Frequently asked questions
1. Is ANSWatchMini a medical device?
Yes (for most countries or regions). ANSWatch wrist monitors are designed to meet medical device's requirements (ISO 13485, GMP, EN60601 for electrica lsafety and EMI, etc.). ANSWatch is approved for CE, US FDA, and Taiwan FDA, due to its measurement accuracy and user safety. Regulations do vary in different countries or regions. Please be advised to check you local authorities before making a purchase.
2. What smart phones or tablets are compatible with ANSWatch-Mini?
ANSWatch-Mini is compatible with most iOS and Android smart phones and tablets that are purchased in 2016 or later.
3. Is ANSWatch-Mini compatible with Windows or Mac OS?
4. How to download the app for ANSWatch-Mini?
Go to App Store (for iOS devices) or Google Play (for Android devices), search for /answatch/
5. How can I backup test data?
6. How to show test data on the phone /tablet to my physicians?
To protect the medical data from being misused, great efforts were made during the developemnt phase to ensure data privacy.
7. Why ANWatch-Mini measures the body temperature?
ANSWatch-Mini measures the wrist temperature with high accuracy. This temperature reading is utilized by the user or clinicians to determine whether or not the test data change is attributed to body temperature change. An example of such situation is body fever caused by comon cold.. Another example is a subject staying in a very cold room during winter times.
8. Do you offer personal health consultation services?
Not at this time. However, programs (free and premium) are being developed for personal health consultation. Consultation work will include: (1) review and confirmation of test operation and data accuracy (2) general review and ranking of test data (3) Type of irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia types) analysis (4) Degree of dysautonomia (imbalance or loss of the autonomic nervous system function) (5) Prescription drug effects (6) Trend analysis (7) Warning message.
9. To run ANSWatch-Mini app, do I need to open Location
For most Android OS devices (phone and tablets), the Locatiion
10. Why is it important to monitor irregular heartbeats?
Two major concerns for irregular heartbeats / cardiac arrhythmia (IRRHB): the type of IRRHB and the frequeny of IRRHB. The most commonly observed IRRHB is Ventricular Premature Contraction (VPC or PVC). The most dangerous type of arrhythmia is atrial or ventricular fibfillation (AF or VF), which is life-threatening. There are other types, such as a missing heartbeat, strong-weak pulse alternans, etc. Frequent monitoring is a sure way to check the status of IRRHB and confirm the efficacy of treatment
11. Why I need to monitor my HRV?
Parameters of heart rate variability (HRV) are highly related to the current status of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). ANS is consisted of two major branches: the sympathetic and the parasympathetic. ANS's main functions are to maintain the body in a stable state (homeostasis) while supoorting body activities through modulating body organs. For instance, if we go to exercise, the body activates the sympathetic nerve to increase heart rate and heart pumping. On the other hand, when we go to sleep, the body activates the parasympathetic nerve to lower heart rate and heart pumping. When our body enters a stressful, defensive, or para-healthy state, ANS adjusts the body organs to deal with these internal/external challenges. For instance:
12. For monitoring irregular heartbeats, is ANSWatch more convenient or accurate than ECG?
ANSWatch is as accurate as a professional 3-lead ECG for monitoring irregular heartbeats (IRRHB). However, in ECG testing, patietns are required to be connected with three electicl pads. For ANSWatch-Mini (or ANSWatch-Full-Size) testing, a patient just wears the Mini on the left wrist (sitting or lying) and press the test button on the phone screen. You ca ndo it at home , in the office, or on the plane. Very convenient. Since the test data is stored, ranked (by AI) and plotted on the phone screen, it is very convinient to show that to our doctors.
13. Since your patient consultation service is not opened yet, can a user ask a test-related question online?
Yes. Please go to /Contact/ and use the question form there to pose your question. Leave your e-mail address. We promise to respond within 48 hours (max. 10 questions per user). Referring to Question #8 regarding our future patient consultation service, we have a consulting team comprised of certified physiciiants and porfessionals who will guide users for personal health imporvemnt based upon our immense proprietary clinical database obtained from ANSWatch tests.
14. Do your apps support other languages than English?
Yes. In addition to English, both Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese are suported. Users can go to TOOLS to choose the preferred language.