New Apple Watch’s game-changing features

Becky Worley discusses the new health and wellness features on the Apple Watch 6, including a blood oxygen sensor.
3:22 | 09/17/20

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When the lights go down Now to the new apple watch getting a lot of buzz for its health features. Becky Worley has been testing it out. What's new with this watch? According to some estimates 1-4 Americans own a smart watch. Amy, hold up your wrist. You and I are both one of them. A huge part of that has to do with health and wellness, right? It certainly does. This watch has kept me more fit without question. I love closing my rings. It's something that keeps me moving. I compete with my friends. We see how far each other has gone on our moving rings. It gets me up out of my chair. You're such a hard core runner. Apple is listening to customers like you and realized that these features like closing your rings they sell watches. It's even more than that. In the new apple watch 6 there are more features about getting healthy and staying healthy. From apple's space age headquarters. Let's get started with apple watch. To having one of the first watches to try out on my wrist. Cool, it's blue. That's new. The announcement of new health features getting a lot of buzz. The headline a pulse oxygen center that uses light beamed at your wrist and then reads the color of your blood to figure out the levels of oxygen in it. 99%. That's pretty good. A low reading can signal serious health conditions. Apple says it's for fitness tracking only right now. They are investigating if the watch could help diagnose covid-19. We want to understand how measurements from your watch including heart rate and spo2 can be used to understand early signals or onsets of respiratory conditions. The watch has more robust sleep tracking. It also has a menstrual tracking signal. Where was this when I was a teenager? It can call 911 and reach out to your emergency contacts if you're unresponsive. Another timely feature, this hand washing app. The watch detects the motion and sound of hand washing and gives you a countdown timer. It's better than singing the ABCs. I've got the thumbs up. The heart functions added are impressive. It can tell you if the heart's electrical signals are experiencing an abnormality. I'm in sinus rhythm. All good. Trying to prevent heart disease apple announced an on demand exercise service that works with as a direct competitor with peloton. All things apple thinks will get more people to buy into it. Many of these apps can be found on older models of the apple watch. The big downside here is price. The apple watch 6 starts at $399. There are wearables like the Samsung watch, fit bits that offer some of the features. None are inexpensive. Then again, your health is priceless. Very well said, Becky. Thank you so much. We appreciate it. Pleasure.

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