There have been a couple of cases where Apple Watch’s heart rate feature has recognized an irregular heart rate. This feature has helped saved lives and now, Apple is teaming up with Stanford for an official Heart Rythm study using the Apple Watch. Data is collected in the duration of this study and is then used to detect and track heart issues like atrial fibrillation. You too can join the study. You just need to own a compatible Apple Watch and install the app on it.
This study can be done on Apple Watches including Apple Watch Series 1 and above. Watch Series 0 is not supported.
How to Sign Up For Apple and Stanford’s Apple Watch Heart Rhythm Study
If you own a compatible Apple Watch, all you need to do now is go to the Apple Store and download the Apple Heart Study app.
Once the app has been installed, launch it and then sign up. Review the What to Expect section, read the Participation Requirements and if you fit, hit the I meet these requirements button.
Next, you need to enter your location and date of birth and hit Continue.
Make sure to allow the app to send you notifications.
If you have been selected for the study, the app will send you a notification.
So what do you think about this new feature? Do you think it is helpful? Share your thoughts in the comments below.