The Fitbit Sense's ECG Scan Feature is Now Live in the US and Europe

Fitbit sense and phone app

The Sense is Fitbit’s latest smartwatch, similar to the Versa line but with an additional suite of sensors. Although it was heavily promoted at launch, the Sense’s ECG scan feature was not actually activated because it was approved by medical regulations. After going through the paperwork, ECG scanning is now available for users in the US and Europe.

The Sense uses a series of electric pulse sensors for the electrocardiograph (ECG or ECG) scan, similar but less accurate than a full-size medical monitor you’ll find in an ambulance or hospital room. In addition to the pulse sensors and standard Sp02, it can detect more immediate heart conditions like atrial fibrillation, a symptom of serious health hazard. As this is a scan that can be directly used for medical information (instead of “general health and wellness”), it must be tested and approved by the US FDA and EMA in the EU before the feature was made available to users. It is planned to deploy to more

The Sense is Fitbit’s first device with this capability, although there are a few others on the market, including the Apple Watch from Series 4, Galaxy Watch 3, and the Withings Move ECG. Users can access the feature with the latest firmware and app update from Fitbit. The scans take around 30 seconds and the results are saved in the app where they can be shared with a doctor if needed.

Fitbit Sense

Source: Android Central

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