Heart Rate

App Developers Reveal What ‘Game of Thrones’ Does to Your Heart Rate

According to an interesting new study of viewer heart rates carried out by the developers of the Cardiogram app for Apple Watch, there's "a certain dramatic tension" in the smash-hit TV show 'Game of Thrones’, that tends to get the audience's blood pumping, even more than the epic bouts of violence (via Science Alert). The study is...

Apple Watch Can Detect Abnormal Heart Rhythm with 97% Accuracy: Study

New research conducted by the University of California, San Francisco, in collaboration with Apple Watch app Cardiogram, shows Apple Watch's heart rate sensor can aid in the detection of abnormal heart rhythm. Abnormal heart rhythm, medically referred to as atrial fibrillation, is a common heart arrhythmia that can lead to stroke. As part of ongoing research, a deep...

Apple Says Sporadic Apple Watch Heart Rate Tracking is Intentional

When the Apple Watch first launched, the device recorded your heart rate every ten minutes, as originally advertised. After an update to Watch OS 1.0.1, users noticed that the readings became more sporadic. Apple is now responding to the complaints by saying that the sporadic readings are intentional, and they are not caused by a...