Apple Watch seems to be able to help users with early detection of Covid-19.
Research conducted by Mount Sinai Health System (New York) and Stanford University (California) found that other smartwatches such as Apple Watch, Fitbit can detect Covid-19 1 week before symptoms begin.
It is underlined that the Apple smartwatch has the ability to detect small changes in its heartbeat, which could potentially lead to covid-19. According to the study, the smartwatch can be detected as early as 7 days.
Apple Watch measures heart rate variability, which measures the spacing between each heartbeat. However, the same size is also affected by inflammation in a person’s body. At this point, it is stated that inflammation and Covid reading may be similar. It is also among the information that users with Covid may see reduced heart rate variability, suggesting small differences between their heart rate.
The research was based on the monitoring of 300 healthcare workers wearing Apple Watches between April 29 and September 29. Stanford University also conducted a study in which participants used different smartwatches, such as the Apple Watch, Fitbit, and Garmin. The study found that 81 percent of participants had heart rhythms increased about 9.5 days before symptoms appeared. In addition, almost two-thirds of cases were detected 4 to 7 days before symptoms of Covid-19 began to appear. It is shared that this study was also conducted with more than 5,000 participants.