Fitbit has partnered with Cardiogram to bring a number of Cardiogram’s suite of health monitoring features to Fitbit users globally. The partnership is made with the goal of improving the care management, empower and save lives of the users, as the Fitbit fitness bands comes with heart rate monitors (HRM).Cardiogram, on the other hand, detects health problems of the users using the HRM’s data.
Fitbit is one of the well-known smart fitness bands and activity trackers out there in the market today with more than 27 million active users. And Cardiogram is like a digital health and fitness diary. It uses the heart rate and sleep data from the wearable devices and then displays it on the user’s smartphone. Cardiogram also provides the users with insights and tracking as well. And currently, there are more than a million users who use Cardiogram to track how their heart rate is affected by anything i.e. stress, workouts, sleep, or an episode of Game of Thrones.
Brandon Ballinger, co-founder and CEO of Cardiogram said, “A brand synonymous with health and fitness, compatibility with Fitbit has been one of our top user requests, and we’re very excited to launch this partnership. Fitbit wearables have remarkably consistent heart rate accuracy, enhanced sleep tracking, and extended battery life, all of which improve a user’s experience with Cardiogram as well.”
With the partnership between Fitbit and Cardiogram, the users can access Cardiogram’s health screening tools to their advantage. Cardiogram’s health screening tools have clinically been validated to detect signs of conditions like diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and atrial fibrillation using the heart rate data from the connected Fitbit devices. If the user is flagged at risk for the health condition then they are provided convenient confirmatory diagnostic testing. However, the newly-diagnosed users are guided to condition management programs.
The users of Fitbit fitness bands have the option to upgrade to Cardiogram Premium, it is a subscription service that enables sharing of live Cardiogram data, insights, and confirmatory test results with their friends or family. Moreover, the user can also easily export the data to share it with a physician.
Adam Pellegrini, general manager of Fitbit Health Solutions said about the partnership, “For the past decade, Fitbit has made simple and engaging health and wellness solutions accessible to millions of people, helping them make the behavior change that leads to better health outcomes. Building on our success in helping people reach their health goals, we continue to work to tackle some of the most common and costly conditions in healthcare. Partnering with Cardiogram to add a health condition screening tool further enhances our growing platform of technology-enabled solutions to help Fitbit users proactively manage their health.”
Cardiogram is compatible with any Fitbit devices with a heart rate sensor. It supports the Fitbit Charge family, Fitbit Versa family, Fitbit Inspire HR, Fitbit Ionic, and Fitbit Alta HR. The users of Fitbit can download the Cardiogram app for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
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