My worry: overtesting, overtreatment, increased acute healthcare costs. But, it’s a work in progress, and I’m glad it’s here.
There’s a Food and Drug Administration-cleared single lead ECG monitor (sorry, Apple Watch Series 4 only) and accompanying notification system for atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common form of irregular heart rhythm. The watch intermittently analyzes heart rhythm in the background and sends a notification if it detects an irregular heart rhythm on five rhythm checks in a certain time.
TBH, I think it’s a cool feature, and one that even a couple of years ago, would seem totally out this world to roll out. But I’m still an analog watch guy. And it’ll take a lot to convince me to get a smartwatch of any kind.