AliveCor is finally making the leap to Android phones, releasing a new model of its heart monitor that expands the platform’s reach into the mobile market. The jump is a big one, with Android phones representing 75% of the global smartphone market.
The new AliveCor monitor attaches to any compatible smartphone or smartphone case and is transferable between devices, allowing physicians to capture clinical-quality ECG recordings on the go. The device also uses minimal battery power, AliveCor said.
"We have today extended the benefits of our mobile ECG technology to a new range of smartphones, significantly expanding customer access," AliveCor president Euan Thomson said in prepared remarks. "The AliveCor Heart Monitor is small, versatile, uses very little battery power, and can be used any time in almost any location."
The San Francisco company has been on a roll, with new updates released in August for its mobile ECG, which snaps onto the back of a smartphone to record, display, store, and transfer single-channel ECG rhythms wirelessly with the corresponding AliveECG app.