AFib, or Atrial Fibrillation, has risen as a health concern for many people. Described as a quivering or irregular heartbeat, AFib can lead to blood clots, stroke, and heart failure, not to mention several other heart-related complications. Being able to track these episodes just might save your life, but unless you have a spare ECG to carry around with you, then you’re out of luck. Fortunately, Withings has developed an analog watch that doubles as an ECG.
The Withings Move ECG has on-demand electrocardiogram functionality—meaning, you can use the watch to track your heart at any time, recording an AFib episode. The watch records the electrical signals of your heart by using three electrodes—two on the back of the watch and another in the ring you hold during a measurement. The ECG sends the measurement to the Health Mate app on your phone. If something is amiss, the app will let you know that you need to consult a specialist—it can even send the report to your doctor.
Move ECG has a 12-month battery life and is water resistant up to 50 meters. It also has activity tracker functionality that can track you on a walk, run, or when swimming. The included altimeter tracks your stair climbing as well.