questions about the medtronic monitoring app
Pacemaker implanted this April 7. Medtronic tech called me Friday April 23 and wanted me to get this app from Apple for my iPhone or iPad for communication with Medtronic and the cardiologists. I don't have an Apple ID and so have to wait for Apple to give me a log in to proceed. So I went to the App store and read some reviews of this heartcare app. Really scary. Around half the reviews were quite negative and most had the same range of complaints... serious connectivity problems... from difficult to impossible to either connect or stay connected or having the app lock one out of the phone or pad. Most of the negatives cited those issues. The other set of issues I found alarming are that this technology withholds data from the patient and the company tells those who ask that that policy is pushed hard by the doctors...
I was initially told that Medtronic was going to send me a device in the mail that I would plug into my broadband connection and keep by my bed that would do the monitoring and reporting. While I'm not happy about leaving any emf emitting device near me, that would still be my preference by far to having to leave the phone on all the time and risk the problems I saw so many of in the app reviews.