Qardio has announced that QardioCore, a wearable electrocardiogram monitor, is now available for pre-order on its website for $449.

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QardioCore was first introduced at CES 2015 as the world's first wearable ECG/EKG monitor, enabling users to proactively look after their cardiovascular health without the need to wear wires or patches. Instead, the QardioCore is worn as an adjustable chest strap fitting chests between 27.5" and 43" in size.

The medical-grade wearable, pending FDA approval, uses sensors to record clinically accurate continuous ECG, heart rate, heart rate variability, respiratory rate, skin temperature, and activity data, which can be shared with medical professionals or synced to the free Qardio app or Apple's Health app on iPhone or iPad using Bluetooth 4.0.

ECG monitors sense the tiny electrical charges on the skin arising from the heart muscle's electrophysiological activity. Most ECG monitors are bulky and burdensome, require a complicated fitting in the doctor's office or provide limited information on the user's heart performance. QardioCore, by contrast, is wearable and designed for continuous monitoring anytime and anywhere.

QardioCore's built-in battery, rechargeable via USB-A, delivers a full day of continual use on a single charge. The monitor will be on display at CES this week alongside Qardio's existing products, including the QardioArm smart blood pressure monitor, QardioBase wireless scale and body analyzer, and QardioMD medical dashboard.

QardioCore has an expected shipping date of April 2017 for pre-orders placed now. It comes in white and is IP65-rated splash-resistant. Those interested in learning more can read the QardioCore FAQ for additional information.

Top Rated Comments

Pagemakers Avatar
96 months ago
Looks like a he-bra
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aussiephil Avatar
96 months ago
Talk about living in the technological revolution.
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BruceEBonus Avatar
96 months ago
Or you could just spend nowt. Get your doctor to arrange a 24 hour monitor witha PROPER ECG lead placement nd have it analysed by a human cardiologist consultant with decades of differential diagnostic experience with humans. However. If you do have a fe hundred quid to chuck about and it helps you feel better "cos it says it's real good an' techningloginkal an' that, innit an' looksh like summink outta that Star Trek that Wotsisface Bones bloke might use". Then you jolly well go out and spend that disposable income right away!
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BruceEBonus Avatar
96 months ago
Even a 12 lead EKG can't rule out a heart attack, but I don't think that's what this is for. Looks like you're in the UK where they probably have hs-troponin I, which our FDA hasn't even approved yet, which is kind of weird/annoying. We do serial troponin I tests here, but not the high sensitivity ones. I'm guessing the point of this is detecting a-fib, like the AliveCor device. For that purpose it's probably very good for people who have a-fib and want to detect it, as the AliveCor is a hand-held spot-check.
Thanks. Yes. Imsuppose I just get a bit miffed at companies selling 'nearly products' like this. As you say things must be utilised in context. Even stuff like electronic BP cuffs are a great idea in theory if you're worried about hypertension. However you're blood pressure will go up, even if you're normotensive as a rule, because you'll be so anxious taking your readings every hour on the dot .... Just in case it's gone up or down.

A little knowledge is a bad thing. Best to leave it to the folks who do it every day and save your £££s towards that relaxing holiday instead :-)
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jimbobb24 Avatar
96 months ago
For people for whom there is concern of heart arrhythmias they have devices to test their rhythm. As far as just checking your heart because your worried - not sure how that is useful. But some people will get one anyway. Sounds more like a tool for cardiologists to send home with people.
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BruceEBonus Avatar
96 months ago
Fact is. You CANNOT perform a 12 Lead ECG with this so it is definitively non diagnostic. Only after a proper blood enzyme test to eliminate myocardial damage can a true picture be confirmed. But it does look like it does the business and that's good enough for a lot of gullible folks. Cheers!
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