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KardiaMobile 6L Review :Best ECG Monitor?

What is an ECG Monitor ?

An EKG Monitor is a device that monitors your Heart Rate and shows a simple graphical output that is known as Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG).

Why are ECG Monitors used?

They are used to check your heart's condition and check whether there are any complication that can occur to your heart or your heart is beating slow or fast (abnormal) and these are all checked using an EKG monitor.

One of the best ECG Monitor that is widely used now is KardiaMobile 6L and we have discussed its features in this post.

What is KardiaMobile 6L ?

This is a type of EKG Monitor which is also used to monitor your heart level and it has many features that will be discussed in this post.

KardiaMobile is a small EKG monitor which you can carry in your pocket and you can measure your heart condition.

There are 3 electrodes in this device:

  • One at the right side where you place your right thumb

  • One at the left side where you place your left thumb

  • The last one at the bottom and when you place the ECG monitor on your knee or ankle this electrode starts the reading.

There are 6 different axes where it captures the reading (I, II, III, aVR, aVL, aVF).

Is AliveCor KardiaMobile Accurate

The Clinic takes 12-Lead ECG monitor reading and they are considered to be more accurate compared to 6L and 2L,1L but according to a study they suggest that 6L can be used too. Reference:( Journal )

KardiaMobile has been approved by U.S FDA and you can read KardiaMobile Approval

Also recommended by many doctors as the ECG monitor allows to share your results with the doctor and this helps them to get a better understanding of your condition.

What can KardiaMobile 6L detect:

  • They can detect Atrial Fibrillation

  • They can detect Bradycardia (Slow heart rate)

  • They can detect Tachycardia (Fast heart rate)

  • They can detect Normal Sinus Rhythm (Normal heart rate or healthy heart)

  • Sinus Rhythm with Supraventricular Ectopy, Premature Ventricular Contractions and Wide QRS.

Modes of Operation:

KardiaMobile contains 3 Modes of EKG :

  • Standard Mode: Use this mode when you are taking the reading anytime.

  • Resting Heart Mode: Readings that are taken during resting heart or in the Morning after you wake up. Or take the reading when you feel the most rested.

  • Guest Mode: This mode is used to Monitor the ECG of your friend or family member and does not interrupt with all your previous readings.

When you are taking the measurement then speak out your symptoms or what you feel into the smartphone and it will be record your voice and save it with the readings and this is very helpful for you and your doctor to analyse your results well.

How to use KardiaMobile 6L ECG Monitor?

  1. First Open the Kardia App.

  2. Connect your Smartphone and the ECG monitor using bluetooth.

  3. Keep all electronic devices away from the ECG device as it may interrupt the readings.

  4. Now, you have to place your thumb over the left and right side of the device.

  5. Then Touch the bottom of the device to your Knee, Ankle or thigh of the Left leg.

  6. It should be able to touch the bare skin and not the cloths and the area should not have many hair or very dry.

  7. Wait for 30 seconds and observe your report.

Battery life of KardiaMobile

The device is not rechargeable but includes the usage of 3V batteries and it can last for more than 20000 measurements.

How to charge KardiaMobile 6L ECG Monitor: Replace the batteries when they are all used up.

Where to Buy KardiaMobile:

You can buy through the official website of AliveCor or through Amazon

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KardiaMobile vs KardiaMobile 6L:

KardiaMobile is one lead ECG Monitor that does the same work but KardiaMobile is 6 Lead ECG Monitor and is considered to get results in more depth and accuracy.

Does KardiaMobile require Monthly subscription?

Subscription are optional and there are two Subscription Plans: Monthly :$9.99 and Yearly: $99.99.

Who should not use KardiaMobile ECG Monitor?

  • If your skin is irritated or inflamed around the sensor then don't use it.

  • If you have a pacemaker, ICDs or any implanted electronic device.


Q. Can KardiaMobile be used with a pacemaker?

A. No, they cannot be used with pacemaker

Q. Can KardiaMobile detect atrial flutter?

A. Yes,they can detect atrial flutter

Q. Can KardiaMobile detect heart attack?

A.KardiaMobile cannot detect Heart attack

Q. Can it be used for more than one person?

A. Yes, Guest mode can be selected through the Kardia App to use the ECG monitor for other people.

Q.Is KardiaMobile FDA approved?

A. Yes

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