Drug users count on Apple Watch, Fitbit to monitor heart rate during binges

CNET | 7/12/2018 | Abrar Al-Heeti
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Some people use their Apple Watch and Fitbit to track their health and exercise routine. Others apparently use the devices to stay safe during drug binges.

Several people on Reddit, Twitter and other social media platforms have been sharing that their wearable devices are useful for tracking their heart rate when using drugs such as cocaine, ketamine and speed, according to CNBC. If the device shows that their heart rate has jumped to, say 150, after snorting cocaine, they'll know to probably skip a turn.

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Cocaine can lead to increased heart rate, among other short-term physiological effects such as constricted blood vessels and dilated pupils, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Using devices like a Fitbit, some sources in the CNBC story reported having a heart rate that would jump from around 80 before snorting cocaine to 150 around 20 minutes later.

One source, a 20-something-year-old tech worker in San Francisco referred to as Owen, said...
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