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Apple Watch is inching toward becoming a medical device
It's part of Apple's long-in-the-making strategy to give people a distinct reason to buy a wrist gadget that largely does things smartphones already do. The feature gained an onstage endorsement from Ivor Benjamin, a cardiologist who is president of the American Heart Association. That would help defray the $400 starting price for a device that still requires a companion iPhone, which can now cost more than $1,000. It used that data to separate real falls from other heavy wrist movements, such as clapping and hammering.
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