His New Apple Watch 6 Arrived

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    Oct 22, 2020 12:56 PM GMT
    It came by mail. One of his gifts after his hospital discharge for a new heart valve and a stent. Got the phone delivered in 1 day, so it was wrapped for him when he returned home. The Watch 6 is new with longer shipping times.

    Both his devices were getting old, but I especially wanted him to have the health & safety features of the Watch 6, which only pairs with a newer iPhone. Not sure how effective they'll be, but I already have some on my Watch 5, and those really do work.

    Like high & low heart rate alerts (with paprmeters you can set), heart fibrillation detection, even does a simple 1-pickup ECG. But his additionally monitors blood oxygen levels, important to gauge his heart efficiency, as well as his lungs for possible Covid.

    Both of ours also have automatic 911 calling if we fall, that can also be activated manually ("I've fallen and I can't get up"). It also calls me or him during an "SOS" activation, and can provide first responsers with our medical history summary. It can also be used as a phone to speak with 911, and its GPS sends the position even if we can't.

    I'm still exploring all these health features, that include all kinds of sports monitoring, like miles walked or biked, prompts to stand after sitting too long (mine does that), just a dozen things. Plus you can add apps that do even more. Amazing stuff.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 23, 2020 10:43 PM GMT
    That sounds awesomeicon_smile.gif
  • Zachmn

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    Oct 24, 2020 3:10 AM GMT
    Awesome! My friend has the hermès apple watch and he loves it
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    Oct 28, 2020 10:12 PM GMT
    Zachmn said
    Awesome! My friend has the hermès apple watch and he loves it

    WOW! The Hermès is kinda expensive. Although my own first Apple Watch 1 did cost about $1000, the stainless link bracelet one. Though not quite Hermès territory.

    I was looking for function for him, all the new medical monitoring features the 6 has. To Hell with the fancy bands. Having about 30 different wrist bands already, we didn't really need the expense of the Hermès collection.

    So I added some cloth bands for him, OD green and red, and a dark blue sports band. They go with the outfits he wears. And me, too, cause we swap them. They're OURS, not mine or his. A nice democratic feature of the Apple Watch.