Huami Smartwatches Are Saving Lives with Satellite Communication Technology

Smartwatches might be able to save your life now, seeing as Huami Technology’s first satellite, “Huami Star,” was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China on Dec. 7.

As the first trial of connecting wearable devices to satellite communications, the new technology aims at advancing vital signs monitoring and to explore health cloud services based on satellite communications.

Amazfit smartwatches can be used to save lives through automatic reporting in cases of emergency or serious health issues. Abnormalities in vital signs will be uploaded to the satellite and then immediately sent to a medical team with the exact location and status of the person in danger.

Huami Technology, the leader in the wearable industry, has always insisted on finding innovative ways to meet the needs of its users. The new Amazfit Health Band 1S is equipped with a new heart rate sensor and upgraded ECG monitor for higher precision.

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Huami’s self-developed smart wearable AI chip, Huangshan-1, can support more efficient health monitoring, and provide the medical industry with cloud services to streamline medical processes.

“This chip allows Huami to deliver heart rate monitoring, and check for a number of cardiovascular complaints,” said Huami Chairman and CEO Wang Huang. “It draws on cloud-based AI to screen for diseases on something as small as a wristband or a watch. Even when you are not online, it updates your health stats,” he added.

The Amazfit smartwatch series has registered in more than 40 countries and regions, including the United States, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Singapore. In the third quarter of 2018, Huami Technology’s single-quarter revenue exceeded 1 billion Chinese yuan ($145 million) for the first time, and shipments reached 18.3 million units in the first nine months of this year.

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