Heart Stroke Can Be Detected by Your next Apple Watch Band

Apple watch band has been a part of the fashion conscious people for a long time. It is not only serving as a part of daily accessory, rather it serves you in various ways. Now you can detect a heart stroke with an Apple watch band. That is where the AliveCor’s, maker of the iPhone-compatible Mobile ECG cardiac monitoring accessory, medical-grade Kardia band fits in.

The band works with the new Kardia Watch app. You can take an ECG reading just by pressing a sensor on the watch strap. Alivecor claims the band is the first of its kind and the strap seems like a natural progression from its electrocardiogram phone cases.

Combined with a native watchOS 2 app, the Apple Watch ECG can graph the wearer’s heartbeat over extended periods of time, as well as recording heart activity and voice annotations simultaneously, a feature not found on the iPhone version.

The iPhone version, AliveCor’s Apple Watch app will also be able to send annotated ECG readings directly to a technician or doctor for interpretation. Rather than connecting to the Apple Watch using Bluetooth or the Watch’s hidden data port, Apple Watch ECG uses the same ultrasonic technology as the iPhone accessory, leveraging the Watch’s microphone to receive ECG data transmissions. This reduces the battery-powered accessory’s power consumption by 92% versus Bluetooth, while offering superior data bandwidth.

Till now, there is no word of pricing or availability yet for the Kardia band, but the app is available for Android and iOS right now. Want to try it? I would suggest going for it.