NEW YORK – Digital diabetes care platform provider One Drop will use the power of Fitbit wearable data to bring enhanced data-driven care management tools to people with diabetes. The first initiative of the multi-year collaboration will be to integrate enhanced access to Fitbit data into the One Drop mobile app, providing One Drop users with at-a-glance access to Fitbit data to help them better understand the impact of physical activity on blood glucose management.
Fitbit data will also be incorporated into One Drop reports, allowing physicians and One Drop | Experts and One Drop | Professional users to utilize the data to make more personalized, informed care decisions.
“We strive to provide our community with the most comprehensive set of data and tools to manage their diabetes or prediabetes,” said Jeff Dachis, CEO and founder of One Drop, in a statement. “Working with Fitbit was a natural next step for One Drop.”
One Drop users will now be able to sync Fitbit data to their One Drop accounts, allowing users to integrate data from all Fitbit devices throughout the day, without having to manually track physical activity, sleep and heart rate data.
One Drop will also analyze Fitbit data, along with One Drop’s 500 million user-generated health data points, to resurface deeper insights and improve health outcomes for all people with diabetes worldwide.
“By integrating Fitbit data and creating an app for Fitbit Ionic, we will be able to provide our users and their health care providers with more data and deeper insights to better manage their diabetes,” Dachis said.
Also beginning in November, all One Drop users will be able to purchase a Fitbit tracker through a special offer made available through a One Drop storefront experience.
One Drop will also develop an app for Fitbit Ionic. Using the Fitbit software development kit that was made available to developers last month, users will be able to track the same self-care data and view data-driven insights and statistics from One Drop.
As part of the One Drop/Fitbit partnership, the companies are exploring new research opportunities to enhance future product innovation.
“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,” said Adam Pellegrini, general manager of Fitbit Health Solutions, in a statement.