After nearly a year of collecting data from participating Apple Watch users, the Apple Heart Study is starting to wind down. Over the weekend, multiple users who were early entrants into the study, were sent notifications that the study was now concluding and prompted to complete a short survey. Indeed, all participants in the study are not receiving notifications on their Apple Watch that the study has now concluded.
Started in November 2017 and open to anyone who was over 22 years old and had at least an Apple Watch Series 1, the study used the sensors built into the Watch to monitor heart rate and heart beats. That information would then get washed through Artificial Intelligence to isolate irregular heartbeats and notify wears of a potential issue.
If an issue was found, they wearer would be prompted for a free consultation with Stanford Medicine in which they could be asked to wear an EKG device for additional information.
While the ability to answer a survey about the program appears to only be going to those who were early adopters, everyone who is in the program is now getting a prompt on their Apple Watch that the study has ended.
The study itself closed to new participants last month but Apple has indicated that study of the data will continue through at least January 2019.