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ASUS Announces VivoWatch SP with Electricalgraphy and Photoplethysmography Sensors

ASUS has announced the VivoWatch SP, which is described as an intelligent wearable health tracker that sports a pair of electricalgraphy (ECG) and photoplethysmography (PPG) sensors.

The VivoWatch SP uses the ECG and PPG sensors to calculate pulse transit time and to measure heart rate, sleep and activity, and stress levels. Additionally, the ECG sensor is used to measure the sympathetic and parasympathetic response and to calculate a Vitality Index and Relax Index. ASUS describes the Vitality Index as a “score of resiliency to stress” and the Relax Index is a “score of the current relaxation of stress level”, and says that the ECH sensor can calculate them in a minute. The scores are then used to calculate a Body Harmony Index to inform wearers about the overall stress response of their body.

Other features of the VivoWatch SP include tracking health data, capturing exercise and activity data, proving de-stress level measurement based on heart-rate variability, and measurement of heart rate, sleep duration, and night movement. The device uses the ASUS HealthConnect app to present graphs on sleep quality after analyzing and compiling data into graphs and to provide period tracking.

Additionally, the smart watch offers a built-in Pulse O2 sensor for blood oxygen saturation measurement, aerobic heart-rate detection with visual and vibration notifications, a GPS sensor, and an altimeter. The VivoWatch SP also provides stand reminders and allows wearers to see how many steps they took and how many floors they climbed.

ASUS says that the VivoWatch SP has up to 14 days of battery life in normal operation and is water-resistant to a depth of 50 meters. Its design is compatible with standard quick-release watch bands, and there is a selection of watch face options for the smart watch.

The VivoWatch SP is now available at RM1,499 and comes with a two-year warranty.


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