Withings recommends that you do not use BPM Core if you have a pacemaker, defibrillator, or other electrical implants. BPM Core is a connected device that releases radio frequency waves (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth). Although BPM Core passes safety standards, there is still a small risk that these electromagnetic emissions will disrupt the proper functioning of the implantable device.
Indeed, the American Heart Association (AHA) considers that connected objects present limited risks for the functioning of a pacemaker but recommends trying to keep all motors and antennas at least 15 cm away from the pacemaker or ICD. This precaution is not compatible with a blood pressure monitor worn on the arm. In addition, the BPM Core emits a small electrical current into your body to record your electrocardiogram (ECG). Like any electrocardiograph, the BPM Core is a medical device that must meet safety standards that minimize the risk of an electrical stimulation device. Nevertheless, the AHA recommends that wearers of an implantable device discuss the possible risks of an ECG with their physician before use.