Apple Watch feature saves Delaware student’s life

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The SOS call feature saved a young woman who was suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. Wearable technology like the Apple Watch is being increasingly credited with saving lives in a spectrum of different ways, and the smartwatch was recently used to rescue a student in Delaware who was suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. The student, Natalie Nasatka, used the SOS button on her smartwatch as she started losing consciousness. The student noticed that she was feeling exceptionally exhausted and was starting to lose consciousness. That said, she still had the…

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Apple Watch adds new wearable technology double tap gesture

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The new gesture is meant to reduce a wearer’s dependence on using the phone to use the smartwatch. When the Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 wearable technology devices were launched in September, one of the most interesting features they were designed to provide was not yet available. The newest Apple Watch models have now received the double tap gesture in the watchOS 10.1 update. The latest wearable technology update for the smartwatches provides a new way for wearers to interact with their devices without having to use the…

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Samsung plans to make its Galaxy Watch 6 better looking

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The electronics giant is expected to unveil the new and more appealing smartwatch in August. Samsung is expected to show its Galaxy Watch 6 to the world for the first time in August, and speculation about the device suggests that there will be some notable improvements in the way the smartwatch looks. The brand is already well known for quality, attractive devices but the company isn’t stopping there. According to some of the latest Galaxy Watch 6 leaks on sites known for getting it right, the Samsung smartwatch is going…

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Apple Watch heart study sells wearable tech to seniors for only $49

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The tech giant is partnering with Johnson & Johnson to research atrial fibrillation. A new Apple Watch study with pharma giant Johnson & Johnson is examining the device’s capacity to detect a heart rhythm abnormality in seniors. Seniors assigned the wearable technology for the research are able to buy it at Best Buy for $49. This will become one of the biggest randomized digital health studies that has ever been conducted. The Apple Watch study is also another example of a pharmaceutical company and technology company partnering with a retailer.…

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Apple Pay swipes Starbucks’ long-held mobile payments crown

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The coffee chain has been the benchmark for m-payments success but no longer has the most users. For the first time, a general purpose mobile payments app has become more popular than Starbucks’ own as Apple Pay climbs to the top spot. The Seattle-based coffee company has been the gold standard for mobile payments success. New eMarketer Inc. data showed that Apple Pay now has more users than the Starbucks mobile payments service. Never before has a general purpose payment app been more popular than that of the coffee retailer.…

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