blood blots and strokes.

Apple will enhance the heart rate app to monitor measurements like resting heart rate, recovery heart rate and a notification for an elevated heart rate when you don't appear to be active. That means you can listen to Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, or other streaming music services without having your handset with you.

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