Fitbit is a prominent name in health sector. It seems Fitbit health monitoring capabilities are getting better day by day. Fitbit has launched a Smartwatch on wrist that help people with diabetes to manage blood sugar. Fitbit and Dexcom Team up to Develop Smartwatch that Measures Diabetes.
Fitbit has collaborated with Dexom, a major medical device maker to add diabetes monitoring function on its device. The iconic smartwatch of Fitbit already has fitness tracking capability.
Fitbit and Dexcom Team up to Develop Smartwatch that Measures Diabetes
Dexcom’s data will be shared with Fitbit which will display glucose levels alongside steps, heart rate and other stats on the devices. For monitoring of glucose, the patient will have to connect one of Dexcom’s device to their Fitbit app. This technology will make the data radially available on the wrist.
After the announcement of this new diabetic feature in there smartwatch, Fitbit shares jumped up 13 percent immediately. While discussing the features, company revealed that the Ionic smartwatch will feature GPS, heart rate tracking and water resistance up to 50 meters.
The smartwatch also has Fitbit Pay, on-board music, multiple clock faces and a battery that will last more than four days. The Dexcom features will be launched in mid 2018.