Category: Health

How to Enable Headphone Notifications on Apple Watch

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If you purchased an Apple Watch mostly to keep track of your activity, fitness goals, and health, you may be interested in this new health-oriented feature that aims to keep your hearing in check.

With modern versions of watchOS, Apple has added an option called Headphone Notifications. What this feature basically does is send you a notification if you’ve been listening to loud audio for a long time via connected headphones. This is done by comparing your headphone usage with the 7-day audio exposure limit. The moment you exceed this limit, you’ll receive a…

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How to Take an ECG on Apple Watch

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One of the most interesting health features of the newer Apple Watch models is the ability to record ECG right from your wrist. For those who aren’t exactly aware, ECG, or Electrocardiogram, is a test that’s used to determine your heart rhythm by recording the timing and strength of electrical signals that make the heart beat. Apple Watch is already the best smartwatch out there, and the various health features are certainly an added bonus.

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How to Get Started With Apple Fitness+

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Apple is all about the three Ss these days: subscriptions, services, and saturation (for its new iMacs, at least). And while you can hardly blame the company for wanting to diversify its revenue, it can sometimes feel like there’s just a lot to buy from Apple—with a recurring monthly payment, that is. However, you…

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How to Adjust Your Sleep Schedule on iPhone

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Do you make use of the built-in sleep scheduling feature on your iPhone? Although it helps you prioritize your sleep, not everyone has a fixed sleep schedule. So, if you’re trying to change your current schedule to make sure your alarm doesn’t go off at the wrong time, we got you covered.

For those who aren’t aware, Apple added a customized sleep schedule feature to the Health app with the release of iOS 14. As mentioned above, most users don’t adhere to the same schedule for long. More often than not, you may want to wake up earlier than usual for an…

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How to Use Apple Watch to Track Sleep

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Did you know that your Apple Watch can now track your sleeping patterns? Although a lot of people don’t wear their smartwatches during their sleep, you may consider wearing your Apple Watch now that a whole new sleep tracking feature has been added.

With watchOS 7 and newer, Apple includes a whole new Sleep app for the Apple Watch and it’s intended to work in tandem with the Health app on your paired iPhone. While the sleep mode feature in iOS tries to determine how well you sleep depending on how much you’re using your iPhone during bedtime, the Apple…

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How to Share Medical ID During Emergency Calls from iPhone Automatically

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The Medical ID feature of iPhone has been a part of the Health app for years now, but now it’s potentially even more useful, by allowing users to automatically share their Medical ID while making emergency calls from their iPhones.

Built into the Health app, Medical ID is primarily used to keep a record of your medical conditions, medications you use, allergies, blood type, and more. With iOS 13.5 or newer, Apple made it so that every time you contact an emergency service like 911, your device will automatically share your medical information with the person…

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How to Challenge a Friend to an Apple Watch Activity Competition

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Want to get competitive with your Apple Watch? You can challenge a friend, family member, coworker, or anyone else with an Apple Watch to an activity competition!

Competition is always a good way to spur people on to achieve a goal, and that’s most definitely the case in terms of exercise. Sure, you can compete with yourself, set fitness goals, and gain your own achievements but competing with a friend adds some much-needed spice. And you can do it all from your Apple Watch.


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How to Set Up Sleep Schedule on iPhone

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Did you know that your iPhone can now help you track your sleep and overall help you prioritize your sleep in the long run? You may want to try using this feature if you’re struggling to maintain a fixed sleep schedule. You can set this feature up within a matter of minutes.

The sleep tracking feature helps iPhone users easily monitor how long they’re sleeping and adhere to a specific schedule. The sleep tracking functionality includes features like wind down time and bedtime reminders that can help you improve your sleeping habits. When Sleep Mode is on,…

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How to Set Up Cardio Fitness Levels on iPhone & Apple Watch

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Have you ever wanted to measure your cardio fitness and determine your endurance during workouts and jogs? In that case, you’re in for a treat since Apple now allows users to easily check their cardio fitness levels directly on their iPhones, provided they use an Apple Watch as well.

With the recent iOS 14.3 and watchOS 7.2 software updates, Apple released a new Health app feature that shows cardio fitness levels with the help of your Apple Watch. This is made possible by measuring VO2 max which is considered to be the most valid measure of cardiovascular…

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How to Enable and Use the Handwashing Timer on Apple Watch

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Keeping your hands clean is always an important thing to consider and while it might seem like one of the easiest things to do, it turns out that some people aren’t washing their hands for as long as they should. Apple wants to help out and it’s introduced a new Handwashing timer to do just that. With the feature enabled, and your Apple Watch will detect when you’re washing your hands and then count down from 20 to make sure you’re doing it properly.

That 20-second countdown isn’t random, either. The World Health Organization recommends that we wash…

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