Fierce Healthcare September 30, 2022
When Google acquired Fitbit for $2.1 billion in early 2021, it was unclear at the time how the tech giant planned to leverage the wearable company’s capabilities in the healthcare space.
Google is now leveraging its cloud and analytics know-how combined with Fitbit’s consumer wearables expertise to roll out a new service to help healthcare and life science organizations more easily use data from smartwatches and fitness trackers.
The new service, called Device Connect for Fitbit, aims to reduce some of the barriers for healthcare organizations to harness Fitbit data for patient monitoring programs or for research and population health projects.
“The problem we are looking to solve stems from the fact that 80% of health happens outside of the...