Garmin subsidiary Garmin International has announced the compatibility of the Cardiogram heart health app with all the company’s wearables featuring optical heart rate, including the fēnix, Forerunner, and vívo series devices.
The app, which provides advanced insights based on data from wearable devices, helps users better understand how activity and sleep affect their overall health.
Cardiogram co-founder Johnson Hsieh said: “By directly integrating through the Garmin Health API, Cardiogram has access to the wide array of advanced metrics these devices generate.”
Cardiogram has collaborated with the Department of Cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco, in the US to combine data from optical heart rate sensors and its artificial intelligence-based algorithm DeepHeart, to detect major health conditions.
Through multiple studies, it was found that DeepHeart is capable of detecting atrial fibrillation, sleep apnea, hypertension, and diabetes medical conditions.
Garmin Health global product lead Travis Johnson said: “Garmin Health is excited to work with an innovative company like Cardiogram on this ground-breaking research that aligns with our apnea and AFib studies already underway.
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“Combining the high-quality sensor data of Garmin devices with the powerful capabilities of Cardiogram DeepHeart will provide our customers with meaningful health insights that can improve their everyday life and opportunities to reduce their health care costs.”
The Garmin fitness segment develops technologies to enhance and promote healthy and active lifestyles.
Garmin Health provides solutions that leverage Garmin wearables and the sensor data produced for use in the corporate wellness, population health, and patient monitoring markets.