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Fitbit and Apple watch users with heart conditions get more procedures done says a new study.

Fitbit and Apple watch users with heart conditions get more procedures done says a new study. The idea of the smartwatch keeping us more informed is not new, but it is changing the behaviors of many people who have heart conditions. A study from the Utah School of Medicine has found that patients with atrial fibrillation, a condition where the heart loses its normal rhythm can increase the risk of stroke called their doctor less when using these smartwatches. On the other hand, these same patients underwent ablation more frequently.   This is because these watches can pick up arrhythmias and Read More »

Is your goal of 10,000 steps built on sound science? The Guardian challenges the Fitbit industry.

  Is your goal of 10,000 steps built on sound science?  The Guardian challenges the Fitbit industry. 10,000 steps.  If you have used a pedometer which counts how many steps you walked that day, you are familiar with this daily goal.  An entire industry has been built on the idea that taking 10,000 steps will keep you in good health and improve your cardiovascular system. Fitbit took the idea and built an entire business model and of course they had a number of imitators doing the same thing using phones and smart watches.   Fortune 500 companies also embraced the idea Read More »