AliveCor’s Kardia Apple Watch band promises to take care of your heart
AliveCor has developed what is the first medical-grade electrocardiogram (EKG) band for the Apple Watch. The band is designed for anyone who wants to keep regular check of their heart rate. The Kardia band with assistance from a dedicated Kardia Watch app (Android and iOS) lets an individual take heart rate reading on a press of a sensor. In addition the Apple Watch band can detect Atrial Fibrillation (abnormal heart beating) a major cause of stroke.
Sure you have used some of the most fancy and amazing Watch bands out there, But AliveCor wants you to pick one with life saving feature in form of its Kardia band.
The innovative band allows users to record voice messages while measuring the heart’s electrical activity. Message could include anything from how the user is feeling (systems and signs), which can then be used by a doctor to better understand the person’s heart activity.
Interestingly, all the data collected by the Kardia Watch app can be linked to the Apple Health App for better understanding of overall health.
AliveCor hasn’t announced pricing for the Kardia band yet, but the band, we learn, will be available in spring this year.