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Do Wearables Actually Advance Corporate Wellness?

Anne-Marie Kirby - in Wearable Devices

A lot of people are looking at their wrists these days and the gesture usually has nothing to do with checking the time. Instead, they’re consulting their wearable device to find out how many steps they’ve taken, stairs they’ve climbed, calories they’ve…

Fitbit wearable fitness tracker

Don’t Expect a Fitbit under the Tree this Year

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Wearable Devices

Last week, Fitbit – makers of the popular wearable fitness tracker – released their third quarter earnings report showing revenue up 23 percent to a total of $504 million, resulting in investor earnings increases up 19 cents per share. However, just ten…

The Validation Myth: Why Devices Don’t Close the Honesty Gap

Dean Witherspoon - in Wearable Devices

We’re surprised how often we hear HR folks (and even the occasional seasoned wellness pro) suggest that requiring wellness challenge participants to wear a Fitbit® — or Jawbone®, Garmin®, or any of dozens of other devices — will prevent cheating.…

Wearables Join Team USA in Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games

by Seth Golbe - in Wearable Devices

The 2016 Olympic Games will be the first in a post-wearable world. While some devices were available for the 2012 games in London, in Rio many athletes are utilizing wearables to help improve their training. It is the access to new metrics and the precision…

Basis Peak smartwatches were recalled this week due to overheating issues that “could result in burns or blisters on the skin surface”

Basis Peak Fitness Trackers Recalled for Overheating

by Daniel Pyne - in Wearable Devices

Intel-owned Basis Peak smartwatches were recalled this week due to overheating issues that “could result in burns or blisters on the skin surface” according to Josh Walden, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Intel New Technology Group in a post…

Should employees who use fitness trackers be promoted over those who don't?

Fitness Trackers in the Workplace: Should You be Promoted for Wearing One?

by Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Wearable Devices

As reported by Readwrite News, an increasing number of employees are wearing health tracking devices in the workplace in an attempt to improve productivity levels. A recent study conducted by Rackspace seems to support this theory. The study, which included…

Technology and Marijuana: A Workplace Combination?

by Nicole C. Baldwin - in Wearable Devices

The world is changing. Wearable technology is experiencing rapid growth that is helping companies track and measure employee activities. There’s also new legislation related to controlled substances like marijuana may have a profound effect on the workplace.…

Survey Highlights State of Wearables in the Workplace

by Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Wearable Devices

The recently released The State of Wearables in the Workplace survey, conducted by the Corporate Health & Wellness Association provides readers a unique glimpse into how employers currently use and think about wearable devices in the workplace. “We are…

Women in Wellness - Tory Burch, Wellness Pioneer, Health Champion, Fashion designer, Businesswoman, and Philanthropist

Powerful Women in Corporate Wellness – Tory Burch

Because wellness is so often associated with strength, what do strong women offer to the world of wellness? What strong women offer their families, their work and communities when it comes to wellness can be life altering. Women who with dogged determination…

What does Fitbit data hack mean for corporate wellness?

Is Fitbit Next Victim of Cyber-Attack? What Does this Mean for Future of Wearables?

Fitbit celebrates a banner year in 2015—the company’s IPO raised $841 million and sold $1.8 billion worth of merchandise.  It also made strides

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Wearable Devices are Here to Stay

Healther Egan Sussman - in Column, Wearable Devices

More than a decade ago, “dual-use” devices (meaning, one device used for both work and personal reasons) began creeping into workplaces around the globe. Some employees insisted on bringing their fancy new smart phones from home to replace the company-issued…

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