AliveCor Apple Watch ultrasonic ECG heart monitoring band planned for 2016 launch

“AliveCor, maker of the iPhone-compatible Mobile ECG cardiac monitoring accessory (reviewed here), has unveiled a new Apple Watch version that can be worn as a wrist band,” Jeremy Horwitz reports for 9to5Mac.

“The tentatively-titled Apple Watch ECG goes beyond the heart rate sensor built into the Apple Watch,” Horwitz reports, “adding a two-electrode electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor directly into a flexible wristband similar in appearance to Apple’s Sport Band.”

Horwitz reports, “Pending FDA approval, the Apple Watch ECG is currently planned for a 2016 release, and expected to sell for around $199.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Behold, the future!

Now, TGIF and carpe diem – quick, somebody tap the keg!!!

AliveCor launches new iOS-only app to auto detect atrial fibrillation in an ECG recording – September 29, 2014


      1. I also have it and I find it less useful, I have iPhone 6+ and a HTC 8 dual chip, and need to use both platforms to support international users of our mobile platform (internal IT), and even if many of our users like android, their support, rate of hardware problems don’t make sense to me. I is their devices.
        The Gear is Nice and does what it is intended, but won’t extend your mobility the way Apple does (Gear mimics many phone features, Apple extends them). As for the heart monitors, the were tested against real medical devices, and correlate very well (Apple)

    1. Why? The guy, like Henry Morgan (a 50’s TV personality on a weekly show) aways wore a bowtie as it didn’t get stained when he ate soup. Over the years I have stained sufficient ties to have bought a new iPad. As it is I am the only one in the family without an iPad. Should have worn bowties.

  1. This stuff is where I think it gets most interesting. The Watch becomes the next ‘hub’ from Apple. It can be the hub for not just your iPhone, but for a plethora of other devices with which it can interact, from your room lighting to your pacemaker to your heart monitor, to your kid’s Mac monitoring software, Granny’s ‘I’ve fallen and I can’t get up’ gear, to your oven timer.

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