ShapeUp and Fitbit: Together At Last
Are you sitting down? You may want to, cause we’ve got some big news: ShapeUp is now fully integrated with Fitbit. We know, it’s a lot to take in. So let’s break it down for you.
Fitbit is a health gadget. Arguably the best health gadget there is. It is worn like a pedometer but does oodles more; aside from tracking steps, it can account for distance walked, activity intensity, sleep quality, and flights of stairs climbed. It is a bit of a genius.
And now ShapeUp participants get to use the Fitbit in the service of both their personal health and team challenges. Our software is now fully integrated with Fitbit’s, meaning that Fitbit wearers registered through ShapeUp will have their steps and exercise minutes automatically logged into the platform through any Fitbit charger, which doubles as a wireless hotspot. No need to sign in! No need to type a single keystroke! Just put on your Fitbit and walk some miles. All data from Fitbit devices will be 100% accurate, making it a reliable alternative to self-reported results.
There are four ways Fitbits are accessible to ShapeUp users:
1. Participants already own a Fitbit. Perfecto. Easily integrated in one easy step!
2. Participants decide to buy one. Links to purchase a Fitbit are included on our platform, making it as easy as possible for interested buyers to get a device.
3. Participants win one through ShapeUp/an employer. Many of our clients give Fitbits as prizes for participation or positive outcomes in wellness programs.
4. Employers buy them for employees. We actually cannot think of a better way to inspire engagement and participation.
We’re so pleased about this new partnership, as it makes ShapeUp even more accessible and easy for our users. In addition, it means that those with different device preferences can all work together on our platform, and boy do we ever like being inclusive. It’s a win-win-win. We love when that happens. And for these reasons, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Look for more integration announcements in 2012!