Apple is one of the top leading company in the world that released many products like iPhone, iPod, Apple Watch, iPad,  Apple TV, Home pod, macOS, iOS, iPad OS, watchOS, TV OS, ilife, iwork, Final cut Pro, Logic Pro, Garage Band, Shazam and Siri.

Every product had its own updates likewise the update in the Apple Watch is very useful in this pandemic. The health app in the watch intimates you how and when to wash your hands to ensure good health.

The Apple watchOS 7 has introduced a hand washing detector which helps us to wash hands in a proper way to keep the virus away.

The survey taken by Apple shows that 95 percent of people don’t wash their hands properly. For the purpose of proper hand wash the Apple Watch will display a countdown for 20 seconds. The 20 seconds of hand washing was recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Apple Watch uses motion sensors, microphone, and on-device machine learning to automatically detect hand washing motions and sounds.

The watchOS7 can identify when you rub your hands by listening to the sound of running water and scrubbing soap.

The way to enable hand wash detection in Apple Watch by the following steps,

  1. Open the settings on Apple watch.
  2. Scroll down and click on hand washing.
  3. Turn on the Timer Toggle.

After enabling the settings in the Apple Watch we can check more details in the Health app on iPhone by doing the following steps.

  1. Open Health app on iPhone (it works on iOS 14)
  2. Tap the Browse tab.
  3. Search for Hand washing and tap on it.

The watch also intimates for the next hand wash.

The Apple Watch also includes some more features like personalisation, fitness health, and sleep tracking.



C. Nisha devi is a Web designer who hold degree in engineering of Electronics and Communication, has love for creativity and enjoys experimenting various techniques in developing sites and also has strong passion over writing articles

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