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What is Pressure?

Updated: Jan 26

There is a significant correlation between pressure and heart rate variability. [1][2]

Pressure affects physical health, and continuing exposure to high stress may increase the risk of chronic diseases.[3]

The Pressure monitoring algorithm evaluates the perceived stress by analyzing factors such as heart rate variability. The high value of Pressure indicates a higher stress level and likewise the low values.

In the case of drinking, getting sick, lacking sleep, etc., the Pressure may be higher than normal. Exercise may affect the measurement of pressure.

📌 Note

The Pressure calculation needs more bio-data. Therefore, it takes a bit longer to have the result (generally more than 1 minute).


1. Berntson, Gary & Cacioppo, John. (2007). Heart Rate Variability: Stress and Psychiatric Conditions. 10.1002/9780470987483.ch7. ↩ 2. Low, Adrian & McCraty, Rollin. (2018). Effects of Workplace Stress on Hong Kong Employees’ Heart Rate Variability. 10.13140/RG.2.2.28029.41442. ↩ 3. Rauber, Martin & Bilban, Marjan & Starc, Radovan. (2015). Occupational stress and heart rate variability. Zdravniski Vestnik. 84. 47-58.

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