Apple Inc. launched an app that will let users of the company’s devices to enroll in three health studies, allowing them to share health-related data for medical research.

The Apple Watch was able to detect irregular heart pulse rates that could signal the need for further monitoring for a serious heart rhythm problem, according to data from a large study funded by Apple Inc.

Fitbit launched the company’s cheapest smartwatch to defend its position as the second-largest seller of smartwatches after Apple.

CVS Health Corp.’s health insurer Aetna is working with Apple Inc. on a new health app for Apple Watches that uses an individual’s medical history to set personalized health goals.

Janssen Pharmaceutical and Apple have teamed up to determine if a new app for the Apple Watch – which has a built-in electrocardiogram – can improve the health of more than 30 million people with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a condition that can lead to stroke and other potentially devastating complications.

2018 was the year of the consumer, and there is no sign of a change any time soon.

Up to 10,000 Americans due to have hip or knee replacements will be able to funnel basic health data directly from their Apple Watches to their surgeons under a new app being tested by prosthetic limb specialist Zimmer Biomet.

Personalized medicine continues to grow in importance, and having the ability to monitor health data has proven to be a significant desire for people as the number of wearable devices continues to grow.

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AliveCor today announced FDA clearance of KardiaBand in the U.S., allowing Apple Watch users to discreetly capture their EKG anytime and anywhere in order to quickly detect normal sinus heart rhythms and atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common heart arrhythmia.