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Elevated Heart Rate Alerts

A Wild NFL Game Caused Some Apple Watch Wearers to See Elevated Heart Rate Alerts

That iThingy You're Wearing
January 15, 2018

The Saints-Vikings football NFL playoff game had a huge share of craziness and a last-second touchdown for the ages. And the game was so exciting that some Apple Watch wearers received elevated heart rate alerts meant to inform users of a possible heart attack.

A number of Apple Watch wearers shared their heart rate alerts on Twitter, via BGR.

The heart rate alert feature arrived in watchOS 4. It’s designed to tell users when their heart rate is abnormally high, especially when no activity is detected.

During the final minute of the game, the lead changed twice and saw the Minnesota Vikings come out victorious with a wild touchdown in the final seconds by the Vikings’ Stefon Diggs.