Popular Apple Watch heart rate monitoring app Cardiogram today launched a new premium service that includes data sharing options and a cross-platform Family Mode designed to allow remote monitoring of a loved one's wearable data.

If a person with an Android phone has an aging parent with an Apple Watch and wants to keep an eye on the parent's wearable data for health reasons, for example, that's possible with the new cross-platform mode.

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Data shared includes heart rate, step counts, diagnostic tests, habits, and more. There's also a new Share with Doctor feature that lets you get a PDF of historical Cardiogram data so it can be emailed to a doctor or printed out.

Both Share with Doctor and Family Mode require the new Cardiogram Premium service. Cardiogram Premium is priced at $14.99 per month or $99.99 per year.

Cardiogram says that its new premium Family Mode was introduced because of requests from customers who wanted to be able to keep an eye on their loved ones' health. The Family Mode option works with Apple Watch, Garmin, and Google's WearOS.

Cardiogram can be downloaded from the App Store. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

brandonballinger Avatar
29 months ago
That's great about the cross platform compatibility!

Unfortunately I know none of the four elderly people I'm looking after wants to wear an Apple Watch and they don't want to be bothered even recharging it. Especially not daily.

But plenty of other people's parents and aunts and uncles would use this and it's great we are seeing more services like this come to wearables. We "kids" placed in the caregiver role need every bit of help we can get. A lot of us in this position are suffering age related health problems ourselves so this is a bonus for us, too.
For people who don't want to charge a watch every night, they could consider one of the Garmin fitness trackers that work with Cardiogram. For example, the vívosmart has a heart rate sensor, lasts for 7 days, costs $150, and is compatible with Cardiogram: https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/154886
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GrumpyMom Avatar
29 months ago
That's great about the cross platform compatibility!

Unfortunately I know none of the four elderly people I'm looking after wants to wear an Apple Watch and they don't want to be bothered even recharging it. Especially not daily.

But plenty of other people's parents and aunts and uncles would use this and it's great we are seeing more services like this come to wearables. We "kids" placed in the caregiver role need every bit of help we can get. A lot of us in this position are suffering age related health problems ourselves so this is a bonus for us, too.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Braderunner Avatar
29 months ago
$15/month is crazy! The subscription model is getting more and more popular. Not sustainable, though.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rjp1 Avatar
29 months ago
Does it not sync the data to the Health app? I wouldn't use an app that holds my health data hostage behind a subscription fee.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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