We like Qardio’s blood pressure monitor, a cuff that connects with your phone via Bluetooth and tracks your pressure over time (and location — a new addition to its app). In particular, the ability to share your results with doctors is exactly where consumer health tech ought to be moving.
Today, Qardio announced that its new QardioCore ECG monitor won CES 2015 Innovation Awards for in the Wearable Technology and Fitness, Sports and Biotech categories. The Innovation Awards are a pretty big deal in the world of consumer electronics, if only because they let new products rise far above the noise of the annual CES show in early January.
The device itself is your typical belt-style heart monitor that fits around your chest and rests on your sternum. It may be more attractive than some, and we can’t say one way or another about its comfort. But the key point is that it connects with the QardioApp, the same ecosystem as the QardioArm blood pressure monitor, so you can share real-time information with your doctor.
Pricing and availability were not disclosed by the company in advance of the product’s formal unveiling at CES.