Fitbit Announces Health Partner Apps and Clock Faces Aimed to Improve Condition Management and Overall Health
Health apps will be available on Fitbit OS across Fitbit Ionic™ and Fitbit Versa™
LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Fitbit, Inc. (NYSE: FIT) the leading global wearables brand, today introduced new apps and clock faces to help people better manage their health, directly from the wrist. Built using Fitbit’s software development kit (SDK), the apps and clock faces will give Fitbit smartwatch users new options to improve wellness and help manage conditions, like diabetes and some types of cancer. Additionally, the apps will give health plans, employers and clinical researchers new opportunities to better support their users outside of a clinical environment, helping lead to positive health outcomes.
“Smartwatches provide a powerful platform to deliver important health tools that help our users manage conditions more conveniently than ever before. With these apps and clock faces, we continue to deliver on our promise to bring important health information to the wrist,” said James Park, co-founder and CEO of Fitbit. “With our strong consumer engagement, cross-platform compatibility, and intuitive software and services we have become a wearable partner of choice for leaders across the healthcare industry. Together, we aim to inspire positive behavior change that can ultimately improve health outcomes and reduce costs.”
Additions will include new tools from healthcare leaders like Diplomat, the nation’s largest independent provider of specialty pharmacy services and leading health and well-being company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and will complement other developer apps available in the Fitbit Gallery, such as: Air Index, Blood Donor, Pill Tracker and Water Logged. More than 18,000 developers have joined Fitbit’s developer community and are actively creating content. Through the SDK, developers are finding new ways to meet the needs of people across the continuum of care.
“People with chronic and rare diseases face numerous hurdles, from juggling complex treatment plans to navigating their own healthcare benefits. At Diplomat, our goal is to provide innovative tools and services to patients,” said Jeff Park, Interim CEO of Diplomat. “With this specialty pharmacy patient engagement tool, oncology patients would have a more intuitive way to manage their therapy regimen.”
New health apps and clock faces include:
Limeade: An employee engagement company, Limeade integrates well-being, engagement, inclusion, aggregation and social recognition software into one seamless experience. The Limeade app and a clock face onFitbit smartwatches will include quick surveys and daily tips to help improve well-being. Available this week on Fitbit Ionic and Versa.