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Ignore that warning if you wear an Apple Watch during a sporting event

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith caught the winning touchdown against Georgia during overtime of last Monday’s national-championship game.
Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith caught the winning touchdown against Georgia during overtime of last Monday’s national-championship game. The Associated Press

We’re two weeks into the new year, and there already have been some great football games.

The Rose Bowl was won by Georgia in double overtime. Alabama edged the Bulldogs in the national championship game in overtime. The Minnesota Vikings stunned the New Orleans Saints with a 61-yard touchdown pass on the final play of Sunday’s AFC Divisional playoff game.

An interesting thing happened during those games: people wearing an Apple Watch received a message about their heart rate.

An Apple Watch can measure a person’s heart rate, so it should be no surprise that the ol’ ticker got a workout during those games and the watch detected it.

Here is what a Georgia fans shared on Twitter:

This is from an Alabama photographer:

And Vikings fans had similar messages:

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