The Wellable Blog

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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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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