Garmin’s new gadget capitalizes on lacking smartwatch aspect

Improved known for its smartwatches and GPS navigators, Garmin is getting into a new frontier of overall health checking with its initial clever blood tension check: the Index BPM.

The to start with thing you’ll notice is that the Index BPM (opens in new tab) is a great deal bulkier than, say a smartwatch. A probably reason for its dimension is so the unit can in shape all-around your bicep and produce correct readings. Even though there are smartwatches that can evaluate blood pressure (opens in new tab), the ones that do it with a cuff are not commonly accessible and those people that use pulse transit time “need normal calibration with a standard household blood force observe,” according to Garmin. In addition, Garmin notes, people gadgets ordinarily cannot “track systolic and diastolic blood pressure” whereas the Index BPM can.