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Fitbit is looking to expand its health monitoring capabilities beyond just fitness tracking, so the company is teaming up with a major medical device maker to help people manage diabetes directly on their wrists. 

Fitbit just announced a new partnership with glucose monitoring device company Dexcom. The first initiative to come from the deal will bring Dexcom’s data to the upcoming Ionic smartwatch, where glucose levels will be accessible right alongside steps, heart rate, and other stats tracked by the device.

The partnership won’t give the Ionic continuous glucose monitoring capabilities on its own — patients will need to connect one of Dexcom’s devices to their Fitbit app — but putting the data right on the smartwatch should make keeping track throughout the day an even more seamless experience.  Read more…

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