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Biostrap review

Wearing a clinical-grade photoplethysmography (PPG) monitor for a month

Nov. 15, 2017 -

Most wearables (smartwatches, fitness trackers, etc.) use very basic sensors to capture heart rate. Their signal is binary: just counting beats. Biostrap is different, instead of just checking pulses, it captures a high-fidelity PPG waveform. These waveforms are the same kind that doctors use, making me wonder what I could learn from them!

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Heart rate variability (HRV) as measured and explained by Biostrap
Heart rate variability (HRV) as measured and explained by Biostrap
Biostrap on the wrist - now you see me...
Biostrap on the wrist - now you see me...
Charging Biostrap is easy - Battery lasts up to 5 days
Charging Biostrap is easy - Battery lasts up to 5 days
Unboxing Biostrap: it comes well packed in a nice box.
Unboxing Biostrap: it comes well packed in a nice box.
The box contains three straps, charging cable, charger and two sensors
The box contains three straps, charging cable, charger and two sensors
Biostrap sensors size compared to an Apple AirPod
Biostrap sensors size compared to an Apple AirPod

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