5 ways the Apple Watch can keep you healthy

CNET | 9/10/2019 | Amanda Capritto
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Soon to be equipped with even more health features, the Apple Watch is smarter than ever.

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Push - Apple - Couple - Years - Health

You just can't argue how big of a push Apple has made in the last couple of years to make health a cornerstone of its products. From helping people lose weight, to saving pregnancies, to preventing heart attacks, the Apple Watch has become synonymous with personal trainer, health coach, to all-around health and fitness champ.

Of course, your Apple Watch should never take the place of a doctor or other health professional, but the health features it's gained over the years are truly impressive. With the announcement of the Apple Watch Series 5 (which is available for pre-order right now) and WatchOS 6 (available to download on September 19), here are five ways your Apple Watch can help you -- or potentially even save your life.

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Most of the time, people only seek care for hearing loss after it's too late. This is because hearing loss occurs gradually, due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Apple hopes to fight back against environmental factors with its Noise app, a feature for Apple Watch that detects loud noise (above 90 decibels) and pings you with a notification about the risk of hearing loss.

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You can get the Noise app on September 16, when WatchOS 6 rolls out to Apple Watches.

The Noise app alerts you to loud noise so you can take measures to protect your hearing.

Apple - Femtech - Industry - Cycle - Tracking

Finally, Apple catches up to the femtech industry by adding the new Cycle Tracking feature to Apple Watch, as well as integrating the feature into the Health app on iPhone.

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