The Wellable Blog

Source: Fitbit To Acquire FitStar, Impacts Wellness Programs

TechCrunch reported that Fitbit is evaluating a purchase of FitStar for upwards of $25 to $40 million in a mix of cash and stock.  Since FitStar makes apps that help consumers to actually be more active, this unique merger of two consumer-centric ...
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Top 5 Reasons Why Mobile Apps (Not Wearables) Are The Future Of Wellness

It’s been almost a year since we last published a blog post about how mobile apps are the future of consumer and enterprise wellness programs, and 12 months later, the data couldn’t be clearer – we continue to be headed down an app-centric path.  As ...
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Texting Turns 22 And Remains King

On December 3, 1992, the first ever short message service (SMS), or text message, was sent, making this nearly ubiquitous service 22 years old.  A short “merry christmas” was sent, and little did people know that quadrillions of text messages later, ...
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More Trackers, More Problems (For Employers)

Two weeks ago, we blogged about Fitbit’s three new activity trackers and what that means for corporate wellness programs.  In the competitive world of wearable devices, we shouldn’t be surprised about the recent product releases from Jawbone, Basis, ...
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Fitbit’s New Product Line and the Importance of BYOD Wellness

We recently tweeted about leaked photos and marketing materials for a new line of Fitbit activity trackers.  There is no longer a need to speculate because Fitbit officially released its new line of products – the Charge, Charge HR, and Surge.  In ...
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The Great Unbundling – The Case For The Multi-App Platform

“Mobile usage is meant to be fast and focused.”
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What Is Mobile Wellness and Why Does It Matter?

You’ve heard about mobile wellness, maybe you use mobile wellness – but what exactly is mobile wellness and more importantly, why is it important?
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Improving Health And Safety In The Trucking Industry

In recent weeks, there has been increased press and discussions on the trucking industry and the risks of driver fatigue.  Long hours on the road, often encouraged by pay per mile services, can result in truck drivers working without sufficient ...
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Wellable's Nick Patel Answers Your Questions

It’s an exciting time for wellness.  The recent influx of technology and a shifting healthcare landscape have contributed to a rapidly changing wellness industry.  We receive lots of questions from our clients and readers about various wellness ...
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