ECG Recorder review – A wearable heart monitor with real-time tracking
REVIEW – As a younger-ish adult being told you have a heart condition is pretty scary. I was diagnosed with tachycardia during a routine check-up. This means my heart randomly races for no apparent reason. I am also asymptomatic so I don’t even notice when it occurs.
Monitoring my heart rate accurately became very important to me. I needed something more sophisticated than my smartwatch could provide which is how I found the ECG Recorder. It allows me to monitor my heart 24/7 without interfering with my day-to-day activities and it’s discrete enough that no one around me notices it. It also allows me to download all of the data from the device and get it analyzed through AI so I can keep tabs on how my heart is doing. If something seems off, I can then send the data to my doctor to look over it more in-depth. For me, it’s a great way to monitor my heart condition without constant doctor’s appointments and large machines.
What is it?
The 24-Hour ECG Recorder is a wearable heart monitor coupled with software that uses AI to analyze the data and provides feedback on any heart conditions.
ECG • Heart Health • ecg test • ekg • ecg leads • cardiography • cardiac problems • cardiac attack • vital signs • high blood pressure • heart disease
What’s in the box?
- 24-Hour ECG Recorder
- Power/data cable
- USB drive with analysis software, AI-ECG Analysis System
- 10 disposable electrodes
- Chest strap
Power and data clip
- EC Directive:
- MMD – 93/42/EEC
- R&TTE – 2014/53/EU
- ROHS 2.0 – 2011/65/EU
- Degree protection against electrical shock: Type BF
- Temperature: 5° – 45°C
- Relative humidity: 10% – 95%
- Atmospheric pressure: 700 – 1060hPa
- Degree of dust & water resistance: IP22
- Drop test: 1m
- Battery: 3.7Vdc, 90mAh, 72 hour run time, 2 hour charge time
- Charging voltage: 4.5 – 5.5v DC
- Lead type: Single-lead ECG
- Lead: Lead II
- Input impendence: ≥10MΩ, 10Hz
- Linearity and dynamic range: 10mV (peak-to-valley)
- Common mode rejection: ≥ 60dB
- Frequency response: 0.67 – 40Hz
- Gain error: max ±10%
- Size: 100 x 23 x 8.3 mm
- Weight: < 35g
- Life: 5 years
- ECG Browser:
- CPU: P4 1.7Ghz or above
- Memory: 1GB or above
- Storage: free disk space greater than 200MB
- Operating system: Windows 7 or Windows 10
Design and Features
ECG disposable electrodes
Since this isn’t that kind of site, I did not take any pictures of me wearing the device but it is simple to use. The chest strap is cinched snug around your chest right where your sternum ends. It doesn’t need to be super tight but it can’t slip down either. I found adjusting it took a bit of trial and error but once I got it set it was very comfortable to wear and I barely even noticed it. I was even able to sleep with the chest band on and it didn’t shift or slide down.
The electrode stickers are a little more difficult to use at first but require less fiddling throughout the day. The right electrode is placed a few inches under where your collarbone meets your neck while the left electrode is placed at a 45° angle downwards towards your armpit. I found it easiest to place the right electrode first then snap on the monitor and the second electrode with the back peeled slightly off so I could get it correctly aligned.
Once the method of wearing is situated, snap on the monitor with the “R” on the right side of your body. The device will vibrate to let you know you’ve attached it correctly and it will start to blink in sync with your heart rate. The monitor can store up to 30 hours of data before it starts overwriting the oldest information so it is recommended to download the data daily to prevent any data from being erased.
What I like
- Ease of use
- Comfortable to wear
What I’d change
- Product Q+A