What is a Wearable?

Wearables are portable human activity trackers that measure vital statistics about your heart rate, activity, calories burned and even sleep quality.  The most common wearables on the market include Garmin, FitBit and Apple Watch.  The power and appeal of wearables lies in the real time data they provide about a persons current health status.  Simply knowing how many steps you've taken today or how many calories you've burned can help you make healthier choices tomorrow. 

Why Wearables?

Many employers have capitalized on the psychology of wearables to encourage employees to achieve their health and wellness goals by incorporating wearables in wellness programs and offering incentives for meeting activity goals.  In fact, a number of employers are offering wearables for free because of their potential to help employees make healthier lifestyle choices.   

Wearable devices have certainly come a long...