[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Imagine a sleek iPhone case that can measure your blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature after just a few seconds of contact. Well, the device does exist but, unfortunately, it's not yet for sale. However, you can sign up for their email list to be one of the first consumers to purchase Kito! Of course, Kito does not replace the yearly check-ins with your physician, but it does offer you expert advice about your body in seconds. There are 4 sensors located in comfortable finger positions, as well as an attachable barometer. The application is extremely user-friendly, and can easily work for all members in your family, and even pair up with your up band or fitbit.[/vc_column_text][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c6QdNhy1Aw"][vc_text_separator title="What people are saying"][vc_column_text]TechCrunch reports that health monitoring will become increasingly important to smartphone-makers:
The next war among smartphone makers will most likely be around health measurement, and the Wello is an iPhone accessory that recognizes that and wants to capitalize early. It offers iPhone users a heart rate monitor on their device, just like Samsung has built into the Galaxy S5, but it also offers up a lot more besides, including sensors to measure your ECG, blood pressure, blood oxygen, temperature, and more.
Gizmodo praises the device:
Wello is perhaps the most sleek and sophisticated devices out there. It's so sleek that you would think it's just a regular case. It's sophisticated because it can do more than most other health monitors out there. You can even sync Wello with your Wi-Fi scale or fitness band to further track your health. Wello's app helps you spot irregularities and changes in your health as soon as they pop up, which might not be a great feature for a hypochondriac, but could also come in handy.
Engadget reports that the device is still seeking FDA approval, and that its tech will be available to Android users and case manufacturers in the future:
When the $199 device ships this fall (pending FDA approval) it will be available for the iPhone 4S, 5, and 5S in 35 countries. Android users can also use Wello, but as a standalone device rather than a case for their phone. All of the tech for Wello is contained in a removable card roughly the thickness of your average business card. Azio plans to make the card available for other manufacturers to include in cases, so you might ultimately see Wello come to a third-party Android case, or even a different iPhone case.
[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color="" align="" style="" border_width="" el_width="" fullwidth="" el_class=""][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_column_text]What do you think? Would you splurge on this bad boy for $299? Let us know in the comments bellow! And check back in next #techtuesday where we bring you the latest news in technology around the world![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]