Kardia works with the FDA-cleared KardiaMobile, KardiaMobile 6L, or KardiaBand
personal EKG devices, which can detect the most common arrhythmias in just 30
seconds. The Kardia app is designed to make managing heart care from home easier
than ever, giving you the ability to seamlessly re...
I have had atrial fibrillation for a number of years. During that time if I felt anything “off” I went to the ER. After relaxing and working with meditation all the symptoms went away every time. The doctors seemed to be as surprised as I was. There were many false alarms. At the hospital I was routinely checked-out. With 20 minutes of meditation all the systems were normal. My cardiologist was pleased with how I was being proactive. He showed me the Kardia app and I purchased it that day. The app gave me such peace of mind. I could use it to determine if I was having a heart event and needed to relax and check again to determine if I needed to go to the ER. Now, which is two years later, I have done routine daily readings and I’ve had no sign of a-fib except two times. I sent the results for an immediate reading and feedback. 20 minutes later—but using meditation and quietly coping whatever was going wrong had already resolved any concerns before my results even had been reported back to me. I keep my yearly check-ups and I’m doing great. Given my experience I recommend the Kardia app. It’s a great tool in your fight with heart disease. It’s peace of mind and no false alarm trips to the ER. It’s a huge piece of what I do to stay well and deal with my heart irregularities in a very wise way. Best of luck to anyone reading this post.
Diagnosed my intermittent atrial fibrillation
Have had intermittent attacks of chest pain that I thought was due to GI problems. I was diagnosed with an ulcer. After it was healed I still had several of these attacks. I noticed my heart was beating unusually. Because it happened at night or on the weekends I decided to buy the Kardia. It was the best thing I have done because on the last attack I was able to record what was happening. I was shocked that it told me I had possible atrial fibrillation. The attack lasted several hours but was gone in the morning. I called The cardiologist and was seen that morning. The EKG was normal and has been ever since. I don’t know when it will happen again,but now I can send the recording directly to my doctor for evaluation. Because of this device I can receive the treatment to prevent future episodes. I strongly recommend this device for anyone who has issues with their heart especially if it occurs intermittently.
Wow! So disappointed, do not recommend.
I was very excited to use this as a tool to help monitor my heart issues, since my symptoms are not always consistent this made me feel better about having the ability to record an EKG at the precise moment I was having symptoms. TO MY EXTREME DISAPPOINTMENT I found out that my expensive band is just that! Unless I pay EXTRA for the “premium” subscription, I can’t even record an EKG to send to my cardiologist for his review. To make matters worse, the customer service I received was ridiculous. First, she wouldn’t answer a question without me giving her my contact information (I just had a question, why is my information needed to just answer a question), then after clarifying that my Kardia band will only work if I PAY EXTRA for their premium subscription. The rep attempted to “pacify” me stating, “you didn’t have to buy the watch, sorry you didn’t see this on the website prior to purchasing the band”. This is all aside from the fact that the app drains my watch battery and takes over the face of the watch making it difficult to use other features on the watch. I FEEL LIKE I WAS SCAMMED! I bought this to help my health NOT CAUSE MORE STRESS! I will definitely be telling people about this experience.
The best in its category.
This is the precursor of the medical field innovations that bring into your home a quick and powerful diagnosis of your heart and it’s functions. As one of the early adopters I can only say that my faith in this Kardia working, was not mislaid. Kardia diagnosed me suddenly with a dangerous Atrial Fibrillation caused upon by the addition of an injection issued to “supposedly” keep my diabetes under better control. My specialist doctor who prescribed me the treatment for diabetes was “sceptical” because of the “Kardia” test and did nothing for 3 months during which time I had regular periodic fibrillations until I was scheduled for my cardiologist for my ongoing treatment of blood pressure checkup who took an ecg test and confirmed the fibrillation and started a medication course that possibly saved my life. I heartily recommend this to anyone over the watch band and with the new incoming introduction of the new Kardia which will be able to take 6 lead tests leading the way for a better future for people to be better aware and take care of themselves. Lastly, I paid for all devices that I gifted to friends and needy people and the one that I use myself and no inputs what so ever from the Kardia team or management and this is my own review prompted after almost 3 years of use and MUCH before its prominence thanks to Apple recognizing medical research in homes as the future.
