2. How smart is your Fitbit? Really smart!

Last week, medical device manufacturing company, Medtronic, and wearable tech company, Fitbit, announced plans to merge health and activity tracking for people with diabetes. By tracking activity levels and glucose levels together, patients and their doctors can get a better view of how exercise impacts their glucose levels. People with Type 2 diabetes won’t have to carry around sheets of paper, manually log their blood sugar levels, remember (or misremember) exercise details and outcomes. Anything that reduces pain—physical or mental—will be welcomed by those with diabetes. In our humble opinion, the migration from consumer activity monitoring to real healthcare is an enormous leap for consumer wearables.

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