Gadgets to keep your heart healthy

Technology is rapidly used to monitor and improve heart issues in today’s times. In a study published by iTOK in 2016, 30 percent of the respondents agreed to use technology to manage their heart health. A pacemaker, fitness tracker and a smartphone app are the most common technologies used to monitor heart health.


Priced at $74.99, Alivecor heart monitor sells like hotcakes. Useful for patients who have arrhythmia or palpitations, it plugs into your smartphone and provides an electrocardiogram (ECG) reading of your heart.

Miofuse is a perfect find for athletic people and patients interested in interval training. It connects to both iOS and Android doesn’t require the user to wear a chest strap.

Resmed S+ Sleep Sensor gives personalized feedback while you sleep without even being in touch with the skin. Priced at $149.99, it monitors your breathing and movement while you sleep and syncs with your smartphone or tablet.

The Withings Pulse 02 Activity tracker measures your blood oxygen level along with other significant factors like steps, distance, calories burned, sleep, and heart rate. Priced at $119.5, it can be worn on your clothes, attached to a wristband or hidden in your pocket.

Scanadu Scout is like a nurse taking you to the vitals. In a mere time of ten seconds, it analyses, tracks and trends your vitals — including your systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The device is currently pending FDA approval.

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