(CNBC) It’s not as easy as it sounds to correctly wash your hands. Most people don’t scrub for long enough or wash them as frequently as they need to. Even health care professionals don’t sufficiently wash their hands, despite being aware of the benefits, as numerous studies have shown.
So Apple just announced a new feature for the Apple Watch to help users wash their hands in the right way. The feature will launch with WatchOS 7, the new software for the Apple Watch that’ll be available later this year.
The company at its WWDC developer conference noted that the feature will be particularly useful during the pandemic. Public health groups, including the C.D.C., are reminding people to wash their hands after going for a walk or making a trip to the grocery store.