Sense is Fitbit’s newest smartwatch, similar to the Versa line but with an extra series of sensors. While it was heavily promoted during the launch, Sense̵7;s ECG scanning feature was not activated as it went through medical approval. After getting through the bureaucracy, ECG scanning is now live for users in the US and Europe.
Sense uses a series of electrical pulse sensors for electrocardiography (ECG or ECG), which are similar but less accurate than a full-size medical monitor that you find in an ambulance or hospital room. In addition to standard heart rate and Sp02 sensors, it can detect more immediate heart disease such as atrial fibrillation, a symptom of serious health risks. As this is a scan that can be used directly for medical information (instead of general “health and well-being”), it must be tested and approved by the FDA in the US and the EMA in the EU before the feature becomes available to users. It is expected to roll out to more
Sense is Fitbit’s first device with this capability, but there are a few others on the market, including the Apple Watch since the Series 4, Galaxy Watch 3 and Withings Move ECG. Users can access the feature with the latest firmware and app update from Fitbit. Scans take about 30 seconds and the results are saved in the app where they can be shared with a doctor if needed.
Source: Android Central