Asus revitalised its smartwatch ambitions with the new VivoWatch BP at the Computex this year. The interesting thing about the VivoWatch BP is that it not only tracks the user’s heart rate but is also equipped with ECG and PPG sensors that enables to track blood pressure and give out the readings in about 15 seconds. We tried the watch briefly and while it could monitor the blood pressure quickly, we found the readings were off, which could be most likely due to unfinished software as well as other factors like the missing physical and basic information like age, weight, gender, etc. on the demo smartwatch.
Apart from tracking blood pressure, VivoWatch BP can do what other fitness watches can like track the number of steps, sleep, calories burnt and more. However, the device along with the app brings in something called the HealthAI that will provide users a personalised health advice based on their blood pressure reading and other factors to improve on the health.
Asus has also worked on VivoWatch BP’s battery life, which is one of the biggest pain points for any smartwatch these days. Asus claims VivoWatch BP will work for 28 days on a single charge.
There’s no information if VivoWatch BP will come to India but we hope it does.