According to Fitbit, “Tracking your blood glucose, if you have diabetes or if your healthcare provider recommends it for other reasons, is important to help you keep your levels in your target range. It can allow you to learn your body’s unique patterns and how behaviors like diet, activity, and sleep and other factors like stress and medication adherence are affecting your levels.”
Now, this update doesn’t mean that your phone or your Fitbit tracker has suddenly gained magical powers to start tracking your blood glucose levels, but rather it just provides users with a centralized space to store their information for them to refer to later or let their doctor take a look. They will still need to measure their blood glucose levels using an external device.
Speaking of blood glucose levels, this year could be an interesting year for wearables because there have been rumors suggesting that Samsung and Apple wearables coming in 2021 will feature non-invasive blood glucose monitors.