Your very favourite Apple watch is now coming up with AliveCor’s KardiaBand which the first medical device accessory for the watch. The KardiaBand is an electrocardiogram (EKG), a reader which means that it can check the heart rhythm and irregular heartbeats.
The Apple watch users can replace the wristband with the KardiaBand and then place their thumb on the sensor for 30 seconds steadily. You will immediately get the results on the watch and on its app on your iPhone as well. You can at once send that information to your doctor because the data is medically graded.
AliveCor can also analyse and make accurate judgements on the basis of someone’s heart beats. It can calculate abnormalities based on the person’s history.
If a person is getting an abnormal heartbeat this device can alert them in advance and hopefully will be helpful in saving someone’s life. The KardiaBand costs about $199 and in addition to that, you will also need an AliveCor annual service which is for $99.
Though we have all the facts laid out for you, we wonder if the watch can seriously save you from a heart attack. To know someone’s heart history a person will have to wear the Apple watch for at least a year. Then only a machine can know about the health of your heart. On top of buying an Apple watch, you will have to spend about $200 on the annual service and KardiaBand. Do you think it is worth it?
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