Improved acknowledged for its smartwatches and GPS navigators, Garmin is coming into a new frontier of health and fitness monitoring with its initial wise blood pressure observe: the Index BPM.

The very first thing you will observe is that the Index BPM (opens in new tab) is a ton bulkier than, say a smartwatch. A very likely motive for its size is so the product can fit all-around your bicep and produce accurate readings. Whilst there are smartwatches that can evaluate blood strain (opens in new tab), the ones that do it with a cuff are not greatly available and these that use pulse transit time “need frequent calibration with a conventional house blood strain check,” in accordance to Garmin. Plus, Garmin notes, people units commonly cannot “track systolic and diastolic blood pressure” while the Index BPM can.