The FDA has approved a Fitbit watch for measuring heart rate

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) has approved a technology called atrial fibrillation-detection technology. It measures heart rate. 

Under the new technology, Fitbit notes the heartbeat and its fluctuations several times a day with intervals and in case of a dangerous condition, checks to see if the heart condition is being affected. This condition is called arterial fibrillation. On the one hand, this condition can lead to paralysis and on the other hand, it can lead to death.

With the Fitbit software, patients themselves can know their condition, otherwise it is possible for the device to stay in the background and note the condition and heartbeat.

Fitbit introduced this feature in 2020. When it was tested on several people, it identified several cases of irregular heartbeat with 98% accuracy and it was possible to save the lives of these patients. Then there’s the Apple Watch. Since then, Apple has repeatedly approached the FDA for its watch. Two months ago, Apple again asked the FDA to approve its general use in light of the new evidence.

Although Fitbit devices are still less effective than conventional devices, they can be used to refer patients to the hospital for immediate medical attention by identifying dangerous symptoms. Experts believe that wearing a Fitbit can help heart patients detect atrial fibrillation immediately. In this way the condition of the heart can be constantly monitored.

Fitbit has announced that it will be the first company to release this kind of watch to the American public after approval.

Fitbit is a Google-owned wearable brand.

Google is launching a Smart Watch with 32GB storage.


 Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic 

 The Galaxy Watch 4 from Samsung is currently the most attractive smartwatch with the Android operating system.  But that could change soon.  The Google Pixel Watch has been spotted at a US provider and reveals exciting details about the equipment there.  Samsung needs to wrap up warm.

 Google Pixel Watch: Smartwatch with lots of memory

 Google hasn’t officially confirmed the existence of its own Wear OS 3.0 smartwatch, but it’s already surfaced in the US under the codename “rohan”.  So Google is preparing the market launch in the background. 

The provider also published some information.  The internal memory is said to be 32 GB (source: Android Police).  That would be twice as much as with the Galaxy Watch 4 (for testing) and four times as much as with other Android smartwatches, which usually only have 8 GB.

 The Google Pixel Watch will be available in grey, black and gold.  Since it appeared at a provider, an LTE modem is also installed.  The Google Pixel Watch can also work completely independently of a smartphone.  This is where it gets interesting again, because Wear OS 3.0 still lacks the Google Assistant. 

At the latest when the Pixel Watch comes, Google should finally introduce the function for operating the clock.  Maybe Google is considering some special features especially for this watch.

 The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 also has a lot to offer: