The Wellable Blog

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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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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