Garmin has announced the expansion of the ECG App to the epix™ Pro series, fēnix 7 Pro series, Venu 3 series and tactix 7 – AMOLED Edition smartwatches.
The ECG App allows users to record their heart rhythm and check for signs of atrial fibrillation (AFib) right from their smartwatch. Customers in the United States can use the app to record a 30-second electrocardiogram (ECG) and view their heart rhythm results immediately on the watch or, optionally, later in the Garmin Connect smartphone app.
“We are pleased to bring the ECG App to even more of our customers, including those with our flagship epix Pro and fēnix 7 Pro series smartwatches. We take pride in offering premium health and wellness features across our smartwatch lineups and this revolutionary tool that lets our customers conveniently take an ECG recording when they want only adds to the suite of innovative features to help them stay on top of their health,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin Vice President of Global Consumer Sales.
When customers take an ECG, the ECG App uses sensors on their compatible smartwatch to record the electrical signals that control how their heart beats. The app then analyzes that recording to detect signs of AFib. Additionally, users have the option to sync their results to Garmin Connect. Through the Garmin Connect app, customers can view their history of results and create reports that can be shared with a health care provider.
The ECG App is available now on the epix Pro series, fēnix 7 Pro series, Venu 3 series and tactix 7 – AMOLED Edition smartwatches for customers in the United States and requires the latest version of the Garmin Connect smartphone app and smartwatch software before use. Garmin originally announced ECG App availability for Venu 2 Plus customers in January.