Fitbit offers heart monitoring tool through new partnership with FibriCheck

Fitbit users can now check and share their heart and blood flow data with their doctor thanks to a new partnership with a heart monitoring app. Belgium based FibriCheck allows users to monitor heart rhythm abnormalities including atrial fibrillation – a common condition that causes an irregular heart rate. It is the first CE-marked app to be available on Fitbit smartwatches in the EU. The new partnership allows people to monitor these conditions directly from their Fitbit using sensors and light-based technology that measures the rate of blood flow through their wrist within 60 seconds.The measurements can then be viewed directly on the device’s screen and shared with medical professionals through FibriCheck’s web interface. Conditions like atrial fibrillation, a common cause of stroke, are often hard to diagnose due to irregularities in the heart’s electrical impulses. Common tests rely on these irregularities occurring during the test, but wearable technologies offer the chance to continuously monitor and record heart rhythms, leading to a faster diagnosis.

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