Qardio Launches Wearable ECG Monitor

Qardio, Inc. has launched a wearable electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) monitor, QardioCore.

The medical monitor allows users to proactively look after their heart health long-term, without the need for wires or patches, and is designed for continuous monitoring, according to the company.

Featuring proprietary sensor technology, QardioCore records more than 20 million data points, streaming the users live, medical-grade data to their smartphones. QardioCore is worn as a chest strap and records continuous ECG, heart rate, heart rate variability, respiratory rate, temperature and activity data. The data can then be automatically shared, for example, with medical professionals.

“Cardiovascular health is the biggest health challenge in the developed world and with QardioCore, we make it easier, better and more cost-effective. The ability to view and analyze such important data remotely and in context, as it is being generated, can substantially enhance the diagnostic yield. QardioCore is a game-changer for doctors, patients and health conscious individuals, and a big step towards preventative health,” said Rosario Iannella, CTO at Qardio. “For elite athletes, cardiovascular health is the cornerstone of performance, and QardioCore puts a wealth of actionable biometrics including medical-grade, beat-by-beat heart tracking into an athlete’s hands, empowering them to be their best.”

QardioCore pairs with a free app, and works alongside Qardio’s existing wearable health products, including QardioArm, a smart blood pressure monitor, QardioBase, a wireless scale and body analyzer and QardioMD, a dashboard for doctors. It carries an MSRP of $449, and is currently available for pre-order at the company’s website.