The iBeat Heart Watch - a $250 smartwatch that could save your life in an emergency — here's how it works
One shortcoming (no fault of the watch) is responders may well not reach someone in time but I see they have a plan B to try circumvent that. Why not just use an Apple Watch... well they claim the Apple Watch's sensors are suited more for fitness than medical use.
Howard said iBeat is going through the process of having its watch approved as a medical device by the Food and Drug Administration. And beyond sensor shortcomings on the Apple Watch Howard and his team also found that users were getting about three false positive a day with the Apple Watch.
Plus, the Apple Watch only gets about a day of battery life — Howard says iBeat gets up to four days — and the Apple Watch has to be taken off when you want to charge it, while the iBeat Heart Watch can be charged while it's still on your wrist.
|This startup created a $250 smartwatch that could save your life in an emergency — here's how it works
The iBeat Heart Watch is a $250 smartwatch that can monitor your heart rate and call paramedics in an emergency. The watch can also act as a panic button if you've fallen, have another type of medical emergency, or feel unsafe.