This New Apple Watch Accessory Can Predict a Leading Cause of Strokes

Kardia Band for Apple Watch

The Apple Watch already comes with a built-in heart rate monitor, but certain factors can prevent it from getting an accurate reading. The way the strap fits on a user’s wrist, how he or she moves their wrist, and the presence of tattoos can all impact the device’s heart rate monitor, as Apple explains.

But AliveCor’s Kardia Band claims to bring medical-grade heart tracking to the Apple Watch by using a different type of technology more commonly used by health professionals.

The Kardia band for Apple Watch, which is expected to be available in late spring, uses electrocardiogram technology (EKG) to check the state of a wearer’s heart.


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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