Garmin introduces its first smart blood pressure monitor

Garmin introduces its first smart blood pressure monitor

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Taking a leafage from Withing’s playbook, respective years later

A antheral   utilizing the Garmin Index Smart Blood Pressure Monitor
The Garmin Index Smart Blood Pressure Monitor tin sync with the Garmin Connect app, keeping each your aforesaid recorded wellness information successful 1 place.

Image: Garmin

Garmin present has an FDA-cleared (not to beryllium confused with FDA approved) astute humor unit show to travel its different health-focused wearables. The Garmin Index BPM Smart Blood Pressure Monitor allows users to measurement systolic and diastolic humor unit and syncs that information with the Garmin Connect mobile app that besides syncs with Garmin devices similar smartwatches, thorax straps, astute scales, and motorcycle computers.

“When utilizing the Index BPM arsenic portion of the larger Garmin ecosystem, each of your wellness and fittingness information tin beryllium viewed close successful Garmin Connect, helping to springiness you a much implicit look astatine your wide wellness successful 1 app,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of planetary user sales.

The Garmin Index BPM syncs collected information wrong the Garmin Connect mobile app

Users tin acceptable reminders to instrumentality their humor pressure, with readings disposable to presumption successful 7-day, 4-week, and 1-year reports, which tin beryllium exported arsenic a PDF if you request to stock them with a wellness attraction provider. Up to 16 users tin usage the Index to way their idiosyncratic readings and sync to their ain Garmin Connect accounts, and the cuff is adjustable to acceptable limb sizes from 9-17 inches successful circumference. The Index BPM requires 4 AAA batteries, with a imaginable artillery beingness of up to 9 months.

The size of the instrumentality is surely something, resembling an InReach outer telephone contempt Garmin’s ‘compact’ description. Unfortunately, we’ll person to unrecorded with that bulk for a portion since it’s not yet wide how suitable smartwatches are for humor unit monitoring.

Garming Index humor  unit   monitor

The cuff tin beryllium adjusted to acceptable limb sizes from 9-17 inches successful circumference and shows results via an integrated display.

Image: Garmin

The Index BPM is FDA-cleared, meaning that the shaper tin show that the merchandise is “substantially equivalent” to a akin and ineligible marketplace instrumentality that has either FDA clearance or the golden modular FDA approval. Contextually, rival wellness institution Withings announced its archetypal humor unit show susceptible of connecting to an iPhone backmost successful 2011. Several different models of astute humor unit monitors person since been released by Withings, specified arsenic the likewise FDA-cleared Withings BPM Connect. So, portion this is Garmin’s archetypal effort astatine a dedicated astute BPM device, it’s not blazing immoderate trails.

The Garmin Index BPM Smart Blood Pressure Monitor retails for $149.99 and is disposable to bargain present direct from the Garmin website oregon via third-party retailers.

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