Garmin’s new gadget capitalizes on lacking smartwatch characteristic

Higher identified for its smartwatches and GPS navigators, Garmin is getting into a brand new frontier of well being monitoring with its first sensible blood stress monitor: the Index BPM.

The very first thing you’ll discover is that the Index BPM (opens in new tab) is lots bulkier than, say a smartwatch. A possible purpose for its measurement is so the gadget can match round your bicep and ship correct readings. Whereas there are smartwatches that may measure blood stress (opens in new tab), those that do it with a cuff aren’t broadly obtainable and those who use pulse transit time “want common calibration with a traditional residence blood stress monitor,” based on Garmin. Plus, Garmin notes, these gadgets usually can’t “monitor systolic and diastolic blood stress” whereas the Index BPM can.

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