In one of the latest discoveries around the hi-tech Apple watches, the smartwatch is reported to have captured anomalies in women’s bodies, using smartwatch, who were later tested positive for pregnancy.
According to the US tech major, the watch does not have any pregnancy detecting features but it can catch some intra body activities. There have been several instances of the Apple Watch alerting its users to visit the hospital after detecting anomalies in their bodies.
In most cases, the device has been correct in detecting unusual body behaviours which, if neglected, could have caused the users great damage. Now, a new report claims the wearable has supposedly helped a woman to detect pregnancy even before she took a clinical test to find out the same. Apple Watch offers important features like heart monitoring, ECG, oximeter and more that make it a perfect companion health device.
As per tech experts though Apple Watch has no official feature to detect pregnancy, yet it helped its user to identify that something was unusual with their body. At first, the Apple Watch notified the user that her average resting heart rate had increased by a significant amount in the last few days, which made her suspicious. The user mentioned that the Apple Watch showed that her resting heart rate has increased from 57 to 72 beats per minute.
An increase in heart rate can be caused by multiple reasons. Firstly, the user thought that she was attacked by the Covid-19 virus as it is one of the symptoms. However, the Covid test came out negative and the user didn’t show any signs of a common cold as well.
Later on, the woman found some articles on the internet that mentioned that pregnant women can also experience increased heart rate in the initial weeks of pregnancy. A doctor confirmed that the user was pregnant for four weeks after she went to a clinic to get herself tested. So, simply by showing the change in average heart rate, the Apple Watch helped its owner to detect pregnancy.
The Apple Watch also offers other features that are aimed at women users. For example, the Cycle Tracking app available on Apple Watch helps users to record details about their menstrual cycle.
Moreover, Apple also added a body temperature sensor to the Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra models. This new sensor offers improved period predictions and ovulation estimates based on temperature changes during sleep.