AliveCor Kardiaband EKG reader is the first FDA certified medical device accessory for the Apple Watch

December 1st, 2017   decode   news

Today the US FDA has approved the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch range. It’s a watch strap called Kardiaband, it’s made by a company called AliveCor, and it serves as an EKG reader for your wrist. This is a pretty solid development, considering that EKG machines are usually only available in doctors’ offices and hospitals, and are mainly used after life-threatening events.

The Kardiaband, tied with AliveCor’s new software feature called SmartRhythm, can give you insight into your heart rate and potentially detect abnormal heart beats and atrial fibrillation (also known…

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