The Apple Watch is supposed to be able to detect stress. A new study claims that it can be used to predict stress as well. Your Apple Watch can tell you when you're not stressed out.

Apple Watch owners can use the existing feature to take an electrocardiogram directly through their watch. Doctors use electrocardiograms to learn about your heart rhythm and look for irregular heartbeats. Doctors use electrocardiograms to perform stress tests, so it's not surprising that Apple would want to include this capability in their tech.

The Apple Watch Series 4, Series 5, Series 6, Series 7, Series 8 or Ultra can be used to record a person's heartbeat and rhythm with the help of the electrocardiogram app. The electrocardiogram is a representation of the electrical pulse that makes your heart beat." If the upper and lower chambers of your heart are in rhythm, you can download the electrocardiogram app. They might be out of rhythm.

It was not clear how useful the Apple watch reading would be. According to a new study, the Apple Watch's features can be used to detect stress and predict it. The current models have high specificity, predicting 'no stress' states relatively well, but they lack the power to accurately predict the'stress' states as of yet.

The paper states that the data from the Apple Watch could be used to develop a stress prediction tool. People would be able to respond to changes in their mental health with the help of a Wearable device. Data collection from such devices would inform public health initiatives.

We might be more stressed out because of all that data.

An assistant professor of cardiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found in a research paper that a woman in her 70s had performed over 1000 electrocardiograms on her watch. Her mental health, relationships, and quality of life were negatively impacted by her constant use of the watch and fear related to her health.

This is a pretty radical example of how technology can make us stressed out. The University of Copenhagen found that nudging users to go for a walk or engage in self care from their tracker was a source of stress more than any other thing.

The Apple watch can do what Apple said it could do. Do we want it to happen? Is that worth it?