Popular Posts
  • Top 10 Kids SmartWatches 2018

    When I was younger, my parents bought me my first watch. It was an analogue Timex piece with a fabric strap. Its only superpower was its ability t..

  • Top 10 Kids GPS Tracking Smartwatches 2018

    Strapping one of the latest pieces of smart technology to your child's wrist makes more sense than you might think these days. In an age brimming wi..

  • Top 10 Standalone Smartwatches 2018

    If you’ve shopped for a smartwatch recently, you’ll have probably noticed that smartwatches tend to be listed for specific markets. For instance, ..

  • Top 10 Mens Smartwatches 2018

    If you have been looking on temptingly at the smartwatch market these last few years, it’s fair to say that you have done well not to pull the trigg..

  • Top 10 Womens SmartWatches 2018

    When it comes to smartwatches for women, we’ll admit there’s not a huge variety to choose from right now. To make a case in point, walk into a sho..


Omron HeartGuide Blood Pressure Smartwatch Revealed at CES 2018

by in News .

Health is going to be a big deal for smartwatches this year. Apple is rumoured to be building an Apple Watch with an EKG sensor, and AliveCor recently received FDA approval for their KardiaBand electrocardiogram band for the Apple Watch.

From heart-rate sensors to EKG readings, it appears that our heart health and blood health is the next big thing for smartwatches on the medical scene. The only thing missing is a smartwatch that can take blood pressure measurements. That is, until the Omron HeartGuide is granted FDA approval and comes to market.

Omron HeartGuide

Revealed at CES 2018, the Omron HeartGuide is a unique smartwatch. It features a stiff, but comfortable strap / band that inflates on the wrist, so a oscillometric blood pressure reading can be taken. The data the band compiles is then sent to the Omron smartphone app, for a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional to review.

Impressively, the functionality doesn’t end there. In addition to being able to take oscillometric blood pressure readings at the press of a button, you can setup the HeartGuide to take readings throughout the night. This is useful, because it allows medical professionals to compile more complete data that can be used to test or hypertension.

Of course, the Omron HeartGuide smartwatch also tracks your activity, including your steps, calorie burn, and sleep. Oh, and remember AliveCor, the company who received FDA approval for the KardiaBand? Omron are partnering with them, so that in the future, the HeartGuide can take EKG heart rate measurements on the wrist. All this adds up to a hugely capable, and potentially life-saving smartwatch.

Pricing and Availability

Pricing has not yet been confirmed for the Omron HeartGuide, although it should be available later this year, pending FDA approval. Omron say they are targeting a price of $350 or thereabouts, but production costs might mean a higher RRP.
Latest update: 13/01/2018

SmartWatches4U is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, amazon.ca

Copyright © 2014 - 2018 SmartWatches4U Ltd. All rights reserved. design by daop