Home Monitoring Function or Longer Battery Life
I had a Biotronik Edora 8 DR-T implated early this month and this PM model includes Home Monitoring function.
In the post surgery check up session, my doctor informed me that she didn't turn on the Home Monitoring function for me because she understood that I concerned about the battery life. Turn on the home monitoring function will shortern the battery life for a year at least. Also, in Hong Kong (where I live), it's easy to go into clinic for PM check up. So, I agreed to not turn this function on at that moment.
However, I have a second thoguht about this due to the coronavirus situation (it never ends! We had it under control for nearly 3 months and now seems the infection number is going up once again) and my "worrying to much" personality.
So, I'm wondering... home monitoring function vs longer battery life, which one will you choose? Is Home Monitoring founction that useful and important?