- The tracker will provide ECG reports powered by Tricog Health
- Like Apple Watch, it also has features to detect serious heart conditions like Atrial Fibrillation
According to a report by BGR, GOQii has launched an ECG-enabled version of its Vital fitness tracker. It measures ECG, heart rate monitoring, activity and sleep tracking and has a battery life of up to 7 days.
“We are interpreting GOQii Vital EGG data along with state-of-the-art deep learning-based Arrhythmia detection algorithm by Tricog Health. This is a big step towards the reduction in India’s mortality rate due to heart disorders and is in support of PM Modi’s Vision of FitIndia,” said Vishal Gondal, Founder & CEO, GOQii.
Called GOQii Vital ECG, the new wearable will provide ECG reports powered by Tricog Health along with personalized coach advise. The company claims that it wants to change the way people check their ECG in the country.
The company stated that people only check their ECG once they have suffered a cardiac episode. It says the reason behind the lack of awareness for ECG measurement is the lack of ECG machines at primary care clinics. Users can also book an online consultation with a cardiac specialist at a nominal fee.
Can detect serious heart conditions like Atrial Fibrillation
GOQii informed that once the ECG report becomes available on its health locker, users will have an option to consult with a qualified expert at a nominal fee. Like Apple Watch, it also has features to detect serious heart conditions like Atrial Fibrillation.
The tracker uses DeepRhythm, a deep-learning-based Arrhythmia detection algorithm to detect Atrial Fibrillation. However, the company mentioned that those buying the GOQii Vital ECG should note that it is “only a screening device and not a medical-grade device.”
GOQii Vital ECG is priced at Rs 4,999 and it comes with three months subscription plan. It is available online via Amazon India. It also comes with a built-in USB charger.