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Smart Watch, Smart Health

Smart Watch, Smart Heart Doctor in My Watch There's a growing number of stories of peoples' lives being saved by the heart monitoring provided by their smart watches.  There are many smart watches out there to track your workout. Most of us use them especially for running. But some have advanced heart apps that can tell you your heart rate in real-time, track it against your norm, analyze and issue a warning if the rate is significantly off.  That can be life-saving for anyone running, walking or just breathing to know something's wrong and get it checked out by a doctor.  In certain medical conditions like heart attack or stroke, seconds and minutes make a life-saving difference. Young, Athletic Real Life Case Recently, a mid-twenty year old cyclist showed his doctor heart rate graphs from his smart watch.  The normal rate and one just recorded while he was walking showed a highly accelerated rate.  Turns out he had clots in his lung.  The watch warning saved his