Wearable fitness leader Fitbit today announce the next phase of its integration with UnitedHealthcare Motion by offering Fitbit Charge 3 as a buy-up option to eligible program participants. Fitbit Inspire HR™, Fitbit’s first device designed to meet the specific needs of the healthcare industry, will also be offered to program participants later this year. This integration builds on Fitbit’s history of working with UnitedHealthcare; Charge 2 was the first wearable device offered as a buy-up option for Motion program participants in 2017.
UnitedHealthcare Motion Program Background
UnitedHealthcare Motion is an employer-sponsored wearable device walking program that encourages participants to move more and monitor their activity levels, with the potential to earn more than $1,000 per year by meeting certain daily walking goals. The program is available for purchase by employers of all sizes across the country, enabling participants to earn a quarterly incentive that is deposited into health reimbursement accounts (HRAs) or health savings accounts (HSAs), as applicable.
Benefits of Integration
The addition of Charge 3 builds on Fitbit’s history of working with UnitedHealthcare to help eligible program participants monitor progress toward daily walking goals from the wrist. Charge 2 was the first wearable device offered as a buy-up option for UnitedHealthcare Motion program participants in 2017. Charge 3 is now available for purchase to UnitedHealthcare Motion program participants; those who already own the device can also use it as part of the program. Later this year, Fitbit Inspire HRTM, Fitbit’s lower priced and stylish device designed to meet the needs of the healthcare industry is also expected to be offered to UnitedHealthcare Motion program participants.
UnitedHealthcare Motion Program Success
On average, active UnitedHealthcare Motion participants log nearly 12,000 steps per day, more than double the number of the average American adult. To date, program participants have walked a combined 272 billion steps and earned more than $43 million in incentives.
“Digital health solutions such as UnitedHealthcare Motion offer valuable and measurable benefits to help motivate and engage people to take control of their health journey,” said Paul Sterling, vice president of emerging products for UnitedHealthcare. “Wearable device options like the Charge 3 are an important resource to help drive participation and engagement in our program, particularly among people managing chronic conditions.”