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Health wear: Is the smartwatch ECG test useful?

When it comes to smart watches, the most common perception of them is that they can read information, monitor heart rate and sleep by interacting with mobile phones. But everyone who realy know the smartwatch have recognized that smart watches have now developed in the direction of health monitoring. Therefore, compared with the same common functions, most of the powerful brands in the market are galloping on the smartwatch health monitoring track.

In addition to conventional health monitoring functions such as heart rate and sleep tracking, the ECG test has brought smartwatch to a new level. On September 13, 2018, Apple officially released the Apple Watch Series 4, which introduced the electrocardiogram (ECG) function. It is reported that it only takes up to 30 seconds to draw a heart rate map with detailed data in the health app on iOS devices. . Apple calls it the first ECG product available over the counter. Apple Watch Series 4 has passed FDA medical device certification, which means that it can provide professional medical device data for doctors' reference. In foreign countries, the media has repeatedly reported that the ECG function has successfully saved patients with atrial fibrillation, which is enough to reflect the importance of this function. Since then, the S series of Apple watch has focused on health monitoring, and ECG detection is one of its highlights. However, many people are not familiar with the ECG detection function of watches, and they do not know much about its significance. Today we will briefly talk about it.

What is smartwatch ECG test?

After the smart watch is equipped with the ECG function, it can record the ECG signal graph in detail, which is of reference significance for the discovery of atrial fibrillation, premature beats (ventricular premature beats, atrial premature beats) and other abnormal cardiac rhythm conditions. It helps users identify arrhythmias more finely, provide arrhythmia risk screening, personalized guidance, appointment and integrated management services, and manage heart health independently. Therefore, the release of ECG functions is of great significance.

Is there any reference for smart watch ECG?

To answer this question, let's first briefly understand the ECG detection principle of the smart watch: the state of cardiac electrical activity recorded by the watch electrode, combined with optical principles, sensing technology and AI algorithm, the single lead ECG waveform obtained by pulse and current. It can detect many cardiovascular diseases. Every time your heart beats, electrical signals will spread in your heart, which will make your heart contract and draw blood. The role of the electrocardiogram is to record and amplify this electrical activity for a few seconds. It uses the form of waves on the chart that can reproduce the cardiac cycle. Doctors can infer the heart rate and heart rate by interpreting the record.

Take veepoo smart watch RIG as an example, RIG supports single lead ECG monitoring and 512HZ sampling rate (the higher the sampling rate is, the more accurate the test is, and 250HZ is generally available on the market). Through self-developed ECG monitoring AI algorithm, real ECG signals can be accurately tracked, and an ECG waveform similar to a single lead ECG can be generated within 30 seconds. The Weiyipo Technology ECG monitoring technology can effectively detect 13 kinds of abnormal heart signals, such as atrial fibrillation, and connect with its own APP veepoo health/H band users to obtain routine analysis and evaluation of heart health.

So is smart watch ECG monitoring useful? The answer is yes. Since its launch, there have also been news cases of early intervention and diagnosis of heart problems due to abnormal ECG detection of smart watches. Many people always complain about the inaccurate health monitoring of the bracelet, which causes some novice users to wonder whether to buy it. It should be known that the health monitoring of smart wear can only provide a certain reference value, but many people always require smart bracelets/watches according to the standards of medical devices, which is too harsh. But to be honest, in terms of health monitoring, we do require its accuracy, so when we choose products, we choose to support FDA (medical grade) certification, so that the data feedback it gives us can be more meaningful.

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