Cardiogram Launches Family Mode and Share with Doctor, Compatible with Apple Watch, Garmin, and WearOS by Google
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Today, Cardiogram (https://cardiogr.am) is launching Family Mode and Share with Doctor as part of a new Cardiogram Premium service. Family Mode lets anybody with an iPhone or Android remotely monitor a loved one's wearable data, including heart rate, step counts, sleeping patterns, workouts, diagnostic tests, habits, and more. Share with Doctor lets patients request a PDF printout of their past Cardiogram data to bring to their next physician appointment.
"Many Cardiogram users have told us they bought a wearable for their aging parent to help them track their health," said Johnson Hsieh, co-founder of Cardiogram. In the words of one user, "I have installed Apple Watch and Cardiogram for my mother. Thanks to that, we saved her life. But now I would like to know if I can check her metrics remotely."
These individual stories reflect a broader trend—that wearables are no longer just for the worried well. The average Cardiogram user is 41 years old, and more likely than the general US population to manage a chronic condition like sleep apnea, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, or diabetes. Insurers like United Healthcare and Aetna have both announced programs to subsidize the cost of wearables for their members, and Cardiogram itself recently announced a partnership with insurers Greenhouse and Amica. According to a report from eMarketer, 1 in 5 adults in the US own a wearable and the fastest-growing group of wearable owners are those aged 55-and-above.
Both Family Mode and Share with Doctor will be available within the Cardiogram app as part of a new Premium tab. The first month of Cardiogram Premium is free; after the free trial, it costs $14.99 per month, $69.00 ($11.67/mo) for six months, or $99.99 ($8.33/mo) for a year. The Cardiogram app itself will remain a free download on both the Google Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cardiogram.v1) and Apple App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cardiogram/id1000017994?ls=1&mt=8). The app is compatible with Apple Watch (all versions), Garmin (including the Forerunner 225, Forerunner 235, vívoactive, vívosport, vívosmart, and the fēnix series), and WearOS by Google (including Fossil Gen 4, Mobvoi Ticwatch, Montblanc, LG Watch Sport, and more).
"A person's care team includes not only their doctor, but often a family member or loved one," said Kaiyu Hsu, Design Engineer, "But how do we get the right data from your wrist, to the entire care team? Cardiogram Family Mode and Share with Doctor help fill this gap." Additional information is available on at the Cardiogram blog: https://blog.cardiogr.am/introducing-cardiogram-family-mode-and-share-with-doctor-897a7b962103
Cardiogram was founded in 2016 by ex-Google tech leads Johnson Hsieh and Brandon Ballinger. In multiple studies with UC San Francisco's Cardiology department, Cardiogram has shown accurate detection of multiple health conditions, including sleep apnea, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes, using the heart rate sensor wearables (https://cardiogr.am/research). More than 1 million people have downloaded Cardiogram, and more than 70% of monthly active users open Cardiogram on a daily basis, an engagement ratio higher than Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Cardiogram is backed by investors including the Andreessen-Horowitz Bio Fund, the founders of Color Genomics, Rock Health, and Gusto, Homebrew, Health Catalyst Capital, and more.