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This is exactly the reason I wear an Apple Watch now instead of a more expensive Swiss watch that was purchased several years earlier.I was very active at sports when younger but experienced some heart racing after decent gym one day which was unusual, it wasn't a heart attack and I felt ok but was concerned enough to look into it.
The racing kept happening It kept appearing so I bought the Apple Watch to monitor what was going on. The watch confirmed a suspicion and I saw it peak around 150bps, I saw a Dr, he put me on to beta blockers then I had an ablation surgery a couple months later.The consultant said I'd lost 30% of the muscle strength in the heart by it racing over a short period of time and I probably would have had a stroke.When I work out now I make sure I keep under 120bps to save any stress.
These watches literally save lives for a few hundred dollars.