Apple Watch Credited With Saving Student's Life

A Massachusetts high school football player monitored an irregular heartbeat on the smartwatch and decided he should go to the hospital.
2:34 | 09/23/15

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the teenager who says he's alive thanks to his apple watch. The high school football player came off the practice field complaining of strange back pain, shortness of breath. That's when the device gave him a vital clue. ABC's T.J. Holmes is here with that story. Good morning, T.J. Reporter: Robin, I want men especially young men to pay attention to this story because this kid did something a lot of us are guilty of, we ignore the physical signs that something is wrong but atlike cage-free eggs. Mmm. Heaven. Real ingredients. That's how we're working to bring outhe best Han average. I didn't know how extreme that was. I was kind of joking around with my friends like I think I'm having a heart attack. Reporter: His trainer raced him to the health center. Doctors rushed to save his life. If I didn't have the initial push from the apple watch I could have easily fallen down and died on the field the next day. Reporter: He only knew about the monitor feature because his father, a doctor, suggested he try it before he left for school. It was a catalyst for him to seek help. If we hasn't acted this would have quite a different ending. Reporter: When apple CEO Tim cook heard the news he called Paul and offered him a new iPhone and one other special opportunity. Whenever I'm ready I have a spot into their internship program. Oh. The kid is going to be okay. Now the dad who is a doctor said they'll be getting apple watches from here on out, still, folk, it's not a replace many. Don't think go buy an apple watch and doctor on your wrist but I refer to men and as you snow I've done this stupid thing before. We ignore the signs that something is wrong and had he not had that watch to confirm almost that something was wrong, he might have dropped dead the next day. It's not just men that ignore signs. We're just as guilty. But I know I'm stupid. I didn't want to call anybody else stupid. All right, T.J., thank you. All right, coming up,

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