Your Doctor Doesn’t Want to Hear About Your Fitness-Tracker Data
Some patients are bringing troves of fitness-tracker data to their checkups, but the doctor might not find it all that helpful.
Yet while sensor-embedded wearables will need to get a lot more reliable before doctors find them useful, Sehgal acknowledges that devices such as the Apple Watch or the Polar heart-rate monitor have been useful because they’ve helped some people get more active. However, he says, “Where I think the rubber really meets the road is: can you take people with chronic disease and manage it with these devices? It’s still too early to say.”