Fitbit watches now alert you to atrial fibrillation


With a new app, Fitbit Versa and Ionic smart watches will now be able to detect certain heart conditions, including atrial fibrillation.

Also known as atrial fibrillation, this is the most common abnormal heart rhythm. Moreover, a resident of Tours had been saved by his Apple Watch who had just spotted this disease in time.

An app for Fitbit watches to report atrial fibrillation

The new FibriCheck app allows access to medical monitoring data directly on a Fitbit watch. Turning under the Fitbit OS, it processes the measurements recorded by the sensor of PPG heart rate of the device. Previously, you needed a smartphone.

It only takes 60 seconds for the machine to make a diagnosis. The result is displayed in green if everything is normal. On the other hand, if this one is in red, it will be necessary to contact his doctor as soon as possible.

Of course, we always have the opportunity to view these measurements on your smartphone. Moreover, we can share with your doctor through the FibriCheck web interface. And as a proof of its seriousness, the application is the first of the Fitbit blind to display CE marking.

smart health connected accessories are turning to health

This is the first time that Fitbit offers a download-centric health app directly to its smart health connected watches. But professionals have already used the manufacturer's products in a medical setting.

In 2016, American doctors used a Fitbit Charge HR activity tracker to diagnose atrial fibrillation. Apart from the Fitbit, smartwatches like the Apple Watch or the Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 can also detect cardiac abnormalities.

After conquering the sport, the manufacturers of smart health connected watches and wristbands thus attack the medical sector.

For now, the app FibriCheck is only available in Ireland, in Belgium, to the Netherlands as well as UK. It is compatible with Versa 2, Versa Lite Edition, Versa and Ionic. If it is one day approved by the French health authorities, it will still be necessary to pay Monthly subscription to be able to use it. A regrettable decision.

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