Amazfit Health Band with ECG and heart rate variability announced
Amazfit unveiled today its latest fitness tracker which features built-in ECG and heart rate variability sensors.
The outfit is owned by Huami, and is the exclusive provider of wearable technology for Xiaomi. Since establishing its partnership with the Chinese tech giant three years ago, the company has sold over 24 million Mi Bands making it the second largest wearables manufacturer globally.
The new health band launches in China today. However Amazfit products are sold in quite a few Western markets including the US, so its probably only a matter of time before it makes it across the border.
The band has an interesting feature-set. It sports a triaxial accelerator for monitoring movement and sleep and a PPG photoelectric sensor for continuous monitoring of heart rate. But there is more. Amazfit Health can also detect heart rate variability (HRV) in real time, and has a chip that can pick up on ECG data. We are guessing that the ECG data is on demand rather than continuous. All these readings can be seen on the 0.42 inch OLED display and smartphone.
The wearable is very lightweight. The aluminium body and stainless steel casing measure just 19mm in width and weigh only 10 grams. Considering the specs, Amazfit’s fitness tracker has a pretty good battery life. It will keep going for 7 days before needing a top-up. Charging is done via a custom magnetic cradle and it takes around 2.5 hours.
The band will be available in three colours options – Deep Black, Sapphire Blue, and Rose Gold. You will not be able to go swimming with it as is only splash-proof sporting a IP67 certification.
Amazfit Health should retail at around the $100 price point when it hits Amazon.
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