More famous for his smart watch and GPS navigators, Garmin is pushing a new frontier in health monitoring with its first smart blood pressure monitor: the Index BPM.

The first thing you’ll notice is that BPM index (opens in a new tab) much bulkier than, say, a smartwatch. The likely reason for its size is that the device can fit around your bicep and give an accurate reading. While there is a smart watch that can measure blood pressure (opens in a new tab), those that do this with a cuff aren’t widely available, and those that use pulse transit time “require regular calibration with a regular home blood pressure monitor,” according to Garmin. Additionally, Garmin notes, these devices typically can’t “track systolic and diastolic blood pressure,” while the Index BPM can.

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