Can't save without paying 1/5
I can understand not being able to get the recordings analyzed without paying, but not being able to save them is just a scam. And I tried to get a recording in a quiet room at least 10 times, and only one was not "unrecognizable".
Persistent AFib 5/5
I live with persistent AFib and having this device really helps me 1-feel more in control and 2-understand better what is happening in my body when I feel a bit off. I know how slow or fast my heart is beating while having a visual of the abnormal rhythm. My cardiologist loves the monthly printout of my ekgs that Kardia sends me. Really a helpful and amazing device for immediate understanding of my heart.
KARDIA MOBILE 4/5
Just an FYI..
You will be asked to a) create an account with KARDIA b) do a first time EKG recording and c) wait for doctor elsewhere to check your trace BEFORE you can use it further, for a likely delay of 24hrs. This is enough to cause spike in your BP and not something they tell up you front regardless of any laws they say exist. Another thing to watch for is the Kardia app comes in 2 versions Mobile and Pro which us mere mortals are allowed to use. Downloading the Pro will not do you good as you have get registered and approved to use it.
You would think that these processes would have been more streamlined... AND many iPad users do landscape which app will not do. The world is 16.9 at least - get with the program!!
If I don't get access to my TWO devices in this 24 hour period I will send both back in disgust as I will have spent $200 on something that is not under my control... !!!
Electromagnetic Interference 4/5
Easy to have Electromagnetic Interference, need to find several locations to have a measurement.
AFIB, yes, and A flutter too. 5/5
Am dealing with Atrial Fibrillation, and I use this to track what my heart is dealing with. Also dealing with Atrial Flutter, sending the results to my Electrophysiologist. They have me planned for an ablation in a couple of months... this is not a replacement for a 12 lead ECG, but can help with tracking what you are feeling.
I’m dealing with AFib. My normal heart rate and BP is low, creating problems for preventative treatment with medication so My EP Cardiologist recommended the “pill in the pocket” approach. But in addition to the AFib I also have PVCs that are benign but cause similar symptoms. Now I use the Kardia App and I know without a doubt when I need my medications. Such a stress relief to be sure! Makes it much easier and safer to manage the AFib!
Life saver 5/5
I have asymptotic atrial flutter and kardia has 3x detected it. I’ve been able to avoid an emergency and just send the results to my cardiologist. I’m looking forward to having a cardia band when it is available in the USA.
Constantly crashing 2/5
This app used to be fantastic but now is practically unusable due to it constantly crashing. I’m lucky if I can get it to record for more than 10-15 seconds without it shutting down, and certainly not long enough for it to analyze or save any ECGs. I thought this problem would be addressed relatively quickly but it has been going on for months now. Very frustrating, especially when it previously worked so well and reliably. I wish I could give it 5 stars because prior to this issue it was a really great tool.
Great app! The real deal! AF clients need this! 5/5
Use every day and night, AF people need this app!
Too many parameters 1/5
Cute but rarely diagnostic .
I have worn a 4 week monitor and no Afib was detected. Electrophysiologist stated that I did not need any intervention. Almost everytime I have checked it on this device it states possible Afib and the ecg looks erratic . All I have felt is occasional skipped heartbeats and my pulse when I check it manually is in the 60s. Am I doing something wrong with the monitor?
A True Personal Health Tool 5/5
By Crack a Book
I was having heart palpitations and brief rapid heart rate episodes lasting any where from minutes to hours. I went through the regular cardiac tests..... stress test, blood work, EKG, echo, and 48 hour mobile heart monitoring. The palpitations and rapid heart rate did not surface during these test. How discouraging, because my symptoms were real but not solid proof. My cardiologist was concerned but not convinced there could be a problem. I mean after all doctors work with concrete facts.
I remembered I had a Kardia, AliveCor Mobile EKG which I had purchased a year or so before these symptoms to help with my mother's heart tracking.
I started monitoring my palpitations with the view to sharing the results with my doc. I also used the device when I started to have longer rapid heart rate episodes which were sporadic and usually occurred when the Doc's office was closed. (Who can run to the doctor at a moments notice and get in? Not me) Bingo! Proof that my symptoms were real. I printed out the EKG records I had taken with my Kardia, faxed them to my cardiologist, and received a call the same day with the diagnosis of Afib. I truly believe a correct diagnosis came about faster, without a possible emergency room visit, and in the comfort/safely at home only because of this fabulous device and easy to use app. For under a hundred dollars it's the BEST investment in my and my family's health I have made.
