The Apple Watch can accurately detect sleep apnea and high blood pressure, a study found.
An app called Cardiogram implemented technology earlier this year to detect abnormal heart rhythm used to predict and prevent heart disease by tracking heart rate.
Now new research has found the technology can detect other serious conditions such as sleep apnea with 90 percent accuracy and hypertension with 82 percent accuracy.
Being able to detect these conditions through wearing a simple device that continuously screens the body's heart rate will cut the time between doctors visits, tests and lead to a quicker diagnosis.
Cardiogram is an app that detects heart rate and alerts the patient of abnormalities which is meant to predict and prevent heart disease, sleep apnea and high blood pressure
The study was conducted using the Cardiogram app with more than 6,000 participants wearing the Apple Watch.
The app tracked heart rate and step count in the subjects between one week and a year.
It was able to detect sleep apnea in 1,016 of the participants and hypertension in 2,230 of the testers.
Cardiogram and University of California San Francisco conducted the study using a deep learning algorithm called DeepHeart to detect the conditions with accuracy.
'The idea here is that by screening continuously you would identify people with hypertension who