5 Must Have Heart Monitors

Pranam Shetty

We would all love a tricorder to run a quick scan to check if we are doing ok. While we are not there yet, today's health monitors are getting pretty advanced. Having your health information at your finger tips not only saves you the convenience of driving down to your local pharmacy or clinic to get a quick check up, but also empowers you to act quickly if you notice something isn't quite right. Here are some health monitors that can be used from the comfort of your home. Always make sure that the heart monitor you are considering is clinically validated and has received FDA clearance or approval.

Apple Watch Series 7

The Apple Watch is a powerful health monitoring tool. You can measure your ECG, Blood Oxygen, Irregular Heart Rhythms, monitor your sleep and track your fitness levels. Apple Watch EKG is FDA cleared. While the Apple Watch cannot detect heart attacks, it can help detect arrhythmias, such as Atrial Fibrillation, which can lead to blood clots that can cause strokes.

Omron Blood Pressure Monitors

Omron blood pressure monitors are renowned worldwide for reliable and accurate blood pressure monitors. It can connect with your mobile device over Bluetooth which allows you to store your blood pressure measurements in Apple Health. To learn more about blood pressure, visit our page

Withings Weight Bathroom Scale

Withings were at the fore front of the digital health revolution. Their digital bathroom scale connects over WiFi or Bluetooth with your mobile device and can measure weight, body mass, BMI, vascular age, fat, muscle and bone mass, body water percentage.

AliveCor KardiaMobile 6 lead EKG

AliveCor's personal 6 lead EKG device and heart monitor can help detect a number of heart rhythm complications (arrhythmias), including AFib and PVCs. You can also choose to subscribe to their service for enhanced analysis of your EKG and review by board certified cardiologists. AliveCor KardiaMobile 6 lead EKG is FDA Cleared.

Dario Blood Glucose Monitors

Dario is a FDA cleared blood glucose monitor that connects to your iPhone and Android mobile devices. The monitor simply plugs into your mobile device, however, make sure that the connection of the Dario device connects and is compatible with your phone model.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

For Android users, Samsung galaxy watch offers heart monitoring features such as ECG monitoring. Track your sleep and fitness activities. You can also monitor your blood oxygen levels (SpO2) while sleeping. Low blood oxygen saturation during sleep can be a sign of serious health conditions such as COPD, sleep apnea, etc.

I realize that I should be summarizing 5 instead of 6 monitors here but given that not everyone uses an iPhone, I thought it would be beneficial to list the Samsung galaxy watch here as well.