Fitbit launches heartbeat notifications in 20 new countries

MaterialFitbit, in early 2022, launched a rather useful feature in the US: irregular heart rate notifications. This option is now available in more than 20 countries. In detail, this option uses the devices heart rate sensor to monitor changes in blood vessel volume at the user’s site. In this way, it is possible to detect any atrial fibrillation, a condition that can increase the risk of stroke, blood clots in the heart and other heart complications. The feature was released in Europe following CE certification: “You will also have access to important health features, including irregular heartbeat notifications, which use our photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor to assess your heartbeat for signs of atrial fibrillation or atrial fibrillation, for users 22 years of age or older with no history of irregular heartbeat.This feature is both FDA cleared and CE marked and compatible with a range of our rate-enabled devices cardiac”.

The “Fitbit Irregular Heart Rhythm Notifications” feature is also supported by Fitbit Versa 4, Fitbit Sense 2 and Fitbit Inspire 3. And speaking of Fitbit, the Google-owned company is working on a new fitness tracker: “Charge 6”, which should resemble its predecessor. The design, in fact, could be very similar, while on the functionality side could debut the new body response sensor already seen on Sense 2. It is a sensor that measures continuous electrodermal activity for good management stress. As for launch timing, the Charge 6 is expected to debut early next year. However, in this regard there is still no official confirmation.