Category Archives: health

Episode 196, Apple Watch Ultra field test proves value of new design, breakthrough features and improved capabilities



Apple Watch Ultra field test of nearly a month proves value of new design, breakthrough features and improved capabilities.  Apple unveiled the revolutionary new design with breakthrough capabilities for the inspired athlete.  The Ultra’s bold design and wide range of features built for endurance, exploration, and adventure is truly noteworthy.  Apple marketed the device for those individuals, but the device makes its mark as well for the novice weekend warrior.  I’ll tell you why it’s a good value to the average person.

There are three specialized bands for outdoor adventures, endurance training, and water sports Apple introduced as well.

Apple Watch Ultra features a new depth gauge. It also delivers the data and functionality required by scuba and free divers for descents down to 40 meters.

Episode 194, Emergency SOS via satellite coming soon to iPhone 14



In this episode, we will discuss using Emergency SOS via satellite feature on your iPhone 14 that was announced during the September Apple Event.  With iPhone 14 models, you will soon be able to use Emergency SOS via satellite to text emergency services when you’re out of cellular and Wi-Fi coverage.


Episode 193, Apple’s Crash Detection Emergency features on your new iPhone, Apple Watch and Ultra devices can save your life; Explaining how they work and why they’re important



In this episode, we will discuss Crash Detection emergency and safety features of the latest Apple iPhone 14 and Apple Watches. In subsequent episodes, we will explore fall detection and SOS messaging.

Crash Detection works on these iPhone and Apple Watch models: iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models with the latest iOS. Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE, (2nd generation, and Apple Watch Ultra with the latest watch OS.
When a severe car crash is detected, your iPhone or Apple Watch sounds an alarm and displays an alert.

Episode 192, Apple launches new features in watchOS 9



In this episode, we will discuss the launching Monday, Sept. 12 of watchOS 9 bringing new watch faces, an enhanced Workout app, sleep stages, a first-of-its-kind AFib History feature, a redesigned Compass app, and an all-new Medications app.  We will cover all these new features in this show.

watchOS 9 brings new features, enhanced apps, and more personalization to Apple Watch.For triathletes and duathletes, the Workout app now supports a new Multisport workout type that automatically switches between any sequence of swimming, biking, and running workouts.
For triathletes and duathletes, the Workout app now supports a new Multisport workout type that automatically switches between any sequence of swimming, biking, and running workouts.
The completely redesigned Compass app includes Waypoints, a quick and convenient way to mark a point of interest directly in the app.
The new Medications experience on Apple Watch and iPhone helps users manage and track their medications, vitamins, and supplements, plus provides an alert if there are potential critical interactions with medications they have added to the Health app.

Episode 191, Apple launches iPhones, Apple Watch Series 8, SE and Ultra, and AirPods Pro 2; Fitness+ expands to all iPhone users in 21 countries this fall with new guests and integration



In this episode, we will discuss Apple’s introduction Wednesday of an all-new iPhone lineup, rebuilt AirPods Pro, three new Apple Watch models, and an exciting update to Apple Fitness+ and finish up by giving you when they will be available pricing and features along with the information needed to preorder those available beginning Friday, Sep 9.

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max represent the biggest leap ever for iPhone, featuring the Dynamic Island, the first-ever 48MP camera on iPhone, the Always-On display, and groundbreaking safety capabilities.
Available in a 6.1-inch display and a new, larger 6.7-inch size, iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus feature impressive camera upgrades and groundbreaking new safety capabilities.
Introducing Apple Watch Ultra, the most rugged and capable Apple Watch.
The new AirPods Pro bring major upgrades to Transparency mode, Spatial Audio, and customer-loved convenience features, while cancelling up to twice as much noise over their predecessor.
Later this fall, for the first time ever Fitness+ will be available for all iPhone users to subscribe to and enjoy in the 21 countries it is available in, even if they don’t have an Apple Watch.

Episode 189, KardiaCare now works with Apple Watch EKGs improving heart healthcare



In this episode, we will discuss the announcement this week Kardia has expanded KardiaCare benefits to Apple Watch users. Let’s go to the show and learn more. Now you can sync your Apple Health data with Kardia and get access to exclusive features like cardiologist EKG reviews, summary reports, and more.

