False Positives?

Jan 14, 2020

Seems like there is always a story about how the Apple Watch saved someone's life by alerting them to some irregular heart problem. Being the cynical person I am, I always wonder how many false positive have there been? How many people were alerted to a "problem" only to visit their doctor and be told is was nothing, or worse, visit the emergency room and be billed thousands of dollars (US citizens only).

I'd love to get a smart watch and the Apple Watch suits my needs due to me having a iPhone, but I refuse to wear a silly square watch. I haven't worn a watch since 2002. I dug out my old watch and I'm tempted to start wearing it again. It's pretty cool because it has an analog flight computer built in. I'm going to be the center of attention at the next party.