Cardiogram, the heart rate data app, comes to Android Wear, as the company behind the application has now announced that the app for Android Wear has gone live and has been pushed out to the Play Store. This means that you can grab the app from the play Store button below, but thanks to Android Wear 2.0 that Google launched earlier this year the app can also be installed directly from the watch itself now that the Play Store is available on watches. At least, that is, if you happen to have one of the watches that will be supported by the new app. For those wondering, these watches include the Huawei Watch, the LG Watch Sport, the New Balance RunIQ, the Polar M600, and any other Android Wear watch that has a heart rate sensor installed.
In regards to features, Cardiogram is much more focused on things like gathering health-related data that revolve around your heart rate than factors such as steps counted or calories burned. A good example of this is your trending heart rate, more specifically whether your heart rate is trending up or trending down based on the recorded heart rate during your activities. The app is also capable of telling you whether or not work meetings or certain events gave you stress, and which of those stressed you out the most, if you should feel like keeping tabs on such information.
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Most of what’s available in the Android Wear version of the app is available in the version for the Apple Watch, but Cardiogram does come with some Android Wear specifics, like the auto-enabling of the heart rate sensor every five minutes, which can be tuned up to every minute for users who want a more constant tracking of this data. Beyond giving Android Wear users a simple and efficient way to keep track of various pieces of heart rate information, Cardiogram’s technology also aims to help with preventive health measures. Using the DeepHeart neural network, the team behind Cardiogram partnered with UC San Francisco’s Cardiology department to detect arterial fibrillation, which it says was capable with an accuracy level of 97 percent, which can help prevent strokes. The app is integrated with Google Fit for those that use it, meaning they can have the data captured by Cardiogram imported to Google Fit to keep all their fitness and health information together.