The official ECG app has finally launched for the Fitbit Sense smartwatch. The Sense is the first watch to receive the Electrocardiogram feature and now users in the US & Europe can use it. At the launching, Fitbit had announced to bring the official ECG function for the Fitbit devices, and Fitbit Sense will be the first smartwatch to receive it. The company has regulatory approval in the US & Europe for now. In the US, it got a green signal from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the clearance from Conformite Europeenne (CE) in the European Union.
The users in the US, UK & Germany have mentioned that the ECG app is now working on their Fitbit Sense, and at the end of the day, it may reach the more countries. India is also on the list, so we have to check when it will come here. To get the clearance, Fitbit conducted a multi-site clinical trial across the US to submit the data to the regulatory agencies. As per the company the ECG feature is successful in 98.7% of AFib cases with 100% accuracy in identifying participants with normal sinus rhythm. With the ECG function, users can take on-the-spot readings of their heart rate.
For now, Fitbit Sense is the only Fitbit wearable capable of ECG function. In the future, more upcoming devices will get the service. It is not supported on the new Fitbit Versa 3 or any other previous watches. With the ECG, blood oxygen variation, and stress management functions, Fitbit Sense has now become a true rival to the Apple Watch Series 6 & Galaxy Watch 3. You can download & install the app from the official Fitbit app on your paired smartphone.