The Wellable Blog

Fitbit Gets Into The Smartwatch App Game

Fitbit announced the first major update to its Fitbit OS software that runs on its flagship Ionic smartwatch. The update brings Fitbit Ionic users access to more than 100 data-rich clock faces and more than 60 apps. Fitbit was nice enough to create ...
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Study: 60% Of Users Stick With Wearable Devices For At Least Six Months

In the most extensive study of its kind to evaluate how sticky wearables can be in wellness programs that focus on step-counting, Dr. Mitesh Patel and his team from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School ...
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Study: Fitness Apps Grew By 330% Between 2014 and 2017

Apps are ubiquitous in everyday lives; they have become the primary tools for communicating, navigating, working, and entertaining. With the rise of fitness apps, smartphones are also helping individuals improve their health and wellness through a ...
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Apple Watch Series 3 Continues Fitness Focus, Doubles Down On Heart Rate, ...

As expected, the Apple Event yesterday included a round of new and exciting products. This season had a heavy focus on entertainment, photography, and most importantly, health and fitness.  Below are some of the highlights of the new Apple Watch ...
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Virtual Reality Games For Employee Fitness – Yay Or Nay?

We had a great podcast with Dr. Jimmy Bagley, a researcher in this study. Check it out here! High-end virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive made it to the market last year, introducing endless possibilities for immersive ...
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Fitbit, Garmin Launch New Wearable Devices Ahead Of Holiday Season

As the upcoming holiday season approaches, leading wearable device companies are announcing new devices with minor and major updates relative to current product lines. Below is a quick overview of what to expect from the next generation of wearable ...
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Employee Wellness Can Learn From Why Millennials Use Multiple Apps For ...

Millennials' brand loyalty (or lack thereof) has always been a headache for companies trying to connect and understand their preferences and needs. Unfortunately, most employee wellness program coordinators know all too well that this struggle does ...
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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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