NEWS COMMENTARY

Fitbit launches three new healthcare products, including one with stress monitoring capabilities using temperature and electrodermal sensors

Published:
August 28, 2020
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by Danielle Bradnan
Very important

The EKG sensor, while not yet cleared by the FDA, is on par with competitors Apple and Samsung. The two other sensors, body temperature and electrodermal, don't have a lot of competition in the smartwatch space. These two sensors (despite the temperature sensor currently getting a nod due to the pandemic) are designed to help capture data surrounding stress levels. Measuring stress levels has been an elusive goal for years, and with this offering in a consumer wearable, the company may finally get the quantity of data needed to develop a reliable digital biomarker. Clients with an interest in mental health and stress reduction should be monitoring this product development with interest.

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