Avoid getting sick with Fitbit and the achu app

Fitbit made some crucial acquisitions recently, buying out two competitors in the market – one being Pebble, followed almost immediately by Vector. And keeping in mind that it's one of the leading wearable brands out there, it's no surprise that some app developers create content exclusively for Fitbit, the latest example being achu. According to the press release, it's supposed to help you avoid getting sick, by tracking your physical condition and comparing it to your personal historical data.

The patent-pending app was developed by Datapult, a company that specializes in personalized wearable apps. In order for it to work properly, though, you'll need to feed it some starting data. At first, its predictions might not be as accurate, but if you take the time to tell achu when you feel any sort of discomfort – such as headaches, fever, and others – it should be able to analyze the patterns, compare them to your current physical state and alert you that you might be getting sick before you realize it. This should allow for more timely treatment, which in turn would help you avoid the worst parts of having a cold or flu.

The app can also provide you with daily health tips on how to prevent getting sick, even if you have no symptoms at all, and you're in perfect health. So, Datapult is really trying to take illness prevention to the very root of the problem.

“The more interactive you are with achu, the more accurate it will be in helping you to stay healthy,” said Michael Morra, CTO of Datapult. “When you feel tired, achy, feverish, stuffy – whatever the symptop, you calibrate the achu app, and it will then start to match data from past readings. It will then actively monitor your health to look for similar data patterns that suggest that you're getting sick, before you feel an ache or pain. And if you don't have a Fitbit, you can still download the app to get daily health tips to help you stay well, and lead a healthy life.”

With health and fitness tracking being the main reason consumers buy smart wearables, it's no surprise to see such an app. And considering that achu relies on data that was already being tracked, we fail to realize how no one else had thought of creating it before.

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source: Datapult
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