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Garmin Corporate Wellness

02/19/16 @ 02:16 PM

Garmin has a unique role in the Corporate Wellness industry.

“The Garmin Health segment is on a mission to improve people’s health by providing world-class devices and a connected ecosystem,” says Allison Swelin, manager, Garmin Health sales and marketing. “Garmin vívofit® touts a year-long battery life and 5 ATM water resistance, which has been a game changer for increasing program adherence and driving long-term behavior change, when combined with one of our partner platforms. We’ve partnered with industry leaders like Shape Up, Cerner, KUMC, Blue Cross, Medidata and others to support a variety of use cases where vívo family devices can be used as a tool to support behavior change.”

Healthcare cost pressures and engagement continue to fuel the growth of corporate wellness programs. More and more, companies are offering their employees cash incentives and, in some cases, a vívo family device combined with access to an engagement platform such as Shape Up to validate their activity and earn rewards. The ultimate goal is to help employees develop lifelong habits for healthy living.  The Garmin “one size doesn’t fit all” approach aligns well with many organizations that are looking to provide their employees a personalized solution.