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ASUS Unveils Fitness-Focused Smartwatch With Blood Pressure Monitoring At IFA

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Just about every tech brand has a smartwatch or two out there.

For the most part, they all measure your heart rate, steps, and general metrics about your movements, but some have been trying to go a little further. Putting out a watch that can be considered a medical device is a fine line for tech companies to walk, since medical devices are subject to different and more stringent rules, but Apple recently introduced an electrocardiogram feature to their watches, and Asus is seeking to not just match them but beat them.

Asus’ VivoWatch SP was introduced this week at IFA with GPS, a twoweek battery life, water resistance, an electrocardiogram function, pulse oxygen levels, and stress and blood pressure readings.

There is a catch though, different countries have different rules around what is and isn’t a medical device, so some function will only be available in certain markets.

Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

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