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AppleZulu said:Indeed, if the watch were going to generate an overwhelming rash of doctor visits based on false positives, we’d have already heard about it. We haven’t.
Next, since the Apple Watch is not marketed primarily as a fitness device, I would assert that there are plenty of lard-butts wearing them, not just ultra marathoners. There are also a lot of older people who can use an iPhone, and therefore are also just as likely to get the Apple Watch as well. A lot of people over 50 are tech savvy enough for an Apple Watch.
Finally, if anyone has a doctor who would go from an Apple Watch ECG reading straight to treatment without any other tests or dramatically obvious symptoms, well, that doctor was going to end up killing them anyway.
Speaking as a 71 year old male, I can assure you a lot of seniors can and do use both an iPhone and Apple Watch. The thought that if one is older they are not tech savvy is very wrong. If you like anecdotal evidence, when I was last in my Verizon store I watched and listened to one of their reps explain to a 20 something how to get to their iPhone's home screen. Based on that observation can I assume one in their 20's is a technical moron? Nope, but it does demonstrate the fallacy of generalities based on ones own experience.