Apple Watch health features, like the ECG and heartbeat detection have saved more than a few lives since it came out. Today, a British father has avoided a potentially fatal condition, thanks to the watch’s notifications.

Apple Watch Saves British Dad's Life By Detecting His Heart Condition

Chris Mint, father of two checked himself and told doctors that his Apple Watch was showing Afib pop-ups. Initially, the medical experts were skeptical but when their own machines confirmed the condition, they immediately went into action.

Mint then went on to have a corrective heart surgery, with the doctors saying how he could have gone to suffer a heart attack or stroke if the procedure wasn’t done. After the incident, Chris’ wife shared her husband’s story to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

According to the Sun, Chris is a 30-year old fitness fanatic, which emphasizes how the device could help anyone, no matter their age or activity level.

ECG is only available on Apple Watch Series 4 and above.


Samantha is a senior news editor at iLounge. She has been covering the technology industry for over five years, writing about Apple, Google, and other major companies. Samantha has also worked as a reporter and editor for several other publications.