“Beyond its health and fitness tracking capabilities, one simple, yet life-changing, feature of the Apple Watch is the ability to send and receive texts and calls from your wrist, even when your iPhone is nowhere to be found,” Kylie Gilbert reports for Shape. “But as one woman’s story proves, the ability to connect to your phone through your watch also serves a much more important — and potentially lifesaving — function.” “Kacie Anderson, a 24-year-old from Hannover, PA, used the watch’s SOS feature to call for an ambulance after suffering injuries from a car accident late last year. As Anderson Click Here to Read more
(AppleInsider.com): Amid rumors that Apple is working on a non-invasive glucose monitoring system for Apple Watch, researchers are using cutting edge software science to prove the heart rate sensors in current-generation wearables can successfully detect early signs of diabetes. As part of an ongoing study involving Apple Watch and Android Wear users, researchers at app developer Cardiogram and the University of California, San Francisco, trained a deep neural network called DeepHeart to distinguish people with and without diabetes at an accuracy of 85 percent. The collaborative study pulled from 14,011 Cardiogram users enrolled with the UCSF Health eHeart Study to obtain Click Here to Read more
The device hasn’t been out more than a week, and they’re are reports that the Apple Watch Series 3 is having connectivity issues with connecting or staying connected to LTE Networks, while other reports are stating that the device is also having connection issues with the iPhone as well. Update: AppleInsider.com is reporting that Apple is aware of the issue, and will be offering a fix soon.
“Major League Baseball announced Friday afternoon that Boston will be fined ‘an undisclosed amount’ for using an Apple Watch to steal catchers’ signs; it will then be donated ‘to hurricane relief efforts in Florida,’” Amara Grautski reports for CNBC. “MLB did not issue any suspensions or take any draft picks away from the team, but has warned all 30 clubs that future violations could warrant this kind of punishment. The league added that Red Sox ownership, front office and manager John Farrell were unaware of the cheating operation.” “In addition, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said during the course of its Click Here to Read more