The Apple Watch has been a good fitness tracker since its launch in 2015. With each subsequent generation, it’s gained additional hardware features. The latest Apple Watches can detect and monitor a few different health conditions.
First, I must mention two big caveats. The Apple Watch is in no way a replacement for your doctor, nor is the internet, nor am I (check my bio: I’m just a writer).
This article will give you an overview of the different health conditions the Apple Watch can potentially detect. Just keep in mind, the device can’t diagnose you. If you’re at all concerned about the different readings or results you get from any of the sensors, contact your doctor.
Also, the Apple Watch is still relatively new. A lot of research is still being done (you can even participate if you want) on which conditions it can potentially monitor. Of course, we won’t see the results of those studies for a while.
The Apple Watch isn’t a medical device—it’s a smartwatch. If you have a condition (or are concerned you might) that needs to be monitored, you know what to do: contact your doctor.
Now, let’s take a look at what all an Apple Watch can detect right now (with the research to back it up).