02.20.2021

COVID-19 detection: Could your Apple Watch or Fitbit help slow the coronavirus pandemic?

An Apple Watch shows a resting heart rate reading   |   An Apple Watch shows a resting heart rate reading | Photo by Mike Snider / USA Today

Growing evidence suggests that a smartwatch or wearable such as a Fitbit could help warn wearers of a potential COVID-19 infection prior to a positive test result.

Wearables such as the Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy smartwatch, Fitbit and other devices can collect heart and oxygen data, as well as sleep and activity levels. Researchers are studying whether a body's health data might signal an oncoming COVID-19 infection.

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