Works but renders all other apps useless
I am updating my review to 4 Stars after hearing back from Kardia. It looks like they are doing the best they can with the watch OS and until Apple provides an OS that permits apps such as Kardia to run in the background we will have to live with it as is. The following is their very reasoned response: Thank you for your feedback and we are looking in to every avenue possible to make this experience better. To be able to gather your heart rate at the required rate, the application is forced to operate as a Workout mode by the platform, and Workout modes are forced to the front of the watch face. There is currently no way around this limitation, but we will happily make the change once the platform allows it. We’ve tried to make this as unobtrusive as possible by adding the time and date to our own screen, but understand that it may not be what you prefer. ORIGINAL REVIEW: I reported this issue some weeks ago and was assured it would be fixed in an upcoming update but we are still waiting. Meanwhile we essentially don’t have a watch dial on arm raise or a working sleep app to name just two major issues caused by this application’s frontal focus. Then there is battery drain. Because the app monitors pulse 24/7 the watch requires recharge twice daily. I appreciate what it does, but it should be smart enough to accomplish its task without expensing every other watch app and placing such a heavy battery drain.
Works great even without the subscription
Some people were complaining that the ability to save multiple readings requires a paid subscription after the first month trial period, which is true. But that can be easily overcome without the subscription expense. Specifically after each reading you are given an option to create a PDF file of your last reading which you can then save at your favorite location, whether on your phone or in your own personal cloud account. Subsequently you can create an entire library of PDF recordings for future use. You can also forward that PDF to another person via email or text. Overall I am happy with the hardware and the app. Work well, no issues with actual measurements.
Very Good but Could be better
I really like this app, however, in the medications tab there is no way to input multiple tablets, ie take 2 pills twice a day. I also don’t have the option of a tablet that is twice the dose. So with minor change, could be better. Also in the blood pressure, it suggests an Omron monitor, which I have, but it won’t connect to it wirelessly, yet this wrist monitor will connect to another app. So I have to enter data manually, which takes away so of the benefits that wireless connection gives. I tried to purchase the premium subscription in the app and it was difficult. Instead of the subscription it purchased another device which was around the same price point. I had to cancel the order before it was shipped. Why is it so hard to order the subscription? If these issues were fixed, I would give this app five stars.
Poor customer service
The watch band was a Christmas gift and I installed this app the day after Christmas. The very first thing I noticed was only 8 days left in my trial period, they advertised a 30 day trial. About me, my heart function due several heart attacks and ultimate quad bypass surgery. Every EKG done on my heart SHOWS AS ABNORMAL DUE TO THE DAMAGE. Every ekg done with the app shows a normal result which was very suspicious. I contacted support twice asking about the accuracy of their app, each time i was referred to my doctor. My doctor has nothing to do with your app or Apple Watch band. In my opinion if in fact this was an ekg done on my heart it should have at least show that my heart is in fact damaged but the app always says normal which leaves me to believe only normal is all the app is capable of displaying. Normal is NOT a word associated with my heart owing that my heart function is less than %30. My heart damage is caused by exposure to agent orange while is south vietnam. Now the trial period, in my opinion the trial period should start when the watch and app are installed not when the bans was purchased. As stated i had a 7 day trial, not near enough time for a fair or valid assessment of the app or watch band. If the app and band are even close to accurate it would show an abnormal EKG. THIS SYSTEM IS DANGEROUS and not very well thought out. And once more 7 days not near enough time for a proper evaluation . Dewey Pollock in central Florida
Must have if A Fib
I went for three years after my initial A Fib episode without a reoccurrence. At times I would wonder if this app and device really worked. Then right before I was going to be leaving town for two weeks I felt a little different and the app told me I was having A Fib. I checked it several times over the next hour and then called my cardiologist and emailed him through the app. I then met him at the emergency room and he did a cardio Version and thanks to this device an app I was able to leave town with a clear mind instead of dealing with this in a strange city. To be able to know on my own what is going on with my heart is worth way more than the price of this incredible device and app
Had to turn OFF Bluetooth for Kardia to work
Spent very frustrating 1/2 hour trying to take my first Kardia reading with the Kardia app telling me “it could not connect to my (iPhone 7 iOS 12.1.2) microphone and to kill all apps that used the microphone or speakers”. After killing 5 or 6 apps one after the other, was still getting error message. I wear hearing aids connected to phone via Bluetooth so took a wild guess they might have something to do with the issue although I do not think they access the microphone. But after turning off Bluetooth, Kardia measurement went smoothly. Hopefully, this might help someone else if everything suggested by Kardia app fails. Rated 4 stars initially since Kardia app did take first reading successfully BUT should have suggested Bluetooth OFF option to enable first (& future?) readings.
