The Fitbit health tracking device has become a very popular gadget in the fitness world, but no one could have guessed that it can also double as a urine-free pregnancy test.
David Trinidad took to Reddit to share how he noticed his wife’s heartbeat was unusually high, putting her into Fitbit’s “fat-burning” zone without her doing any fat-burning activity. He thought the sensor was broken.
"I'm not sure if something is wrong with the sensor," he wrote. "Is there a way to reset or recalibrate the device? I'd like to try that before I contact customer service about a possible replacement."
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One particular user responded and suggested that she may be pregnant, according to Uproxx.
Pregnancy elevates your heart rate due to increased blood volume, so the user wasn’t off base with their suggestion — it was just unexpected. After a visit to the doctor, they learned that Trinidad’s wife is indeed with child.
"We’ve been married for a few years now, and one of our plans for 2016 was to hopefully start a family," Trinidad reportedly told Mashable via email. "But the big surprise was that it happened so soon, and of course, that the Fitbit helped us to figure it out."
While the couple’s situation can be viewed as an illustration of how useful tracking your health data can be, it is also a little unnerving to know that an electronic device knows more about your body than you do. Also, had the issue causing her irregular heartbeat been the result of something less pleasant, sharing such information could have been damaging.
Trinidad posted later to assure readers he wasn’t a part of a marketing ploy for Fitbit.
"I just wanted to say this is indeed real," Trinidad wrote on the Reddit Fitbit thread. "This is not guerrilla marketing. ... I am a regular guy who was just looking for the communities (sic) help with his wife's technology issue (we've all been there, right?). Little did I know I got a lot more than I bargained for!"
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