Huawei’s New Smartwatch Can Measure Blood Pressure By Inflation

Huawei’s New Smartwatch Can Measure Blood Pressure By Inflation

Huawei’s new Watch D smartwatch seems to jeopardize the jobs of many nurses responsible for taking the blood pressure of patients. The device was recently launched by the Chinese tech giant, and it has a special strap that’s capable of inflating around the user’s arm to take his blood pressure, according to the Daily Mail.

The ingenious gimmick is possible thanks to an airbag existing on the smartwatch’s strap that causes the inflation around the user’s wrist. The device will be officially recognized as a certified medical gadget, and it’s expected to arrive in Europe.

Huawei Watch D will be available starting in October

Those living in the UK will get the chance to buy the new Huawei Watch D from the company’s official store starting in October. The retain price is £400.

The product is compatible with both Android and iOS. It’s even waterproof at IP68 level, which means that you won’t have to worry about sweating on it or going through the rain while using it.

The device’s presentation at IFA 2022 explains in more detail how the measuring of the blood pressure works:

Apart from measuring the blood pressure, the new smartwatch built by Huawei is also capable of helping the user out with his workout.

However, not all users of the smartwatch will get accurate blood pressure readings. Here’s what Huawei has to say, as Phone Arena quotes:

The blood pressure measurement results may present a large margin of error if your posture is unstable (due to diseases such as Parkinson or cerebrovascular disease sequelae), or you suffer from arrhythmia such as atrial fibrillation, severe anemia, peripheral vascular disease, or arthritis. Individuals with pacemakers or other implantable devices are advised not to use the device’s ECG feature.

Would you be willing to check your blood pressure using the Huawei Watch D?


Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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