21 May 2018
Smartwatches developed first as a connectivity option gradually gained many valuable assets. This kind of wearable has now become a synonym for the health and fitness. In the beginning, fitness trackers, and smartwatches were on different tracks and later on, the manufacturers started adding fitness tools to their smartwatches so as to make them a completely connected wearable.
Manufacturers have been developing their products either by offering us a completely different product or by upgrading the previous generations so as to offer more refinements. However, the aim is same in either case and that’s to meet the expectations of the end users.
A product’s existence is completely null if it’s not fulfilling the needs for what it was planned and developed. But, today's products aren't made just for fun; they are catering to specific needs which are helpful in our day-to-day lives.
Today’s smartwatches that are filled with so many fitness tracking tools are proving as a boon to people’s lives. A recent incident where Apple Watch saved a 76-year old man’s life is perfect to exemplify here. Such successes encourage the creators to make more advancements in the area of health that could help people.
A 76-year-old Hongkonger Gaston D’Aquino was prompted by his Apple Watch to go to the Hospital, even though he was feeling completely fine. D’Aquino went to the doctor and discovered (after the tests conducted in three days) that two of his main coronary arteries were fully blocked, with the third 90% blocked.
D’Aquino told the doctor that he felt nothing but his watch alerted with an elevated heart rate.
The report published in South China Morning Post, D’Aquino has reportedly said,
“I had read about these cases before, so I knew it was something that was serious. I thought that going to the hospital was that important. It was a strong signal, not ambiguous. It said I had an elevated heart rate.”
Now, fully recovered, D’Aquino recently sent a letter to Tim Cook to express his thanks,
“Thank you, Apple Watch saved my life”. He recounted his story, noting that “this was the first time that my watch alert had ever gone off, but I was not feeling anything, no dizziness or pain” and “in short, I was a walking time bomb”.
After the successful operation, he wrote, “I have been given a new lease on life”.
“Please continue promoting the use of the Apple Watch for anyone with cardiac problems. I lost a cousin two weeks ago to a massive heart attack, and if he had an Apple Watch, he might have had the same opportunity I got – to live.”
Such instances definitely fill the hearts of makers with happiness that their product has really prospered.