As many of you will know by now, 3 are the main symptoms of the Chinese coronavirus , the dreaded Covid-19: shortness of breath, cough and fever. Today there are many wearable devices that could help us detect some of these symptoms thanks to heart rate readers. And this is what the developer of the Notify & Fitness for Mi Band app proposes for the Xiaomi bracelet .
Notify & Fitness for Mi Band is probably one of the best apps compatible with Xiaomi’s Mi Band . It has specialized in improving the notifications of the different versions of the bracelet to the point of allowing, among other things, consulting emojis on the device. Now, in addition to expanding the capabilities of “wearable” devices, the latest version of the 9.0.6 application that has just appeared on the Play Store adds Covid-19 support for the Mi Band 3 and Mi Band 4.
Detecting the Coronavirus with the Xiaomi App
As soon as you download and update the app, you will find a notice inside that encourages you to work with the Covid-19 tool. How does it work? The app uses the heart rate sensor to try to detect any sign of fever so that it alerts you without the need to constantly check the temperature with the thermometer manually.
If a higher daily heart rate is found, this means you probably have a fever. Having a fever does not mean that you have even been infected with the Coronavirus, but as it is one of the main symptoms of the disease, it does not hurt to act accordingly after the alert issued by the Xiaomi Mi Band 4.
For the monitoring to be effective, it is appropriate that the recording of the heart rate be carried out for a few days. Obviously you can receive incorrect alerts depending on how well or badly this data is tracked but it is not one of the components that most often fails in the bracelet.
What does heart rate have to do with fever?
The statement issued by the developer of the app indicates that if the heart rate increases around 8 beats per minute in each degree of temperature, it is a clue that we may have become ill and have a fever. If this sequence increases with rest, without practicing any type of exercise, it would be an unequivocal sign that we have a fever. From here, nothing better than checking it with the thermometer and, in case the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 or 3 are right, contact our health center.