Fitbit unveils ‘most advanced smartwatch’ capable of tracking stress levels

Fitbit has unveiled a new smartwatch it says can help measure health and wellbeing as well as track fitness and other activities.

The wearables firm’s new Fitbit Sense smartwatch includes an electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor which can be used to monitor stress levels, Fitbit said.

The device also includes heart rate tracking tools and a new ECG app and a skin temperature sensor, which the technology firm says can help users track health and wellbeing metrics such as heart rate variability and breathing rate.

Fitbit said the Sense was its “most advanced health smartwatch”, and was unveiled alongside new versions of existing smartwatches – the Versa 3 and the Inspire 2.

Fitbit Sense
The products will go on sale in late September (Fitbit)

Company co-founder and chief executive James Park said mental health and stress were just as vital metrics to track as physical wellbeing and were a key part of the

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CT education officials tracking school attendance, participation


Student participation, attendance and engagement will be among the areas of focus for a new data collection program launched earlier this month by state education officials.

The state Department of Education recently rolled out two new data collections in an effort to promote transparency and make “data-driven decisions” to support more student engagement and participation through the rest of the school year.


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Tennessee Department of Education delays launch of COVID-19 dashboard tracking school cases

Officials said that the department faced technical difficulties processing data across a number of school districts.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Education was expected to launch a tool that would help people track cases of COVID-19 in schools, as the school year starts. However, the launch of the tool was delayed after technical difficulties processing data from school districts, officials said.

Now, officials said that they expect full reporting across every district by Sept. 22.

They released a statement about the delay on Tuesday: 

The anticipated launch of the Tennessee Department of Education dashboard tracking COVID-19 cases in schools has been delayed due to technical difficulties with processing data across a number of school districts. TDOE is working to rectify this technical issue with the intent to launch the COVID-19 case tracking dashboard before the end of the week. Full reporting across every district is expected by September

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