Say Hello to HELO
The HELO smart wrist band is a sleek, revolutionary, health tracker. It is the first wearable device to provide real time health monitoring, 24/7. HELO , or Health & Lifestyle Oracle, monitors heart rate, steps taken, calories burned, distance covered and sleep quality, but HELO takes health monitoring to new heights by offering some exciting new features:
- ECG/EKG – the electrical activity of your heart
- Blood Pressure
- Mood Sensor
- Fatigue Sensor
- Remote monitoring of other people’s vital signs
- Provides emergency SOS GPS location for everyone in your family
- A Panic button, with GPS location coordinates
There are other claims made by the manufacturer of HELO, namely that the minerals in the band balance the positive ions emitted by devices such as computers, televisions and smart phones, with negative ions. The re-balancing of ions, is purported to counter the health effects of exposure to electro-magnetic fields (EMFs). The World Health Organization has concluded that “current evidence does not confirm the existence of any health consequences from exposure to low level electromagnetic fields.”
The price point for the HELO is quite high for a wearable tracker at $300, and it neither offers fitness tracking nor is it waterproof. If, however, you want to track your vital signs or monitor the health of a family member, this might be technology that you can use.
CAVEAT: I haven’t been able to find anyone who has actually used a HELO, so all of the commentary is based on information available on the web. If you are not a technological adventurer, I recommend a tried and true product made by FitBit, Apple or Garmin.