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January 24, 2023 12:00 pm

Garmin adds FDA-cleared EKGs to its Venu 2 Plus smartwatch

Man sitting on bench looking at Garmin Venu 2 Plus on wrist with render of watch showing the feature in lower right-hand corner.
The Venu 2 Plus is getting an FDA-cleared EKG app. | Image: Garmin

While smartwatch makers like Apple and Samsung are delving into rugged fitness, Garmin is shoring up its advanced health features. Today, the company announced that it’s adding FDA-cleared EKGs to its Venu 2 Plus smartwatch.

The EKG app will allow Venu 2 Plus owners to record a 30-second electrocardiogram to screen for abnormal heart rhythms, which may be an indicator of atrial fibrillation. The results will be available immediately on the watch or can be viewed later in the Garmin Connect app. Venu 2 Plus owners will also be able to create historical EKG reports that can be shared with their doctor. To get the EKG feature, you’ll need to make sure the Venu 2 Plus and Garmin Connect app are updated to versions 10.06 and 4.56,...

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