Fitbit is launching a trial to see if its its newest smartwatch could use pulse arrival time to measure blood pressure. Other wearable companies have tried to add wrist-based blood pressure features to their devices, but so far, they have limited accuracy.
Taking the 10 minutes after a workout to log your progress is totally worth it and sets you up for continued successes.
Google announced it had closed its planned acquisition of Fitbit on Thursday, even thought the deal is still being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice.
After European regulators signed off on the deal, Australian regulators rejected a proposal by Google to assuage concerns about its proposed acquisition of Fitbit. They will continue their investigation of the merger through the end of March.
The virtual study, which included wearable data form more than 30,500 participants, found that changes in sleep, activity and heart rate levels, along with self-reported symptom data, could be used to identify potential cases of Covid-19.
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After sharing early data from a study of its wearables’ ability to detect Covid-19 early, Fitbit plans to launch a prospective study with Northwell Health to see if its algorithm can detect illness before symptoms appear.
Amazon has launched a fitness band, app and subscription service – called Halo – that promises to look after both your body and mind. The e-commerce giant’s entry into the health wearables market combines monitoring of physical data such as activity levels, sleep patterns and… Read More »Amazon enters health wearables market with Halo service
Fitbit’s new, $330 smartwatch has a slew of new features, including a wrist-based temperature sensor and a sensor to monitor stress.
Shots: In May’2020, Fitbit has launched its COVID-19 study to build an algorithm that detects COVID-19 before symptoms starts. The study has enrolled 1000+ positive patients across the US and Canada is now delivering its first, preliminary results 90 days later The study demonstrated that… Read More »Fitbit Report Results of its COVID-19 Study for Early Detection of Diseases
Regulators with the European Commission said they would launch a full investigation of Google’s proposed acquisition of Fitbit. The deal has drawn close scrutiny from regulators who worry about the amount of data Google would be able to access.
Google has reportedly pledged not to use Fitbit’s user data for its advertising business. With the deadline quickly approaching, is it enough that European regulators will approve the deal?