The Wellable Blog

DIY: How Do I Organize A Step Challenge?

  In our podcast, we talked about how wellness programs are becoming a must-have, as more and more employees expect their employer to provide some wellness benefits. Yet, there’s this notion that you need to be a big corporation with a deep pocket ...
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New Release: Fitbit Alta HR

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 ...
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Apple Watch = Sustained New Year’s Resolution?

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 ...
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Wearable Technology Moves Into A Ring

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

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 ...
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The Twos: Fitbit Launches The Flex 2 And Charge 2

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 ...
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Pokémon Go: The Next Best Health App?

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.
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Fitbit Launches New Sleep Feature

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 ...
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Survey: Disconnect Between Physicians And Patients On Mobile Health

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 ...
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Wearable Market Data Roundup

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.
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