Fitbit wants Google's help to turn his fitness trackers into health mitors. The wearables manufacturer will use Google's cloud solutis to directly link users' electric health records.
The real goal, of course, is to help Fitbit to be more competitive with Apple Watch.
It's been a fight lately. Apple had the best-selling notebook globally during the holiday seas last year.
Medical Mitor You Take Anywhere
Fitbit believes that by sending data from his smart watches directly to electric medical records, physicians will gain a more complete view of the patient's status, leading to more persalized care . Fitbit and Google also want to help manage chric diseases like diabetes and hypertensi.
Their collaborati begins with the migrati of Fitbit to Google Cloud Platform and its new Cloud Healthcare API. "At Google, our visi is to transform the way health informati is organized and made useful," said Gregory Moore MD, Ph.D., vice president, Healthcare, Google Cloud. "By enabling Fitbit to cnect and manage key health and fitness data with our Google Cloud Healthcare API, we are getting closer to that goal. opportunity to provide up-to-date informati to providers, improving their ability to track and manage the health of their patients and to guide their treatment. "
Not a Fitbit Running Wear OS
this collaborati is access to a popular smart watch line. Its Android Wear operating system for wearables has never taken off even after it's been renamed Wear OS.
That said, Fitbit and Google have not said anything about Fitbit devices that run the Wear operating system. Fitbit uses an internal operating system for smart watches like the new Fitbit Versa.
However, the announcement ccluded by saying "Fitbit and Google are collaborating to bring together the strengths of both companies to innovate and transform the future of wearables." Working together provides an exciting opportunity to exploit the brand, Fitbit's popular community, data and devices, in additi to Google's expertise in building platforms, software and services. "
a change to Wear OS.