Smartwatches promised to make us healthier, and they finally might

It’s been a big week for smartwatches. Big month, really. On Wednesday, Apple unveiled the latest version of its Watch, which — in addition to cosmetic updates — got new features like an FDA-cleared ECG app, irregular heart rate notification and fall detection. Meanwhile, Qualcomm launched a new made-for-wearables chip that promises much better battery life. Google also just released the latest iteration of Wear OS, which places your health data front and center. The company also worked with the American Heart Association (AHA) to come up with the new Fit app’s health-tracking system to encourage users to engage in more cardio activity.

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