Counting More Than Steps

Wearable fitness tracking technologies such as Fitbit count more than just steps. A study published in PLOS Biology in February 2018 has shown promising results improving the health of users of wearable fitness trackers more than previously thought.

The study looked at the connection between the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disorder and a person’s physical activity. The study found the resting heartrate as recorded by the FitBit was found to be a good predictor of a person’s risk.

Having this information available led to early detection of health issues, and, just as importantly, prevention of misdiagnoses. A display of symptoms may have very different meanings depending on the person. With health tracking a user can show their history to a health professional, which could mean the difference between being diagnosed with something very serious, or just as a minor side effect of extra exercise.

This is exciting news for wearable users! As people collect their health data and fill in their health profiles they will have an increased chance of spotting problems early on. This will increase the chances of an accurate diagnoses to begin with and a successful treatment to follow.

Wanngi provides an easy Health Ecosystem to pull all this valuable information into one place from wearables. Having consistent, up to date, health data will increase the odds of accurate diagnoses, and will improve the wellbeing of people.