My Wearable Health Trackers: AliveCor

The next item in this series of wearable health trackers is AliveCor which I have been using for over a year now and I consider it the most useful tracker these days. AliveCor has a brave mission of developing a device that measures ECG of the heart at home in clinically approved quality. It provides a one channel ECG and has been shrinking in size over the last couple of versions (see the images below).

The old device working only with iPhones.
The new, universal device.

A few key features:

  • Universal device working with any smartphones.
  • Stores the ECG measurements in the cloud in a safe format.
  • Results can be sent by e-mail in PDF format.
  • It highlights educational materials about different diagnoses and measurements.
  • Users can request professional analysis for a fee.
  • It is FDA approved.

AliveCor is the health tracker every medical professional is impressed about when I show it to them during my talks.

Here is a video about how it works in action: