SAN FRANCISCO – Fitbit will add its Fitbit Charge 2 to the recently expanded UnitedHealthcare Motion wellness program, powered by Qualcomm Life.
UnitedHealthcare Motion is an employer-sponsored wearable device wellness program that enables members to track their fitness using a set of activity goals called F.I.T. (frequency, intensity and tenacity). Participants earn financial rewards by achieving fitness goals.
“It’s a demonstration of Fitbit’s commitment to delivering innovative solutions that combine the power of technology with insights to help people take a more proactive role in their health and offer motivation to reach their goals,” said James Park, Fitbit co-founder and CEO, in a statement.
The customized Fitbit Charge 2 will enable participants to earn up to $4 per day in credits by achieving fitness goals such as: completing 300 steps in five minutes, one hour apart, at least six times per day; completing 3,000 steps in 30 minutes, at least once per day; and completing at least 10,000 steps per day.
The Fitbit Charge 2 features automatic activity and sleep tracking; continuous heart rate tracking; a personalized view of cardio fitness; personalized guided breathing; and smart notifications, including call, text and calendar alerts.
The recently announced expansion of UnitedHealthcare Motion will enable participants to earn up to $1,500 in Health Savings Account or Health Reimbursement Account credits per year.
“Studies estimate that if a company can increase its active employee percentage from one-third to two-thirds, the total health care costs could be reduced significantly,” said Dr. Richard Migliori, UnitedHealth Group’s chief medical officer.