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Google Supports Maternal Health Researchers Through Fitbit Health Equity Research Initiative

Health disparities are prevalent in Black and brown communities due to the forces of economic inequities and medical bias. Google is lending its hand to provide medical solutions for these communities by supporting six researchers with $300,000 in Fitbit devices and services to spearhead their research for underrepresented communities as a part of their Fitbit Health Equity Research Initiative. Fitbit devices are revolutionizing the digital health field by pooling information that can fill in the gaps for medical research. The devices can address the concerns of medical issues plaguing Black and Brown communities such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and mental health. Fitbits have been used in over 900 health studies attesting to their ever-growing value in the medical field, according to Amy McDonough, a Health Solution expert for Fitbit at Google. We spoke with Google’s recipients Dr. Toluwalase Ajayi and Sherilyn Francis to learn about how the devices will advance their...

Nov 6, 2021

Health And Wellness Advocate Will Smith Becomes Fitbit's Newest Ambassador

Will Smith ’s fitness journey on Instagram has been inspirational to watch as he puts health first. Now, fans can join in and get in shape with him and his trainers. The actor , rapper and producer recently became the newest ambassador for Fitbit — a fitness and activity tracker. According to a blog post, Fitbit Premium members will have access to exclusive content of Smith’s video series for not only focusing on physical wellness but also fitting mental wellness into one’s daily routine. The first session will be available on Sept. 27. Smith has been sporting the Fitbit Charge 4 and an upgrade of the Charge 5, Fitbit’s latest device, is on its way. Along with the news of Smith’s partnership, the fitness company revealed the new Charge 5 in its press release and it’s set to take health and fitness tracking to the next level. Fitbit describes its wellness benefits as “helping you keep a pulse on your stress, exercise readiness, heart health and overall well-being all in a thinner...

Aug 26, 2021