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Fitbit Announces New Health Partnerships


On Monday, Fitbit announced new apps and clock faces to help people better manage their health, directly from the wrist.

Built using Fitbit’s SDK, the apps and clock faces will give Fitbit smartwatch users new options to improve wellness and help manage conditions like diabetes and some types of cancer. Additionally, the apps will give health plans, employers and clinical researchers new opportunities to better support their users outside of a clinical environment, helping lead to positive health outcomes.

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Fitbit and Google Announce Collaboration to Accelerate Innovation in Digital Health and Wearables


This week, Fitbit and Google have announced they will work together to innovate and transform the future of digital health and wearables, “leading to positive health outcomes for people around the world.”

According to a media release:

Fitbit and Google are exploring the development of consumer and enterprise health solutions. Fitbit intends to use Google’s new Cloud Healthcare API to help the company integrate further into the healthcare system, such as by connecting user data with electronic medical records (EMR). Combining Fitbit data with EMRs can provide patients and clinicians a more comprehensive view of the patient profile, leading to more personalized care. The companies will also look to help better manage chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension by using services such as Fitbit’s recently acquired Twine Health. Using Google’s Cloud Healthcare API, Twine can make it easier for clinicians and patients to collaborate on care, helping lead to better health outcomes and positive returns for employers, health plans and hospitals.

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First Look: Fitbit to Acquire Twine Health


MHW learned Tuesday that Fitbit, Inc. will acquire Twine Health, an innovative health coaching platform.

If you’re not famialir, Twine strives to empowers people to “achieve better health outcomes and helps health systems, health plans and workplace health providers lower healthcare costs.”

A HIPAA-compliant connected health platform, Twine Health delivers an engaging and user-friendly experience to help people manage chronic conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, and aid in lifestyle interventions, such as weight loss and smoking cessation, by making it easy for care teams of providers, coaches, friends and family to collaborate on care plans.

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Fitbit, Dexcom to Develop Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Experience


MHW learned Thursday that Fitbit — a leading global wearables brand — and DexCom, Inc. — a leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for people with diabetes — have cemented a new collaboration to develop and market products to help people better manage their diabetes and get a more complete picture of their overall health with easy-to-use mobile tools.

The first planned initiative is to bring Dexcom CGM data to Fitbit’s new smartwatch, Fitbit Ionic.

Through this experience, Dexcom CGM users on either Android or iOS devices would be able to see both activity and glucose levels, right on their wrist.

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First Look: Fitbit Touts New Premium Guidance and Coaching Offering Based on User Data


Fitbit, a leading global wearables brand, has introduced a new premium guidance and coaching paid offering designed to analyze your Fitbit data and activity level to deliver a custom curriculum of workouts, programs, content and other tools tailored to your specific goals.

According to the official word emailed to MHW, the first tools to launch with this offering include a new Fitbit Coach app, which rebrands the current Fitstar Personal Trainer app and combines its popular dynamic video workouts with new Audio Coaching sessions, expert-designed to help you increase endurance, speed and form.

The new coaching services will launch with the Fitbit Coach personal training app, available on Android, iOS, and Windows devices this fall.

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Minnesota Timberwolves, Fitbit Announce Partnership


MHW learned today that The Minnesota Timberwolves, as part of a series of summer announcements highlighting a new era for the organization, have formalized a new three-year partnership with Fitbit, a leading global wearables brand.

According to a provided statement, Fitbit is now the “Official Wearable” and “Official Sleep Tracker” of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Lynx and Iowa Wolves in a partnership that extends to the court, arena, back-office and fans.

In short, Fitbit will provide access to devices to all three teams, including business and basketball staffs, offering personalized insights that can be used to gain a competitive advantage and improve performance throughout the organization.
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Fitbit Touts Global Availability of Alta HR


fitbitFitbit, a leader in the connected health and fitness market, announced this week the availability of Fitbit Alta HR at major retailers across the globe.

As for what makes the new offering a true standout, Fitbit say it is the world’s slimmest fitness wristband with continuous heart rate tracking.

Fitbit Alta HR combines the benefits of PurePulse technology with automatic exercise recognition, sleep tracking, battery life of up to seven days, and smart notifications in a slim, versatile design that fits your personal style.

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