New Release: Fitbit Alta HR


Category: Mobile Wellness

Fitbit recently released Alta HR, their newest activity tracker.  The device is an upgrade from their popular predecessor, the Alta tracker, the main difference between the two being the heart rate tracking functionality.  Thanks to PurePulse, Alta HR can now measure continuous heart rate data and improved sleep data.  Below is a quick look into… Read more »

Apple Watch = Sustained New Year’s Resolution?


Category: Mobile Wellness

As mid-February approaches, the magic of New Year’s Resolutions is starting to wear off; the excitement surrounding exercising and eating healthy might start taking the backseat (yet again).  By this time, it is quite likely that only 59% of your employees are still hanging on to what they had promised just over a month ago…. Read more »

Wearable Technology Moves Into A Ring


Category: Mobile Wellness

Last week was CES 2017, the largest global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow.  For wearable device enthusiast, this is the opportunity to see all the major brands (and some new ones) launch their latest products and technologies.  There were several product releases that deserve attention and numerous online outlets that covered them, but one… Read more »

Survey: 1/3 Of People Use Health, Fitness App Or Device


Category: Mobile Wellness

A global survey from GfK suggests that one out of three people online (33%) currently monitor or track their health or fitness via an online or mobile application, fitness wearable, or smartwatch.  As expected, the adoption levels in the 16 countries that were part of the survey varied.  China led the pack with 45% of their… Read more »

The Twos: Fitbit Launches The Flex 2 And Charge 2


Category: Mobile Wellness

Fitbit continues to expand their product line by announcing new versions of the Fitbit Flex and Fitbit Charge devices.  Since the Flex has been a staple of corporate wellness programs since it was released in 2013, the update maybe seen as long overdue for that device.  Below are brief highlights for each device. Flex 2… Read more »

Pokémon Go: The Next Best Health App?


Category: Mobile Wellness

In a classic (and modern) story of unintended consequences, Pokémon Go may have become the next best health app by accident.  Before diving deeper into why, the obvious question of “What is Pokémon Go?” needs to be answered. In simple terms, Pokémon Go uses a phone’s GPS and clock to detect where and when a… Read more »

Fitbit Launches New Sleep Feature


Category: Mobile Wellness

The digital health movement has given consumers easy ways to track and maintain positive routines when it comes to physical activity and nutrition.  Unfortunately, when it came to supporting healthy sleep habits, most consumer technologies did little more than just track the amount, and in some cases quality, of sleep.  Fitbit’s new feature, Sleep Schedule,… Read more »

Survey: Disconnect Between Physicians And Patients On Mobile Health


Category: Mobile Wellness

According to a survey conducted by Nielsen and commissioned by the Council of Accountable Physician Practices, there is a significant communications gap between how much doctors say they are prescribing technology and how patients report that interaction.  When it comes to self-tracking, 5% of consumers say their doctor has recommended an app to track activity… Read more »

Wearable Market Data Roundup


Category: Mobile Wellness

The past couple of weeks have been full of new reports and surveys with lots of market data on the state of the wearable device movement.  Below are some of our favorite statistics. 12% Of U.S. Consumers Own A Fitness Band Or Smartwatch As of March, 12% of U.S. consumers own a fitness band or… Read more »

Jawbone Stopping Production Of UP Devices


Category: Mobile Wellness

According to Tech Insider, Jawbone has stopped making its UP fitness trackers and sold its remaining inventory to a third-party reseller.  Individuals will still be able to purchase devices as supplies last from the reseller, but since Jawbone has stopped production, new UP2, UP3, and UP4 bands will not be available on an ongoing basis. … Read more »