Mostly worthless 2/5
If you’ve been diagnosed with chronic a fib, the device is pretty useless. And the app keeps NO history unless you pay $10 a month for the “premium” service. If you don’t, the app becomes nagware, pushing you off “basic” which is a single reading that can be emailed or submitted for paid analysis. Save your money. There are probably better options out there.
Very good works every time my doctor appreciates the EKG reports I send frequently
By Butt face Jake
Great tool for me to monitor my Afib. Gives me confidence on my condition and can email my doctor if it gets out of rhythm. He loves it too and can advise me without having to go see him.
Excellent Product 2/5
Paid over $100.00 for the device and it’s useless unless you pay over $100.00 annually for their subscription. I am telling you this as a medical professional of 27 years.
One small problem AliveCor 3/5
I really like the app, it helps me to track my health issues. But there are two small issues that need to be addressed.
1. The end user needs to be able to erase erroneous weight and/or bp measurements.
2. The end user needs to be able to add medicines not already built in to the app.
Do these two things and I will happily raise my rating to 5 stars
Since this product first come onto the market I’ve been on board. This equipment has taught me when and how long my afib appears. Now I can sense when this comes on and plan accordingly, I am new with afib for about 5 months now and have been cardio verted 3 separate times. I am scheduled for a catheter ablation in 10 days from now. Crossing my fingers this procedure works. If this doesn’t I am comforted that I have a tool that can measure what state my heart is in. Thanks to the inventor of Kardia mobile I have a accurate tool that has not failed me yet...
$9.99 monthly fee to save recorded EKG 3/5
App & Alivecor device work well together Cannot have your phone charger connected at the same time you take an EKG reading Charging causes electrical interference with the device What disturbed me personally is that EKG readings cannot be saved on my phone unless I subscribe to Alivecor’s Premium service for $9.99/month And evidently I cannot email my readings to my cardiologist from the app without the premium subscription
Sometimes too sensitive. 5/5
It works great but if your stomach growls, you fart, or move the least bit it will give you an atrial fib result. Turn tv volume down too as it also seems to affect the results.
Otherwise it's the best!
Unbelievable app and sensor! 5/5
My wife had her second Mitral valve replacement. Her BP is between 125-110/60-40 and her HR ranged between 35 and 65. She has occasional PVCs and AFibs. She still has a mild leak of her aortic valve, a leak around her Mitral peri annular ring and a moderate leak of her tricuspid valve. Taking Amiodarone, Metropolol and Warfarin we need to be alert for a variety of potential heart problems.
I am able to take Lead I, II and III (pericardial) measurements. The green bars on the upper left side of the record option tells you how good your fingers or skin is making contact. Sometimes a little spit reduces contact resistance. I was a runner and for years my resting HR was 55 and even at 74 my BP is 120/80. That is until a month ago. I woke up with a funny feeling in my chest, one I had never felt before. My ALiveCore showed a heart rate of 95 with AFibs. By noon the HR was 144 and the EKG was showing atrial flutter. Now I am taking Metropolol and Warfarin. This device is worth its weight in Gold.
Edit. An update 22 hrs ago (9/18/17) disconnected two years of EKGs (52Mb)
But, other than that the update is working great!
2nd Edit: following advice of support I rebooted my phone and the two years of data came back.
The only problem I have now is the inability to change my email address, making it impossible to get email returns of requested EKG analyses that I’ve paid for.
This is likely a valuable tool but don’t buy it till you are ready to see a Cardiologist. You are not able to get reports till you have a Cardiologist review the first one. I am waiting three weeks for my appointment and can’t use the device. This was not clear when I purchased.
Kardia Review 5/5
By ESIV EKIM
Kardia was recommended to me by my cardiologist and I am so happy I took his advise. I have been having some arrhythmias, which were very scary sometimes & was unable to capture them, but with Kardia I can instantly have an EKG & have it sent to my doctor or have it read by their cardiologist. It really took a weight off of me & my anxiety level is down & I interested in becoming healthier.
Bad poor signal 2/5
Very difficult to get better than a poor signal no matter what I try
App update removes historical data. 4/5
Product is excellent but Apple's greatest flaw is App updates. The latest update removed all my historical data going back 7 months.
Signed up and paid 2/5
By Nouni pat
I Signed up and paid but it still won't give me an interpretation without wanting to charge me again. Can't even get a clinical interpretation.
