The Wellable Blog

Jawbone Stopping Production Of UP Devices

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 ...
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Fitbit Shares Reactivation Statistics To Counter Attrition Concerns

During Fitbit’s first quarter earnings call, CEO James Park shared, for the first time, reactivation statistics for users who quit using Fitbit’s devices and app.  Specifically, Fitbit shared information about product upgrades and trackers ...
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Report: Users Value Wearable Apps And Devices Differently

It is easy to think of wearable devices and their companion apps as a single user experience, but a report from Argus Insights suggests that the users of these devices don't see them that way.  Argus, which looks at consumer reviews and social data ...
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Survey: Wearable And Mobile App Usage Doubled Since 2014

A new report on digital health, Accenture’s 2016 Consumer Survey On Patient Engagement, provides a great deal of insight into the consumer health and wellness landscape.  As such, employers and health plans would be wise to take note of some of the ...
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2020 Wearable Forecast: 164M Wristbands, 110M Smartwatches

A recent report from CCS Insight provides an updated outlook on the future of wearable technologies, indicating that 411 million smart wearable devices, worth a staggering $34 billion, will be sold in 2020.  Growing from a projected $14 billion this ...
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Smartwatch Shipments Pass Swiss Watches

For the first time, worldwide smartwatch shipments surpassed shipments of Swiss watches.  Smartwatch shipments hit 8.1 million units in Q4 2015 compared to 7.9 million for Swiss watch shipments in the same period.  According to a report from ...
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Updated Apple Health App Plays Nice With 3rd Party Health, Wellness Apps

Apple has released a preview for the new version of iOS, which will feature updates across a number of Apple’s own apps, including Health.  Part of the update to Health will be a menu that allows users to find third-party apps to help them track ...
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CES Preview: Next Generation Of Wearable Devices

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) officially launches tomorrow, but companies were quick to announce the product launches early on the show room floor.  As one would expect, many wearable device manufacturers announced new products.  ...
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Xiaomi Launches $15 Wearable Device That Tracks Steps, Sleep, And Heart ...

Xiaomi, who recently finished third in Q2 2015 wearable devices shipped (behind Fitbit and Apple), just launched a new device that may move it further up the market share ladder.  Its new device, the Mi Band Pulse, tracks steps, sleep, and heart ...
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Are Wearables For The Masses?

At the 12th annual Connected Health Symposium, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel discussed his thoughts on wearables and healthcare.  As the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of ...
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