The relationship between Google and Fitbit will eventually let users connect results from Fitbit's fitness wearables, such as its smartwatch, to your electronic medical records. Fitbit will also use Google's services along with services from Twine Health, which Fitbit recently acquired, to help its users manage chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension.
The partnership will allow Fitbit to grow faster and reach more people while improving user experience for consumers and healthcare providers, said James Park, co-founder and CEO of Fitbit.
The move into cloud services should help Fitbit keep pace against competitors such as the Apple Watch and its and ResearchKit platforms designed to help people manage medical conditions.
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