H2 wearable blood pressure monitor raising funds at Indiegogo

H2 wearable blood pressure monitor raising funds at Indiegogo

The wearable electronics market has another entry – the H2 from Seoul, Korea-based CharmCare, which touts its product as the world’s smallest and lightest wearable blood pressure monitor. As such, it can assist high blood pressure sufferers with managing and reducing the symptoms associated with hypertension.

The “attractive, sleek, modern wristband” is available in six different interchangeable band colors, and can work even without a smartphone or computer. Compared to current bulky blood pressure monitors, the H2 is easy to operate and provides readings in just 20 seconds.

The first H2 wearable shipments are set for June 2015.The device is already killing it on Indiegogo where it’s raising funds to enter mass production. Due to consumer interest, The H2 already has plans to add new features, including a wristwatch function, expand the monitoring activities with additional tracking functionality, and develop the “Walk Together Campaign” which will help high blood pressure sufferers to build community and make healthy lifestyle choices, such as exercise, smoking and drinking reduction and cessation and nutrition choices.

Also as part of a campaign stimulus, CharmCare will donate 5% of the total funds raised to the American Heart Association (AHA), if $50,000 in donations are reached by December 20, 2014. The first device shipments are scheduled for June 2015.

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 67 million adults (31%) have high blood pressure, which greatly increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, the first and third leading causes of death in the U.S.