We’ve already seen a few high profile companies detail new corporate wellness programs that use the Apple Watch, and now Apple is promoting the initiative with a microsite dedicated to helping more companies launch their own Apple Watch corporate wellness programs. The move further promotes the Apple Watch as a health and fitness tracker with a focus on using it at work.
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Apple promotes apps including Vitality, Lose It!, and Virgin Pulse that are available on the Apple Watch and have been used in wellness programs so far. A dedicated email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) is also available for companies to contact Apple with when exploring an Apple Watch wellness program.
Apple Watch tracks steps, calories burned, and specific workouts which companies can incentivize to encourage healthy behavior and boost productivity. The microsite also highlights apps like Messages, Calendar, and Hours Tracker that can be used at work.
Apple says companies with fewer than 100 employees can start their own wellness program with Apple Watch by buying hardware at Apple Stores; companies with 100+ employees can contact Apple ahead of time.
Next, Apple says pick a wellness program focus and which apps will be used in the program. Finally, Apple offers personalized assistance for each employee in the wellness program as part of the initiative.
Earlier this year, healthcare company Aetna announced its own wellness program that relies on the Apple Watch to encourage activity and healthy living. Apple Watch Series 2 adds iPhone-free outdoor walk and run tracking with GPS and waterproof swim tracking.