While there are those people out there that feel the age of the mobile phone is allowing people to become disengaged with certain aspects of everyday life – something that we agree with in part – they are still of a huge benefit. Not only in terms of allowing people to stay in contact when in years gone by they were off the radar, and so caused their nearest and dearest to panic, but they also serve another important purpose, and that is to keep far healthier.
There are so many apps out there that allow you to sync your phone and wearable with each other to help give you details about things such as heart rate, BMI, how many steps you have done and so much more. There is also the likes of AliveCor, that aims to go even one step further and making sure you stay fighting fit.
While the company has several devices, such as the upcoming Kardia Band for the Apple Watch, there is also the Kardia Mobile. This device offers an instant EKG Analysis in just half a minute and is a medical-grade EKG at that. You will know in just 30 seconds if your heart has a normal rhythm or if it has an atrial fibrillation (AF). These claims are from AliveCor and not from Product Reviews.
You will also be able to track and share your heart activity data and then inform your doctor of the results – although not certain how much notice they will take of the results.
The Kardia Mobile which needs to be used in conjunction with a mobile phone case or attachment plate can also use voice memos, track shortness of breath, palpitations and also track your exercise patterns and dietary habits.
So what about AliveCor Kardia Mobile iPhone case compatibility: You will not only be able to get a case for the iPhone 6/6s and 6 and 6s plus, but also the iPhone 5, 5s, 5c, and the 4s.
Other cases are available as well for the iPod Touch 5G, iPad Air, and Air 2, iPad mini, Samsung S7, LG Nexus 5 (Android 6.0.1), Samsung Note 5, Samsung Note 3, Galaxy S6 / S5 / S4, S3, HTC One M7 and the Jitterbug Touch 2 and 3.
The price of the Cardia Mobile in the UK is £99, and £15 for the supported iPhone 6/6s case.
You will also need to sign up to Kardia Premium, which is free through September 2016.