A few weeks in the past, Fitbit obtained clearance from the FDA for his or her new PPG (photoplethysmography) algorithm to determine atrial fibrillation (AFib). They advised us on the time that this new function would start rolling out over the approaching weeks, with out a particular date. In the present day they’ve given us the precise date – rollout begins now.
Fitbit says that their new PPG AFib algorithm “can passively assess your coronary heart rhythm within the background when you’re nonetheless or asleep,” seeking to determine an irregular coronary heart rhythm. Ought to it discover something off, the brand new Irregular Coronary heart Rhythm Notifications will ping you throughout the app (see beneath) after which permit you to contact your well being supplier to additional assess.
You could be questioning about how this new PPG algorithm suits in with the Fitbit ECG app, and nicely, it’s there to work alongside it in a extra energetic vogue. By way of the ECG app, you may spot-check for attainable AFib, whereas this new PPG algorithm permits for a extra long-term evaluation that will assist determine an undetected AFib.
Once more, this function is rolling out now.
For extra on the FDA approval of this new Fitbit function, try this weblog submit from a few weeks again.