Dr Kevin Kennedy 5/5
This works great! Fits in my wallet . Documents when I go into Atrial Fib
I am a doctor and dont need device locked on initial setup 1/5
I dont know what regulations prohibit someone from seeing their own ekg while it is being analyzed. It is sheer ridiculousness. Both things can happen at same time.
The new upgrade eliminates the feature I found very helpful. Now you cannot see your heart rate graph in landscape mode and now for only one week intervals - not for the last fourteen days as the previous version.
What was actually upgraded?
Poor Bluetooth signal. It's frustrating
Reporting multiple ECG's 5/5
ECG reading are 5 star. Ease of forwarding multiple ECG reports to cardiologist 1 star. I have trail premium service in place.
******Because I was on the trial premium initial period I thought I had access to all features...wrong. Once I signed up for premium there was a way of get a summary report to easily send to your cardiologist.
Thea Adcock 3/5
Very useful. Don't like that I have to pay to save my recordings now. Been using this for over a year and when I upgraded my phone and app I couldn't save unless I signed up to pay $9 a month. A little outrageous when I had been using it and freely printing and saving my recording for over a year
Great devise 5/5
By desert fox AZ
Got it to keep track of wife's afib. I check my own ekg daily along with oxygen consumption and blood pressure to be proactive. It is better to catch problems early.
By KY Jeanie A.
Helps me be proactive and able to more fully participate in my own healthcare. I like being aware.
Thank you for providing that awareness.
A Critical Part of Learning about my Heart 5/5
My esteemed Electro Cardiologist. Dr Mead, told me that I needed to get your "baby EKG". And, he was right!
I was confusing an extra beat, which would not be a concern, with AFib, which runs in the family, and would be a concern.
When I captured the extra beat as I was running the EKG this morning, and I could see it on the chart, I was excited, happy, and relieved!
What a GREAT invention. I even read about it in the Wall Street Journal, as one of those really great breakthroughs in health technology.
For $99, ANYONE can have it! It beats going to ER for an EKG!!
Love this thing! 5/5
Gives you peace of mind. Completely worth the money for the device and the yearly subscription. Saved me money with my doctor.
Great app and product but quit screwing with the colors and look and feel. It just makes a great app harder to find and use.
Peace of Mind 5/5
By Jr wings 27
Having been diagnosed with Rapid A-Fib, I wasn't aware of the triggers. This device and app helped me to learn what might trigger it and to avoid that. Under the watchful eye of my cardiologist and with this device, I have resumed an exercise program and everyday activities with greater confidence. I highly recommend this device and app.
Excellent App! 5/5
My heart had been pounding off and on monthly for over a decade. Every time I saw the doctor, "you're fine."
If it wasn't for Kardia, I would not have known I had proxsysmal atrial fibrillation.
I sent my doctor the ECG and his office called me to see him the next day. I've had Kardia for about 6 months and pay for the premium service for the saved history. Once I have the ablation and monitor myself for a while, I'll probably drop it. It a little spendy for my budget. But a great service.
I would like it if they're Insights page could be more dynamic and allow for more date adjustment options. Next update please
I'll still give AliveCor 5 stars!
Awesome New Look! 5/5
I have been a Kardia user for more than a year now. It's great to see folks at Kardia keep adding features and Integrations to their System. Something to note : Omron blood pressure monitor Integration. Good Job guys!
EKG reading 5/5
By Sue and Wayne Fagin
Easy to work with
Fairly accurate, however, interference easily disturbs reading. Need to be really still which isn't always possible when having an arrhythmia or tachycardia.
Love This App! 5/5
Have been diagnosed with paroxysmal a-fib. This is a perfect way to keep tabs on my heart health.
Update for IOS 11 needed 5/5
This is a great app. Powerful and reliable. I am only writing this review to make all aware that it crashes and will not run on the IOS 11 third public beta. Hopefully this will soon be corrected at one end or the other.
Very accurate. Recommended by my Cardiologist. Catches my Afib every time.
unreadable or unclassified 2/5
i rarely get a reading that is readable or classifiable. will try to return. $99 + $99 is a lotto pay for tech that almost works. great idea and pretty good gui. i wished this unit worked!!
Great app 4/5
I would have give it a 5 if it wouldn't more than not be stuck in vertical mode. It use to rotate fine.
From EKG side it works great and being able to email the recordings to my cardiologist is very helpful.
Peace of mind 5/5
By Flavia domitila
Wish I had this a few years ago. Gives me some peace of mind
Not w iPod mini 1/5
At least not mine. Somehow won't give me a good connection
I am so happy to have it! 5/5
I am happy to have it!