CES 2019 Wearables: Omron HeartGuide Blood Pressure Smartwatch

Posted: Jan 7 2019, 12:29am CST | by , in News | CES

 
CES 2019 Wearables: Omron HeartGuide Blood pressure Smartwatch

Omron shows off blood pressure monitoring smartwatch.

Omron Healthcare exhibits the new HeartGuide smartwatch at the CES 2019. HeartGuide is the first wearable oscillometric blood pressure monitor in the design of a wristwatch. The wearable blood pressure monitor is FDA approved and will start shipping this week for $499.

HeartGuide functions as a digital wristwatch and uses oscillometric measurement through an innovative design – a cuff in the watch band inflates to measure clinically accurate systolic and diastolic pressure. The oscillometric method is the FDA-recognized standard for accurate, automated, medical-grade personal blood pressure measurement. Omron filed more than 80 new patents in pioneering new components for HeartGuide. Some of the miniature blood pressure pumps, valves and chips in the device are no larger than a grain of rice.

In addition to taking blood pressure measurement, HeartGuide tracks daily activity such as steps, distance and calories burned, and quality of sleep. It also provides basic smartwatch functionality such as time, date, notifications of texts, emails and calls, and the ability to set event reminders.

“Omron is excited to begin pre-order access to HeartGuide. Since Omron first announced this device, we have received countless messages from consumers expressing interest. As a medical-grade blood pressure device in the form of a wristwatch, HeartGuide is a breakthrough for the category and for those who want to keep a close watch on their blood pressure anytime, anywhere. HeartGuide is a key way Omron is advancing our mission of Going for Zero heart attacks and strokes,” said Omron Healthcare, Inc. President and CEO, Ranndy Kellogg.

At the CES 2019, wearables compete with many other technologies. A few weeks later is a much more focused conference and expo in Germany that is only about wearables and related technologies. The Wearable Technologies 2019 Europe will kick off Feb. 3, 2019. I4U News readers get a 20% discount on tickets for the WT Wearable Technologies Conference 2019 with code WT_i4u.

CES 2019 will run January 8-11, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show is the world’s largest and most influential technology event, featuring 4,500 exhibitors across 2.75 million net square feet of exhibit space. The hottest trends of CES 2019 include 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, mobility, smart home, smart cities, sports tech, machine learning and more. Read the latest CES 2019 News.

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