In Australia, a medical student discovered that she had been suffering from a thyroid problem for several months. His Apple Watch had detected cardiovascular problems and the first signs of the pathology, but the notification is not activated by default. Instructions for the watch to warn the user of the first disturbing signals.
In this pandemic period, manufacturers of connected watches are constantly promoting health-related sensors. Real-time pulse taking or sleep monitoring are the most well-known examples, but by digging into the options, you can discover functions to monitor stress or measure blood oxygenation levels. This is the case with the Apple Watch, and an Australian nursing student urges Apple Watch owners to turn on their “Heart Health Levels” notifications. Indeed, in a video posted on TikTok, she reveals, with supporting graphics, how her watch had detected changes in her health and that a notification system should have made her understand earlier that something was wrong. .
Notifications warn of any trouble As this student explains, “Heart Health Levels” notifications can help users detect possible health issues like too high or too low heart rates, or arrhythmia. To enable Apple Watch health notifications, go to the "Apple Watch" app on your iPhone, then tap "My Watch". Scroll down to "Heart". There you can configure your ECG app to detect possible signs of atrial fibrillation by indicating your minimum and maximum heart rates. This concerns all Apple Watches from 4 to 7, with the exception of the Apple Watch SE. Next, you need to enable “Heart Health Levels” notifications. Another adjustment to be made is the configuration of the "Blood oxygen" application and the measurements in the background. Open the “Health” app on your iPhone. Press "Browse", then select "Respiratory, Blood Oxygen" and "Enable". Once setup is complete, open the “Blood Oxygen” app on your Apple Watch to measure your blood oxygen level. This measurement is only available for Apple Watch 6 and 7, and it requires standing still for 15 seconds. If the value is less than 95%, it is advisable to talk to your doctor.