It’s only been a few months since the Apple Watch began testing the waters as a tried-and-true medical device.
But already, the wearable is proving its mettle.
As per the latest study from Cardiogram founder Brandon Ballinger, the Apple Watch is capable of detecting diabetes with an 85 percent accuracy rate.
There is a caveat to that figure, however — it only stands for patients who have previously been diagnosed with diabetes already.
The research examined data from 14,000 Apple Watch owners, and determined that 462 had diabetes by using the heart-rate sensor in the watch.
According to the 2015 Framingham Heart Study, diabetes patients have heart rates that vary from healthy individuals.