What is an ECG
An electrocardiogram (also called an ECG or EKG) is a test that records the timing and strength of the electrical signals that make the heart beat. By looking at an ECG, a doctor can gain insights about your heart rhythm and look for irregularities.
What are the JM Smartwatc Watch heart features?
Irregular rhythm notification
The ECG and irregular rhythm notification features were first announced in September 2018, with the ECG feature specific to the JM ECG PPG Smart watch. Having already launched in the US, the two features are now coming to users in the UK and Europe after being CE marked and cleared in the European Economic Area.
The irregular rhythm notification feature will check heart rhythms in the background every two hours and send a notification if an irregular heart rhythm is detected. It will be available to all IOS & Android users.
JM ECG PPG Smart watch
The ECG feature meanwhile, is specific to the JM ECG PPG Smart watch homes rather requiring a local GP or hospital to take a reading.
Take an ECG
You can take an ECG at any time, when you’re feeling symptoms such as a rapid or skipped heartbeat, when you have other general concerns about your heart health, or when you receive an irregular rhythm notification.
- Make sure that your JM ECG Smart Watch is snug and on the wrist that you selected in the app. To check, open the app, tap the My Watch tab, then go to General > Watch Orientation.
- Open the ECG app on your Apple Watch.
- Rest your arms on a table or in your lap.
- With the hand opposite your watch, hold your finger on the Digital Crown. You don't need to press the Digital Crown during the session.
- Wait. The recording takes 30 seconds. At the end of the recording, you will receive a classification, then you can tap Add Symptoms and choose your symptoms.
- Tap Save to note any symptoms, then tap Done.
Once you've finished capturing your EGC reading, you'll get one of four messages.
Sinus rhythm means everything is as expected. Atrial fibrillation means there is an irregular pattern detected.
Low or high heart rate is the third potential result, while Inconclusive means the test can't determine the end result.
Can you share your Health information with your doctor?
Of course. To do this, go into the Health App > Tap Heart > Electrocardiogram (ECG) > ECG result.
You can then export the details via a PDF to share with your doctor. You decide how that information is shared.
JM Smart Watch doesn't share that information with anyone else like a third-party insurance company, other apps, or even your own computer.