Apple Watch can now detect diabetes

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2014 file photo, the new Apple Watch is modeled during a media event in Cupertino, Calif. Apple CEO Tim Cook has hinted the wearable gadget will be as game-changing as Apple’s revolutionary iPhones and iPads, which have become indispensable accessories for millions around the globe. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

(WTNH) — Your Apple Watch can do a lot more than just track your steps.

According to a new study, the Apple Watch can now detect diseases. The study found that the watch can detect diabetes with 85 percent accuracy.

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The smart watch uses heart rate sensors to pick up on anything out of the ordinary that point to specific conditions. The device can also pick up on high blood pressure, sleep apnea and atrial fibrillation.

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