Can your Apple Watch help prevent a stroke?

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In its most ambitious study yet, Apple wants to see if its wearable can affect people’s health in a meaningful way. Apple has announced another health study in partnership with Johnson & Johnson, this time aimed at proving the Apple Watch can prevent stroke. Called Heartline, it’s the company’s most ambitious medical research project yet, testing the limits of how useful wearables are in the context of daily health. Read Full Story

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Apple is teaming up with Johnson & Johnson to see if the Apple Watch can reduce stroke risk

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The Apple Watch’s ECG sensor may be able to help at-risk wearers identify conditions for a stroke before it happens. Apple and Johnson & Johnson have announced they are teaming up for a new groundbreaking study to see if the digital health tools included on the Apple Watch could help reduce the risk of stroke by detecting anomalies with the heart earlier than a person would become aware of them. Read Full Story

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Amazon’s first health wearable is no Fitbit or Apple Watch clone

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Rather than trying to be a smartphone for your wrist, the $99 Halo is a sleek companion to an app that measures your body fat and gauges your tone of voice. Amazon is launching Halo, a minimalist $99 health wearable and app aimed at helping people stay healthy. Executives who worked on the project say that the offering is more about the app and its various features than the wearable itself. Read Full Story

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The 10 Best Apple Watch Apps for Business

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When the Apple Watch first came out in 2015, there were 3,000 apps available for download. Fast forward five years, and now there are over 20,000 apps —21 of which are built-in. As an entrepreneur, Apple Watches can be an excellent investment, as there is a wide variety of Apple Watch apps designed with business in mind. We’ve researched the top ten Apple Watch apps that may make it easier for you to run a company or excel at your job. Apple Watches: The Basics Before exploring the top ten Apple Watch apps for marketers and business, let’s go over what Apple Watches are and what they do. The Apple Watch is a smartwatch produced by Apple. In essence, it’s a wearable, touchscreen computer you wear on your wrist. What can you do with an Apple Watch ? Answer calls Record voice memos Listen to podcasts Receive iPhone notifications Pay …

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The Apple Watch’s new sleep tracking changed how I think about sleep

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Unlike its competitors, Apple has decided not to overload users with data. Instead, its Sleep app in watchOS 7 focuses on creating a better bedtime ritual. When the Apple Watch was new, Apple decided to market it as a fitness device. But it’s increasingly become a more general personal-wellness device with the addition of features like deep breathing, fall detection, and an electrocardiogram function. And now it’s able to track one of the most important elements of health: sleep. Read Full Story

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Why Fitbit calls its newest wearable a ‘health smartwatch’

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Not yet part of Google, Fitbit has a watch that checks for warning signs you’re at risk for a stroke, senses if you’re stressed, and takes your temperature. The last time Fitbit had any really big news was last November, when it agreed to become part of Google in a $2.1 billion deal . More than nine months later, the planned transaction is still undergoing scrutiny by regulators . Along with privacy advocates, they’re concerned about what Google might do with the data Fitbit collects about users of its wearables. Read Full Story

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Apple Fitness+ is designed to make working out easier for everyone

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The company’s head of fitness Jay Blahnik explains his thinking behind the Apple Watch-based exercise service, which debuts December 14. The Apple Watch originally launched as a sort of multipurpose remote control for the iPhone, but by the device’s second year, 2016, Apple was clearly positioning it as a fitness device. It worked. Sales started to take off. Fitness has always been one of the most tangible uses of the watch, with its ability to not only measure workouts in a biometric way, but also to nudge, remind, and motivate users to move, stand, and exercise. Read Full Story

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This $1K copper jacket is designed to kill viruses and bacteria

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Vollebak’s Full Metal Jacket, which retails at a whopping $1,095, is designed to take advantage of copper’s antimicrobial properties. The company sees it as the first step toward creating disease-resistant clothing. Vollebak, the clothing company that made a jacket out of graphene and a T-shirt out of carbon fiber normally used in jet engines and sports cars, has come out with its most ambitious garment yet: a coat made of microbe-destroying copper . Read Full Story

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Is the content you are watching ‘digitally nutritious’ for your brain?

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The breadth of content flowing across our screens can either uplift or plummet our mental well-being. Here’s how to plan a more healthful digital diet. Trapped. Lonely. Blanketed in heavy folds of boredom. That’s how many of us feel after weeks of quarantine and mandatory social distancing. What comes next, in terms of getting back to a form of normal, is not yet clear. What is clear is that as we seek to fill our days, screens are now a constant in our lives . Read Full Story

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