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Survey: Fitness Tracker, Smartwatch Abandonment ~30%

During the holiday season last year, Santa gave millions of individuals wearable device fitness trackers and smartwatches.  For wellness program administrators, at least those with the analytics and technology to assess their program in detail and ...
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Survey: Nearly 25% Of Americans Own A Wearable Device

The second annual survey from Rock Health on consumer health adoption revealed numerous interesting statistics on the current state of digital health in America.  Most notably, the number of Americans who own wearable devices increased to nearly one ...
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Employer Health Insurance Cost At 5-Year Low

Contrary to the popular belief that healthcare expenses are becoming a larger part of total employee compensation, new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that employers paid the lowest amount for health insurance as a percentage of ...
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Q3 2016 Wearable Shipments Fitbit (23%), Xiaomi (17%), And Garmin (6%) ...

According to a new report from IDC, market share in wearable device shipments for Q3 2016 saw fairly little shifts relative to previous quarters but growth dropped significantly, reaching the single digits for the first time.  Most notably, the ...
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5 Statistics Reveal Employee Financial Health Getting Worse

Despite the long economic recovery in the United States and the strong performance of the stock market, financial wellness is not improving for many individuals and it is resulting in stress.  According to the Employee Financial Wellness Survey from ...
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Study: Fun Facts About Wearables In The Workplace

A study published by Jiff evaluated two years of employer-sponsored wearable data and revealed a number of interesting points, many of which counter common beliefs about these technologies.  Below are some of the highlights that we found most ...
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Consumers Abandoning Apps, Sticking With What They Know

Loyal readers of the Wellable Blog know how important it is for corporate wellness administrators to embrace the consumerism of their industry.  Wellable has dubbed this embrace a consumer wellness strategy and encourages everyone involved with ...
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Study Evaluates Fitness Trackers, Communication, And Health Promotion

There is no shortage of studies assessing the ability of fitness trackers to promote physical activity, weight loss, disease management, and more.  Fitbit even created a research library just to manage and promote the hundreds of studies utilizing ...
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Study: Competition Makes Use Fitter Not Bitter

A recent study published in the journal Preventative Medicine looks at whether social support, competition, or teamwork provides an answer to one of the ongoing dilemmas plaguing corporate wellness programs – participation.  Researchers from the ...
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Study: Financial Wellness Benefits Employers and Employees

A study from Financial Finesse shows that the burdens of financial stress have significant and tangible impacts on employers and employees. As a result, proper financial wellness tools have the ability to significantly benefit both parties.
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