According tomedia, some life insurance companies are starting to subsidize Apple Watch for a reason: Simply put, the device helps save lives. Recently, a pple Watch holder named Jorge Freire Jr. told the story of how Apple’s wearable device could help save lives by alerting it to abnormal heart rate conditions.
Freire Jr. went to the hospital for a check-up because of the Apple Watch’ alert, where he was diagnosed with a heart beat — a arrhythmia that could lead to stroke and heart failure if not treated promptly.
Fleury Jr. detailed the painful experience on his Facebook page, saying that when he returned from a trip to Sao Paulo, his Apple Watch told him his heart rate was over 140 and lasted more than 10 minutes.
However, after lying down for a while his heart rate did not drop, which prompted him to decide to go to a nearby hospital. Fortunately, the doctors used the drugs to control the critical situation.
This story is just the latest in a series of Apple Watch rescues that are believed to be more to come.