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Fitbit's latest purchase wants to help you monitor your health conditions better





Ever wanted your Fitbit to track your medical conditions? Soon it may be able to, as the company has announced it’s bought Twine Health and may absorb its features soon.

Twine Health is a coaching platform for health that allows you to monitor chronic conditions as well as enact what it calls “lifestyle interventions”.

The chronic conditions cover diabetes, hypertension and other health afflictions, while the “lifestyle interventions” are ways to help you quit smoking, improve your fitness or just lose weight.

The introduction of this new platform into Fitbit’s app and service would mean the company can expand its health offerings, while also combining it with its weight loss plans.

Exactly how Twine Health will integrate with Fitbit is unclear. There’s already the Fitbit Premium service that offers personalized training alongside video workouts and audio coaching, so the company may bring its Twine Health features into that service.

The company is used to buying other firms and bringing its tech on board under the Fitbit banner – the Pebble acquisition was a big part of the Fitbit Ionic – so hopefully the process will be smooth.

It’s expected the deal will be finished in March of this year, so don’t expect to see any new plans or functionality from Twine Health within the Fitbit service for at least a few months, if ever.

Via Engadget



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