This post was originally published on the Fitbit press site. It has been adapted from its original format.
Cardiogram and Fitbit have partnered to bring Cardiogram’s suite of health monitoring features to Fitbit users around the world, with the goal to improve care management, empower users, and potentially save lives. Fitbit pioneered the wearables category more than a decade ago with the vision of making everyone in the world healthier, and today has more than 27 million active users around the world. The Cardiogram app is a digital health and fitness diary, using heart rate and sleep data from wearable devices and displaying it on a user’s phone with insights and tracking. Over one million people use Cardiogram to track how their heart rate is affected by anything from stress, workouts, sleep, or even an episode of Game of Thrones.
Now, Fitbit users can access Cardiogram’s health screening tools, which have been clinically validated to detect signs of conditions like diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and atrial fibrillation using heart rate data from Fitbit devices. If a user is flagged as at risk for a health condition, they’re offered convenient confirmatory diagnostic testing, and newly-diagnosed users are guided to condition management programs. Fitbit users have the option to upgrade to Cardiogram Premium—a subscription service that enables sharing of live Cardiogram data, insights, and confirmatory test results with a loved one or caretaker, and easily export data to share with a physician.
“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,” said Brandon Ballinger, co-founder and CEO of Cardiogram. “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.”
“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,” said Adam Pellegrini, general manager of Fitbit Health Solutions . “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 device with a heart rate sensor, including the Fitbit Charge family, Fitbit Versa family, Fitbit Inspire HR, Fitbit Ionic, and Fitbit Alta HR. Any Fitbit user can download the Cardiogram app for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store starting today.