activity tracker

Have a pacemaker, and thinking of getting a activity tracker. Any one have      any interference using tracker?


2 Comments

No interference

by AgentX86 - 2020-05-28 12:23:05

No, a smart watch or whatever, won't interfere with your pacemaker. None of these sorts of devices (WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.) will cause a pacemaker any grief.  Watches use Bluetooth-LowEnergy, which is safer than even Bluetooth, even.

 

heart rate

by dwelch - 2020-05-29 22:15:35

The tracker wont affect your pacemaker but your pacemaker might affect your tracker. 

If you have one that tries to show you your heart rate, with a pacer some dont work right. So dont get worried if it says your heart rate is messed up, take your pulse manually for a full minute no shortcuts to confirm it is the tracker/monitor and not you and your pacer.

I dont mean to say it will harm the tracker, it is just that some watches and other items that have a heart rate monitor may not be able to detect our heart rates with the pacer doing its thing, so that feature may not work.  As far as tracking motion and/or vibration, we dont affect it it doesnt affect us in any way.

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