The group’s first initiative will be to integrate Fitbit’s data onto One Drop’s mobile app for diabetes management, the company said, in the hopes to helping One Drop users better understand how physical activity impacts blood glucose management.
The data from Fitbit will also be integrated into One Drop reports, which physicians and healthcare professionals can access.
New York-based One Drop added that it plans to analyze Fitbit’s data in search of larger insights and trends in the diabetes community.
“We strive to provide our community with the most comprehensive set of data and tools to manage their diabetes or prediabetes. Working with Fitbit, the leading global wearables brand, was a natural next step for One Drop,” foudner & CEO Jeff Dachis said in prepared remarks. “One Drop is among the top health and fitness apps in nearly 120 countries with over 600,000 downloads worldwide. By integrating Fitbit data and creating an app for Fitbit Ionic, we will be able to provide our users and their healthcare providers with more data and deeper insights to better manage their diabetes.”
The company also announced that as part of the collaboration, One Drop is slated to develop an app for Fitbit’s Ionic smartwatch using the Fitbit software development kit made available to developers last month.
“Our mission is to help make the world healthier, and our new Ionic smartwatch is the health platform that allows us to deliver our most advanced health and fitness features to the market,” Adam Pellegrini, GM of Fitbit Health Solutions, added. “This holistic experience brings the power of Fitbit data together with One Drop’s sophisticated care management technology to provide meaningful insights on the role of physical activity and how it can improve the health of those living with diabetes.”
In September, Fitbit partnered with Dexcom to integrate the company’s CGM data with Fitbit’s new smartwatch so CGM users on Android or iOS devices can see their activity and glucose levels on their wrists.