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WatchOS 5.1.2 with ECG & Irregular Heart Rhythm Alerts Released for Apple Watch

Dec 6, 2018 - 16 Comments
Apple Watch with ECG feature

Apple has released an update to Apple Watch that adds significant new health features to the Apple Watch Series 4, including an ECG app and irregular heart rhythm notifications. The WatchOS 5.1.2 update arrives along with iOS 12.1.1 for iPhone and iPad and MacOS Mojave 10.14.2 for Mac.

How to Disable Breathe Reminders on Apple Watch

Feb 9, 2018 - 3 Comments
How to disable Apple Watch Breathe reminders

The Apple Watch will periodically remind you to breathe with the Breathe app, which attempts to guide a user to take a series of deep breathes after it nudges you and tells you to “take a minute to Breathe.” This is much like the Apple Watch reminding you to stand up and move around, as … Read More

How to Disable Emergency SOS on iPhone X to Stop Accidentally Dialing 911

Dec 4, 2017 - 16 Comments
Emergency SOS screen on iPhone X

The iPhone X offers an Emergency SOS feature which will automatically dial 911 when the devices side buttons are held down for several seconds. The Emergency SOS countdown then starts blaring an alarm and counts down from 3, 2, 1, before dialing emergency services on your behalf, thanks to a feature called Auto Call. While … Read More

Set Up Medical ID for Emergency on Your iPhone

Jan 7, 2017 - 11 Comments
Check Medical ID on an iPhone

The Health app on iPhone is primarily used to track fitness and activity, and likely much more once the Apple Watch and other sensors connect to the device, but another handy and lesser known feature is called Medical ID. Medical ID can be filled out on your iPhone to show important information about the iPhones … Read More

Tips to Increase Accuracy of Heart Rate Monitor on Apple Watch

Nov 16, 2016 - 51 Comments
Apple Watch heart rate reading

The built-in heart rate monitor feature of Apple Watch is great for exercise and monitoring general heart health, but from time to time you may notice the heart rate number reported back seems unusual given your present state. For example, you may be sitting at your desk working and see some number way out of … Read More

Switch Distance Measurement to Miles or Kilometers on Health App for iPhone

Jul 14, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Kilometers or Miles in Health app for iPhone

Active individuals who use the iPhone Health app to track their fitness and distance may find it helpful to switch distance measurements from miles to kilometers and vice versa. This is particularly useful for people who would be doing something like training for a 5K but they’re accustomed to using miles as a distance measurement, … Read More

Get Specific Details in Health App for iPhone by Rotating a Dashboard

Mar 15, 2016 - 6 Comments
Tap to see specifics for dates, time, hour in Health app

The Health app on iPhone is able to track steps and mileage, and if you have an Apple Watch it will keep track of your heart rate, active calories with a pedometer, and other fitness data as well. When you open Health app, the Dashboard offers an overview of activity for the day, week, month, … Read More

How to Share Activity Progress with Apple Watch & iPhone

Jan 21, 2016 - 4 Comments

The Activity app on iPhone gathers much of the physical activity, pedometer, and health and fitness data from Apple Watch and presents it in an easy to read format. But the info found in Activity app is not limited to just the iPhone and Apple Watch, because you can share Activity progress easily with others … Read More

How to Change Distance Units from Miles to KM on Apple Watch Workout

Jan 10, 2016 - 3 Comments
Switch workout from miles to kilometer

For Apple Watch users who track their workouts with the device, you can adjust, switch, or set distance unit measurements per workout, switching from miles to kilometers and vice versa. This can be really helpful if you’re typically measuring distances in miles (or kilometers), but maybe you’re training for an event and want to switch … Read More

How to Use the Pedometer on Apple Watch to Count Steps & Distance

Dec 20, 2015 - 27 Comments
Apple Watch activity app

The Apple Watch has numerous health and fitness related features including a heart rate monitor and built-in step counter, also known as a pedometer. While many users assume the pedometer feature must be accessed from the accompanying iPhone, which can also track steps and mileage on it’s own, there’s actually a separate pedometer feature bundled … Read More

Siri Can Call Emergency Services For You with iPhone if Need Be

Jul 17, 2015 - 17 Comments
Call Emergency Services with Siri an iPhone if need be

Obviously nobody wants to be in an emergency situation, but if the need ever arises, Siri can come to your aid with a quick ability to dial the local emergency service line, and it works practically wherever you are in the world with the iPhone so long as it has a cellular connection. There’s not … Read More

How to Measure Heart Rate with Apple Watch

Jun 24, 2015 - 1 Comment
Heart Rate data from Apple Watch shown on iPhone

One of the more interesting health features on Apple Watch is the ability to measure the wearers pulse as a heart rate in beats per minute, which you can see directly on the Watch itself, and also graphed over time on the iPhone through Health app. Monitoring heart rate is a pretty neat feature for … Read More

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