In this month of raising awareness for heart health, it’s perfect timing to mention that the highly anticipated ECG feature has now been added to the Fitbit Sense wearable for users here in Canada.
Fitbit Sense users in Canada, New Zealand and U.S. territories (including American Samoa, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam) now have access to the electrocardiogram (ECG) app to assess heart rhythm for atrial fibrillation (AFib), a condition that affects more than 33.5 million people globally.
The ECG tool can be activated on the device to help detect any signs of irregular heart rhythm. The data will help users share findings with their health care professionals for further assessment.
To take an assessment the user is seated comfortable with the Fitbit Sense worn on the wrist. The app helps guide through a simple 30 second test with straightforward instructions. Paired to the app on your phone (Android or iOS) the data is collected and offers initial findings. The assessment can be done anywhere at anytime. More information can be found here.
Fitbit has also announced extending free access to view your trends from the past week in the Health Metrics dashboard* to all Versa 2, Inspire 2 and Charge 4 users, in addition to Sense and Versa 3 users who received this access late last year. And coming soon, all Fitbit Premium members will be able to see their personal ranges within their Health Metrics dashboard, helping you more easily see fluctuations from your typical range for each metric. As a reminder, Fitbit’s new Health Metrics dashboard can help users keep a closer eye on their health and wellbeing.