Google-owned Fitbit, famous for its fitness trackers, had launched the Charge 5 fitness band in India a couple of months ago. The company is now pushing out a new update to certain smartwatches and fitness trackers, including the Charge 5. The new update adds the ‘Daily Readiness Score’ feature to the Charge 5, Fitbit Sense, Fitbit Versa 2, Fitbit Versa 3, Fitbit Inspire 2, and the Fitbit Luxe. The Fitbit Charge 5 also gets a massive update in the form of an ECG (Electrocardiogram) app. Additionally, Fitbit users in India can now utilise the new blood glucose logging tool via the Fitbit app.
Fitbit Charge 5 Gets ECG, Glucose Measurement
The ‘Daily Readiness Score’ feature joins the list of others such as stress, activity level, heart rate variability, and sleep. You will have to wear the device throughout the day for the proper functioning of this feature. It will monitor your activities, heart rate variabilities, and sleep patterns to analyse your body health. It then suggests you opt for recovery or workout based on its daily analysis. It will also display your score every morning along with other vital details.
The Fitbit Charge 5 didn’t come with the ECG feature out of the box when it was launched. The company has finally unlocked the feature as the Charge 5 has all the required sensors and capabilities to take an ECG of your heart. According to Fitbit, the Charge 5 is its first tracker with an on-device electrocardiogram (ECG) app which will allow you to assess heart rhythm for atrial fibrillation on the wrist. Simply hold your fingers on the stainless-steel panels on the sides of the device while being still for 30 seconds to get a reading to diagnose your heart health.
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According to a report, around 77 million adults in India are living with diabetes, projected to rise to 134 million by 2045. Researchers estimate around 57% of the cases remain undiagnosed. Users can opt for the Fitbit Premium subscription costs $9.99 (around ₹744) per month and can directly view their blood glucose levels in the Fitbit app on Android and iOS. Blood glucose logging is now available for users in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, the UK, and the US.