Apple Watch, the watch that makes you move

Apple's connected watch not only saves lives, it also helps change them.

On World Diabetes Day on November 14, Oklahoma resident Billy Smith shared how the Apple Watch helped him change his lifestyle after he suffered a heart attack early 2020 at the age of only 43.

Triple coronary bypass surgery, the worst and best thing…

"I was the type to slouch on the couch, eat unhealthy foods and clog my arteries, and I became type 2 diabetic," says Smith. After an open-heart triple bypass, the man explains that he could barely walk: Everything changed. It was both the worst and the best thing that ever happened to me.”

Close the rings, close the loop

While browsing the internet, he decides to buy an Apple Watch and motivates himself: “You know what? I’m going to wear this thing and track my heartbeat.” After slowly starting to walk again, Smith becomes obsessed with “closing the rings,” a reference to the way in which the step count goals offered by the connected watch are displayed. As he got back into shape, he eventually signed up for a 5 kilometer race, the OKC Memorial.

A word to Billy Smith

“It kind of went away at that point. I took up hiking and camping, all while trying to close those rings each day. I'm obsessed with it. After activating myself, learning to take care of all this and moving, I no longer take any diabetes medication. I am no longer considered a type 2 diabetic.” Source: Fox25