Smart watches

Are smartwatches fooling you? Learn how to calibrate your watch

Today’s exercise is complete or not, heart rate is normal or not – many people answer these questions these days with their smartphone or smartwatch. Many of you would aim to complete 10,000 steps a day with a similar smart device.

But have you ever wondered how smart your smartwatch really is? How fit can your activity bracelet make you? Is a watch that tells you a goal of 10,000 steps wrong? But can a gadget also warn you of the risk of a heart attack?

Are smartwatches fooling you? Learn how to calibrate your watch

Recently, a smartwatch was launched in Delhi. The company that launched this watch claims that it is not a watch, but a medical device. According to the company, this is the first watch to receive approval from the European Medical Regulatory Agency, EU MDR.

The company has applied for US FDA approval. With US FDA approval, this device can only show false results or false results up to 2%. While according to the company’s claim, this watch gives accurate results up to 99%.

How inaccurate are smartwatches?

During the search, the watch gave false results only up to 0.06%. The company claims that this watch can detect heart rhythm disturbances and send alerts. In medical parlance, an irregular heartbeat is called an arrhythmia. With this smartwatch launched in the name of Cardiac Sense, you can check your heart.

Are smartwatches really useful?

The report can be sent to the doctor. Like many bracelets, watches and fitness trackers available in the market, this watch can also monitor your heart rate 24 hours a day, measure oxygen. This watch also has the ability to check blood pressure and body temperature.

But just how fit these fitness-indicating gadgets are, we’re putting them to the real-life test today. So first understand how smart fitness trackers work. An LED light on this tracker reads blood flow in the wrist. Green light can actually be read by red blood. A sensor on the watch checks how green light travels through the bloodstream. By solving this calculation, the device displays your heart rate on the screen.

Can a smartwatch detect heart problems?

Doctors say these smart devices do a near-perfect job of reading heart rate and blood pressure, but how steps are counted can be confusing because the tracker counts your body movements. In other words, if you are traveling in a hesitant vehicle, it is possible that it could be counted as a stage.

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Your heart beats 70 to 100 times in one minute or 60 seconds. This rate may be slightly lower if you are elderly and slightly higher if you are a child. You can count your pulse by placing your thumb on the left palm and find out the true and false of your tracker. Most fitness equipment is designed like a watch for consumer convenience, while heart rate is measured close to the chest and upper arm blood pressure should be measured accurately.

Therefore, it cannot be said with certainty that the results of your fitness tracker will be accurate. Most gadgets on the market are not approved by medical regulators. This should also be taken into account. So, if your app or smartwatch is not quality certified, relying on a single tracker can be a big mistake.