Google is Developing Its Own Wearable Health Monitor

By: Meghan Young - Jun 24, 2015
References: google & theverge
Google is in the process of developing a medical-grade fitness tracker that will compete with the slew of wearables currently on the market. Focusing on the quality of the data being given to the wearer, it will not only measure vitals like heart rate, pulse, and skin temperature, but also external information like sun exposure.

While other similar products are made with consumers in mind, this medical-grade fitness tracker is intended for clinical trials and will be prescribed to medical patients. The Verge writes, "By doing that, Google will help doctors tackle the problem of reliably tracking the health of their patients away from the hospital. Consumer-grade fitness trackers don't offer the medical-grade accuracy, and patients can be unreliable when it comes to reporting their own vitals."