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Fitbit Sense finally gains ECG functionality in some countries

Some users in the US, UK, and Germany have found an app called "ECG" lurking in the Fitbit store.

Published onOctober 8, 2020

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Jimmy Westenberg / Android Authority
  • The Fitbit Sense’s ECG functionality is now available in some countries.
  • Some users in the US, UK, and Germany now have access to an ECG app in the Fitbit app store.

The Fitbit Sense made its debut in August as the company’s new flagship smartwatch. It’s loaded with sensors, chief of which is a new ECG monitor. While users in some countries had to wait for ECG functionality to be enabled subject to local laws and testing, it now seems that the feature rollout is gaining momentum.

Some users posting to the Fitbit subreddit have now confirmed that the ECG sensor’s smarts are now available through a new Fitbit app. This corroborates Fitbit’s confirmation to Android Authority that the functionality would be available in October. Notably, the rollout isn’t seemingly limited to the US. Those posting to the thread also reside in the UK, while others have checked in from Germany.

In some markets, the app is simply called “ECG” but that title will likely change based on the country’s dominant language. The app’s called “EKG” in Germany, for instance. Nevertheless, the app is now listed on the Fitbit store in some markets and allows users to perform an ECG scan with the Sense. The ECG, or electrocardiogram, allows users to gain insight into their heart’s performance and possible conditions, like irregular or erratic heartbeats.

The Sense is the first Fitbit to gain the functionality and now puts it on par with the Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, and Withings ScanWatch.

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