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Fitbit in health care to the partnership, to take on Apple Watch

FILE PHOTO: The ticker symbol for the Track is displayed at the post where it is traded on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) February 23, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

(Reuters) – Fitbit, Inc. FIT in.(N) the development of a method for the detection of irregular cardiac rhythm in the period of time, thanks to a collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance, such as the mobile device maker looks to match, a feature that is available on rival Apple Inc’s (AAPL.(O) See.

Track has been pushed further into the health care area and, in August, are tied to the singapore government, to provide fitness tracking devices and services in the medical program, which the company said could have cost up to one million people. (few.rs/2TWAkpG)

Under Thursday’s deal, the company, the devices will have software that can help you in the setting of atrial fibrillation, the most common form of irregular heartbeat that can, after approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Atrial fibrillation is a condition that has been associated with an irregular heart rhythm that increases the risk of stroke, and is usually seen in people over the age of 65 years.

About 2.7 million people to 6 million people suffer from the condition in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Report by Ayanti Berra in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila

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