Apple has rolled out the AFib History feature for its Indian Apple Watch users. Initially approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and launched last year, this feature helps users with Atrial fibrillation (AFib), an irregular heart rhythm condition, to track their health metrics. It also assists doctors in monitoring patients’ health during regular consultations.
Compatibility and other key metrics? The feature is compatible with the Apple Watch Series 4 and later, running on watchOS 9, and requires iPhone users to have iOS 16. It is designed for users over 22 years old who have been diagnosed with AFib.
AFib is a heart condition where the heart’s upper chambers beat out of sync with the lower ones.
Symptoms can include a rapid heartbeat, palpitations, fatigue, or breathlessness. But some people may not show symptoms, making a tracking device like the Apple Watch helpful for monitoring and managing their condition.
Setting up AFib History: To set up AFib History, users need to update their iPhone and Apple Watch to the latest versions. They can then access the feature through the Health app on their iPhone.
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Users can export their AFib History data as a PDF to share with doctors or others. However, users should note that the AFib History feature does not notify them when they’re experiencing AFib. Also, enabling the Low Power Mode can turn off heart measurements in the background, which may result in no AFib History estimates.
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