Peace of Mind!
This app, along with the sensor, is a must have for anyone who has experienced a cardiac event. It is extremely accurate, readily accessible, and easy to use. Without this device, if you feel a cardiac event you are left with waiting for a doctors appointment or a visit to the ER to obtain an EKG reading. By the time you get there the event may not even be measurable. With this device, you can take a measurement immediately upon recognizing the event. This app allows you to show the results to your doctor via email or by printout or you can, for a small fee, elect to submit your reading electronically to a board certified cardiologist for a quick analysis! I if you are looking at this app, you should probably give it a try!
Still waiting for Apple Pay
I don’t have medical issues now, fortunately. I shelled out the $200 for the Kardia band and I do like the product based on the 30-day free trial. I like the idea of getting notified if something develops. So, I am willing to subscribe to the premium service, but I’m a long time ago done with entering my credit card into everybody’s website, not when Apple Pay offers such better security. I contacted Alive Cor to suggest that they offer an Apple Pay option and meanwhile kept the KardiaBand just waiting for them my reasonable request to accommodate more methods of payment. That was three months ago and I’m still waiting. Customer support did reply back the next day and tell me that my request was forwarded to the developers. Two more versions later and I’m still waiting. Can’t believe it’s that hard to put an Apple Pay button and really can’t believe that Alive Cor doesn’t care about getting more subscriptions.
Update: 5/Stars on customer support! Company got back to me and explained iPhone X model I had was in conflict with APP and equipment and they “offered refund”. I was able to use Kardia on my wife’s iPhone X model so I Kept it. They said they would let me know when the issue was resolved and I could use the App and equipment. They emailed me today (January 30th) and told me new IOS would correct issue. They were right and now I am able to use Kardia on my iPhone X!! Kudos to AliveCor Support for keeping “my” issue on the back burner and get back to me when the issue was resolved. Upgraded support to 5-Stars!!! Called when they had phone number listed and lady had me do a bunch of steps to try and make it work with my iPhone X. No dice. She said they will look into it and get back with me. You guessed it, no one called after month. I had to email (few times) and asked for phone call, and all I got a response that basically had me do same things lady had me do. They paid NO ATTENTION to what I had written, only gave me a list of preprogrammed things to do. I wrote again asking for call/Support, no response.
Easy to use (I’m not a doctor)
Easy to use device and software. Provides good reporting and can track weight, blood pressure, heart rate, and medications. (Integrates with Apple Health.) Easy to record symptoms via tags and user can create his/her own symptom tags. Battery lasts a long time. Quality of analysis has been validated in independent trials. I don’t keep mine on the back of my phone because it’s a bit awkward for my hand size. Premium service is essential for history and to maximize value. I wish the notation function were more robust. Also would like to see some type of summary or recap of AFIB for periods longer than 30 days. Maybe a stacked bar graph with percents by category?
KARDIA is a remarkable tool that utilizes the incredible computing power of The IOS operating system. In other words, the device itself is a relatively simple Bluetooth sensor, however the software included provides algorithms that can uncover and warn against unusual heart rhythms. Upon receiving a questionable finding, the user can quickly email the findings ones physician...or call upon KARDIA reps to interpret finding for you. The price of the service runs 10 to 20 dollars per finding—or you can sign up for PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP that sends you weekly reports by mail. In my experience, the $10 clinician report is sketchy and hard to understand. For $20, I’d just assume see my own doctor. For those with diagnosed arythmia concerns, the device can be a lifesaver. While fascinating and helpful, I for one would not count on KARDIA to take the place of a cardiologist. Still, for under $100, it is a useful tool that will make the user more aware of cardiovascular health and may even prompt the user to go see a cardiologist for the first time. Highly recommended for obese, sedentary, heavy drinking smokers, etc who need to be proactive about their health. KARDIA is a great place to start.
Yes. Kardia is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 24,671 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.8/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Kardia Is 26.4/100.
Yes. Kardia is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 24,671 Kardia User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Kardia Is 26.4/100.
Kardia works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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