iOS 16 / watchOS 9: Apple enriches the Sleep & atrial fibrillation detection functions

For Apple, the sleep of its users is important! Also, the firm has enriched its Sleep section available within its Health app. Introduced with watchOS 7, watchOS 9 will make it possible to follow with more precision the different stages of sleep (hopefully the next Apple Watch will have better battery life…).

According to Cupertino, thanks to the signals emitted by the accelerometer and the heart rate sensor, the Apple Watch will be able to detect whether users are in REM, light or deep sleep. Thus, it will be possible to access information on sleep times and to refine the measurement of respiratory rate (data counting the number of breaths per minute at night).

In addition, the ECG function is also improved and will be able to monitor the risks of atrial fibrillation (allow a diagnosis with a doctor) and activate the function Atrial fibrillation historywhich was also validated by the FDA shortly before the keynote.

The measurements made by the Apple Watch will thus provide an estimate of how often the heartbeat shows signs of atrial fibrillation as well as weekly notifications to understand the frequency of episodeswhich would make it possible to identify the factors related to lifestyle likely to influence this disease such as sleep, alcohol consumption and physical exercise. The data thus compiled can be downloaded in PDF format and shared with the medical profession.

iOS16 side, the Health app offers a more elaborate and complete version of its Sleep section (one more screen between the two systems. The customization of the Concentration mode is obviously highlighted, as well as the key points. Then will follow the graphics in almond green tones of this tool.

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iOS 16 / watchOS 9: Apple enriches the Sleep &  atrial fibrillation detection

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iOS 16 / watchOS 9: Apple enriches the Sleep &  atrial fibrillation detection

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