Apple appears to be working on blood glucose monitoring as a way to address Type 2 Diabetes

“Apple appears to be working on blood glucose monitoring as a way to address Type 2 Diabetes,” Jean-Louis Gassée writes for Monday Note. “‘Glucose monitoring’ is a code word for fighting the growing scourge of Type 2 Diabetes. Unlike Type 1 Diabetes, which is unpreventable, the Type 2 variety is, to be polite, a ‘lifestyle’ disease, meaning we eat too much and don’t exercise enough. (As usual, the French are more brutal: for them, Type 2 is Diabète gras, Fat Diabetes). “A 2016 Harvard School of Public Health study places the global cost of Type 2 Diabetes at $825B per Click Here to Read more

Press Release: Nike announces new Apple Watch bands that work with new running shoes

In April of this year, Apple and NikeLab launched the limited edition Apple Watch NikeLab. Today, Apple and Nike take their partnership a stride further, with four new Nike Sport Bands for Apple Watch Nike+ in colorways inspired by the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit “Day to Night” collection. The “Day to Night” collection celebrates runners whenever they choose to run – at twilight, sunset and everything in between. Each of the colors is inspired by a shade of the sky, from dawn to dusk, and allows runners to – for the first time – make a statement by matching their Apple Watch Nike+ Click Here to Read more

Alexa, Show me Mom

(AARP.com): Amazon is upgrading its popular Echo smart speaker, adding features — including a screen that supports video chats and video phone calls — that may make the digital personal assistant more attractive to older consumers and those who care for them. The newest iteration of Echo, called the Echo Show, sports a seven-inch screen that lets users make and receive Wi-Fi video calls with others who own the device or who have the Amazon Alexa app installed on their smartphone. There’s also a feature called drop-in, which allows preselected users to video in to another person’s device at any time. Click Here to Read more

Apple Watch able to detect Abnormal Heart Rhythm With 97% Accuracy

The Apple Watch’s built-in heart rate monitor is 97 percent accurate when detecting the most common form of an abnormal heart rhythm when paired with an algorithm to sort through the data, according to a new study conducted by the University of California, San Francisco and the team behind the Cardiogram app (via TechCrunch). There were 6,158 participants in the study, all of whom used the Cardiogram app on the Apple Watch to monitor their heart rate. Most were known to have normal EKG readings, but 200 suffer from paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (an occasional irregular heartbeat). To read the rest Click Here to Read more