Good luck with your surgery next week! Hopefully you can keep in touch and let us know how things turn out, thoughts and prayers are with you.Amazing story! This is why I am such a huge fan of the company. I got an Apple Watch last week for a similar reason! I'm going in for open-heart surgery in the next week or so and this really helps keep my heart rate logged. I have palpitations due to an arrhythmia problem and a 7cm aneurysm, so it's a big deal. Thankfully, I can send all of this information to my team of surgeons. I couldn't imagine not having this now! I know it sounds cheesy and tacky, but...
Aww nice story but I'm still not buying a smarthwatch until the battery life gets to lasting a week long cause I just don't see why I'd charge two devices per night. It's too much.
Good luck with your surgery next week! Hopefully you can keep in touch and let us know how things turn out, thoughts and prayers are with you.
I love apple and have a Watch but this is just absurd. Apple has now invented taking a pulse and is a lifesaver? :facepalm:
Yeah man... There's a big difference between cheer-leading and useful facts. For 349 bucks (or much less), I can get a much better product to monitor my health.
LOL. Good thing this didn't happen at night when the watch was charging.
I wonder what the internship will be.
He'll be testing health sensors on the Apple watch.
The jealousy runs deep within you.
What if while talking on the phone with Tim Cook, this guy came off as semi intelligent? Maybe Tim Cook was impressed at the way the boy handled himself. AKA the phone call was a mini interview.
Nah, let's whine and gripe at the opportunities other's are given.
Yea, you sound like a complete idiot. Maybe the kid expressed an interest in the tech field and Tim offered an internship. You don't have to "qualify" for an internship either. They're commonly offered to students at all levels, where they do some kind of "work" in exchange for experience.
I work at MS, so yes I'm aware of the grueling requirements set forth by the tech leaders. With that being said, I believe my first statement was correct in that you are oozing with jealousy regarding the great opportunity provided to this young man.I am so jealous, I am about to run to the nearest Apple Store and OD on adrenaline just to have a shot at an internship too. Don't be a bloody moron.
The way it was presented was that the chap got a phone call from Tim who offered him a bunch of freebies, including an internship. Frankly, neither he nor the reporters said anything about the call being an "interview" of any sort.
Besides, most internships at Apple require the applicant to be pursuing at least an undergraduate degree that is relevant to the field, while this chap is in a college preparatory.
Sorry matey, but you are making a buffoon out of yourself by stating that internships do not require qualifications, even more so at Apple. Try making a google search and having a read through their internship requirements.
Humor. Some have it, some don't.Woah dude ... Really?!?!? Yes Kajje, 50 year old gay men love to convert teenagers to their gay way, which is why they shouldn't be teachers.
Actually, he probably would have ignored it, or at least held out longer, until maybe too late to do anything about it. He's a kid, and kids don't necessarily think, "chest hurts after getting pounded at football practice? Gee, I must be having a heart attack!"
Hell, there are adults who ignore serious symptoms, every day, all over the world.
I'm going to get off the cynical train that seems to be driving MacRumors lately, and state that I'm happy for him - happy that he got medical help, happy that Tim Cook reached out to him, and happy that instead of a funeral, his family has something cool to look forward to.
Amazing story! This is why I am such a huge fan of the company. I got an Apple Watch last week for a similar reason! I'm going in for open-heart surgery in the next week or so and this really helps keep my heart rate logged. I have palpitations due to an arrhythmia problem and a 7cm aneurysm, so it's a big deal. Thankfully, I can send all of this information to my team of surgeons. I couldn't imagine not having this now! I know it sounds cheesy and tacky, but...
Also lasts me all day. Never below 30% so far (and that was a LONG and busy day). Happy with the battery life. Also - it charges so quickly! Even just popping it onto the charger for 15 minutes adds a nice amount if you're feeling it's 'low' for the evening and you'll be out and about.It's really not that bad. I thought the battery life would be terrible, but it lasts all day for me. Charging it isn't a hassle either, it's as simple as putting it on your nightstand. I was skeptical at first, but, this is something I'm not sure I could live without now.
Microsoft Band...would that be YOU and the 1% of other smart-wear wearing people worldwide using that product?FitBit, Microsoft Band, etc...
Holy moly, that's foul.Microsoft Band...would that be YOU and the 1% of other smart-wear wearing people worldwide using that product?
Here's a quote from PC Advisor UK in an article comparing the Microsoft Band to the Apple Watch (below). And let's not even talk about how UGLY it is...or how limited.
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The Apple Watch saved my life too.
I thought I was getting a fever over the weekend but thought little of it since I am a man. When I was laying on the couch that night I noticed my heartbeat seemed extremely fast for resting like I was. I checked my heart rate on the watch and it was 145-148 BPM. Wow.
I googled on my phone fast heart beat, and it said one cause could be a fever. So i got up and took my temperature and I was 101.8. So, I took some medicine.
I think it is awesome to be able to do this instead of worrying what my heart rate could be. I could have been freaking out thinking I was having a heart attack but was reassured when I had a temperature and was able to calm down after taking medicine and confirming the fever.
Well worth the $399. PM me Mr Cook and I'll let you know my address to send my free iPhone 6s Plus. Gold 64GB please.\ and thank you!
Holy moly, that's foul.
What other heart rate monitor do you have attached to you all day, though? Apple made a heart rate monitor that some people (not me, yet) actually want to wear all day, and since this person wore his, he knew there was a problem.
It reminds me of a lesson the army learned a few years ago when they made eye protection that worked but looked dumb: nobody wore it because nobody wanted to look dumb. As a result, people kept having eye problems. The army redesigned the eye protection with a fashion company helping them make it not look dumb, and then suddenly everybody wore it, and eye problems stopped being a thing.
(I don't remember more specific details - I can't remember the exact problems they were having. I read about it in a book a few years ago... I think Better was the name of the book... it was a collection of anecdotes written by doctors.)
To be fair if you are resting and your heart is hitting 145 bpm... You do not need any heart monitor to know something is up. Common sense.
Houle was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis, a condition that occurs after intense exercise results in the leaking of enzymes and proteins into the blood from muscle cells.
The serious question eh? Do you know the coaches were there, and even if they was, haven't you ever noticed how driven individuals seem to think they aren't human. And the last time I heard, coaches get into an awful lot of trouble if they go into the toilets with children.Why is nobody asking the serious question? This condition is known from overtraining in the heat, the coaches failed to do their job and could have killed this kid. If it was as bad as they are talking the lack of pee ( or it being red/brown ) should have also been a dead giveaway.