For the first time, Apple Watch® will be integrated into UnitedHealthcare Motion®, a national digital wellness program that provides people with financial incentives for meeting daily walking goals.
After paying tax and shipping, eligible UnitedHealthcare plan participants will be able to receive and start using the Apple Watch later this year, with the option to apply program earnings toward the full purchase of the device. UnitedHealthcare Motion participants who already own an Apple Watch may also be able to use it with the program.
The world’s No. 1 smart watch is a health and fitness companion with intelligent coaching features, water resistance and, now with Apple Watch Series 3, it also features an altimeter. The program’s walking goals are set in the UnitedHealthcare Motion app, which is integrated with Apple’s HealthKit to use data from the Apple Watch to track daily activity.
Since UnitedHealthcare Motion’s inception, participants have collectively walked more than 180 billion steps and earned nearly $30 million in rewards. Among eligible employees, 66 percent registered their devices, with nearly two-thirds of those active with the program.