Advanced Determinations uses Kardia devices to detect six of the most common arrhythmias with access to our advanced algorithm that analyzes your EKG with their most accurate technology.  More information about Kardia Care is available from Alive-Cor.

Episode 187, Apple empowering people with their health information; Apple updates many of its Operating Systems



In this episode, we will discuss Apple’s releasing of a new report sharing the ways Apple products are helping users, developers, and health organizations advance personal health, research, and care.  In the second half of the podcast we will tell you about Apple updating many of its operating systems.

A new report shares the ways Apple products are helping users, developers, and health organizations advance personal health, research, and care. The report can be found at this link: Apple Health Report.

With the release of iOS 16 and watchOS 9 this fall, Apple Watch and iPhone will offer features that focus on 17 areas of health and fitness, including new features like AFib History, Medications, and the ability to track sleep stages on Apple Watch.

Episode 182, Apple unveils watchOS 9 for AppleWatch delivering new ways to stay connected, active, and healthy



In this episode, we will continue our discussion of the events from the Worldwide Developer Conference 2022 (WWDC22) focusing on the features unveiled in watch OS9, the operating system for the AppleWatch. Specifically, we will discuss an enhanced Workout app, swimming enhancements, sleep stages, a first-of-its-kind AFib History feature, and an all-new Medications app.  All this and and much more is available from Apple here.

Introducing more customizable watch faces, an enhanced Workout app, sleep stages, a first-of-its-kind AFib History feature, and an all-new Medications app.
The new Medications experience on Apple Watch and iPhone helps users manage and track their medications, vitamins, and supplements. Custom schedules can be created for each medication, and users can set up reminders to help keep them on track.
For users diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, AFib History estimates the time a user’s heart is in AFib and provides useful insights on lifestyle factors that may influence their condition.
watchOS 9 adds even more insights to the Sleep app with sleep stages. Using signals from the accelerometer and heart rate sensor, Apple Watch can detect when users are in REM, Core, or Deep sleep.

Episode 176, Apple announces 2022 International Dance Day Activity Award, Friday, April 29; Apple Fitness+ gives users ‘Permission to Dance’ with new Artist Spotlight series, curated Dance workouts, and more



In this episode, we will discuss Apple’s celebration of the 2022 International Dance Day coming up this Friday, April 29. In the second half of the podcast we will discuss Apple Fitness+ gives users “Permission to Dance” with new Artist Spotlight series, curated Dance workouts, and more.

To get the International Dance Day award, Apple will ask Apple Watch users to do a dance workout of 20 minutes or more on Friday, April 29.
This spring, Apple Fitness+, the first fitness and wellness service built entirely around Apple Watch and designed to be welcoming to all, is celebrating music and dance with a new lineup of world-renowned Artist Spotlight musicians and curated Dance content in the lead-up to International Dance Day on April 29.

Apple Watch users who successfully complete a dance workout on the appropriate day will unlock a badge in the Fitness app along with animated stickers that can be used in the Messages and FaceTime apps.

Episode 175, Apple celebrates Earth Day 2022 on Friday, April 22 with Fitness Activity Award and more



In this episode, we will discuss Apple’s celebration of Earth Day coming up this Friday, April 22.  For more info, see Apple’s environmental website.

Lisa Jackson, Apple’s Lisa Jackson Vice President, Environment, Policy & Social Initiatives, said, “Developing solutions to global challenges is never an easy journey, and it isn’t one that can be undertaken alone. In a year like no other, Apple has continued to work with a global network of colleagues, companies, and advocates to further our efforts to make our environmental work a force for good in people’s lives—and give the communities most impacted by climate change a seat.”
This challenge requires users to complete a workout of any category for at least 30 minutes. You’ll then unlock stickers that can be used in the Messages app, FaceTime, and more.
Through April 22, 2022, Apple will donate $1 for every purchase made using Apple Pay on apple.com, through the Apple Store app, or at an Apple Store. Donations are limited to a maximum of one million dollars The donation goes to World Wildlife Fund.