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Old 12-20-2019, 06:29 AM
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My doctor suggested I might want to get an Apple Watch to monitor my heart rhythm. Anyone know anything about this feature on the watches? Would it be useful to me? What watch would I have to get?? Thanks!


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Old 12-20-2019, 06:48 AM
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You would need to get the iWatch 5, which is the latest one. The EKG feature is something you can set to your watch screen and when youíre curious you open it and have to place a finger on the watchís crown for 30 seconds. If you pass out before the time is up itís a pretty good indicator something is wrong.
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Old 12-20-2019, 08:36 AM
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Hifi, you always know!

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If you pass out before the time is up itís a pretty good indicator something is wrong.
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Old 12-20-2019, 09:24 AM
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My DH has the Apple Watch 5 with the heart monitor. He checks it only occasionally since he doesn't have heart problems, but it might be good for people who do. It generates an ECG (similar to an EKG) that can show if you have a too high/low heart rate or irregular heart beat, which you can then let your doctor know.
It also monitors your sleep, which would be useful to know if you have sleep problems.
DH uses his Apple Watch in conjunction with his iPhone to see the notifications.

Would your doctor write a prescription for the Apple Watch and would your insurance pay for it? They are not cheap.
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Why not Fitbit?
Old 12-20-2019, 09:29 AM
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My Fitbit Alta HR monitors heart rate and is a LOT cheaper than an Apple watch.

ETA: I see CVT has posted that the Apple watch provides more details than the Fitbit, but do you need those details?


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Old 12-20-2019, 10:37 AM
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The Apple Watch 4 also has this feature.
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Old 12-20-2019, 06:28 PM
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If you pass out before the time is up itís a pretty good indicator something is wrong.
Thank you Hifi! Mine always comes out inconclusive. I was wondering if I should talk to my dr about it, but I have never passed out before the time is up only sometimes after. So I should be okay
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Old 12-21-2019, 09:08 AM
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Thanks everyone for your help!
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