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OM­RON’S foray into the wear­able de­vices mar­ket has re­sulted in the HeartGuide wear­able blood pres­sure mon­i­tor. This os­cil­lo­met­ric blood pres­sure mon­i­tor has a form fac­tor of a reg­u­lar wrist watch, and has al­ready re­ceived clear­ance from the FDA for avail­abil­ity as a per­sonal med­i­cal de­vice.

The HeartGuide fea­tures sim­i­lar func­tion­al­ity to that of a dig­i­tal wrist watch, where os­cil­lo­met­ric mea­sure­ment is achieved via an in­no­va­tive de­sign. The pres­ence of the cuff in the watch band would in­flate to mea­sure clin­i­cally ac­cu­rate sys­tolic and di­as­tolic pres­sure. A se­lec­tion of the minia­ture blood pres­sure pumps, valves and chips in the de­vice are no larger than a grain of rice. The de­vice would also be able to track your daily ac­tiv­ity such as steps, dis­tance and calo­ries burnt and the qual­ity of sleep. Ba­sic smart­watch func­tion­al­ity that ac­com­pa­nies the Om­ron HeartGuide would in­clude telling the time, date, no­ti­fi­ca­tions of in­com­ing texts, emails and calls, as well as the abil­ity to set event re­minders. Priced at US$499 each. The all-new, pro­pri­etary mo­bile app from Om­ron al­lows users to bet­ter un­der­stand how their life­style im­pacts their heart health.

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