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Smartwatches

Fitbit Makes a Mobile Health Connection With New Smartwatch Apps

May 7, 2018 - Fitbit is beefing up the mHealth capabilities of its smartwatch. The developer of the nation’s most popular fitness tracker is continuing its push to combine direct-to-consumer technology with clinical validation in the Ionic, which came out last October, and the Versa, which started shipping just a few months ago. Officials this week unveiled eight mobile health apps, including two...


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With ECG Sensor, Apple May Be Adding mHealth Muscle to Its Watch

by Eric Wicklund

Apple is reportedly developing an ECG monitor for the Apple Watch, a move that could pit the tech giant against developers of medical-grade ECG wearables and further push consumer wearables into the remote patient monitoring landscape. While...

Apple Watch Helps Researchers Study Epileptic Seizures

by Eric Wicklund

Johns Hopkins University researchers are using the Apple Watch to determine the possible triggers for epileptic seizures. The mHealth-enhanced smartwatch was the focal point of a recent 10-month study conducted at the Baltimore-based health system,...

Can Apple Make Healthcare Care About Smartwatches?

by Eric Wicklund

Apple is trying once again to make the smartwatch a meaningful health and fitness tool. Almost lost in a splashy, two-hour event that focused more on the iPhone 7 and a couple of gaming announcements, the company unveiled a second generation...

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