John Arias is a technology guru who loves Apple, including the latest Apple watch.
“I have Apple everything else so that’s really why I have it, just so I can be in the Apple ecosystem,” he says.
Arias says he has never had health problems, so he was shocked when his Apple watch notified him of an irregular heart rate.
“I started just getting random notifications saying my heart rate was over 110, 120 without actually being active,” Arias said.
Arias said after about two weeks of alerts from his watch, he started having chest pain, so he went to the emergency room.
Doctors diagnosed Arias with premature ventricular contractions.
Arias had also downloaded an app called HeartWatch months ago, that stores heart rate information collected on the Apple watch; information he showed the doctor at the emergency room.
“I was able to show him the historical data from my watch. It keeps months and months of data,” he says.