Walkingspree’s Corporate Activity Program Announces Open Connectivity

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Walkingspree, a nationally recognized corporate wellness firm based in San Antonio, Texas announces an open platform and connects with Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch and over a dozen different apps and devices.

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Walkingspree's open platform allows companies to consolidate the variety of devices already worn by their members into one client-branded platform. - Hiran Perera, Walkingspree, CEO

Walkingspree, a nationally recognized corporate wellness firm based in San Antonio, announces additional expansion to its (SaaS) Software as a Service platform providing its clients enhanced options with greater flexibility.

Walkingspree’s mobile and web-based platforms now connect with Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Withings, UnderArmour Band, Basis Peak, Jawbone, Misfit, and Xiaomi Mi Band. The SaaS company additionally connects Android Wear watches like Sony SmartWatch, LG Watch Urbane, Moto 360, Huawei Watch, Asus ZenWatch, Tag Heuer Connected and Fossil Q Founder. Users can continue syncing Apple iPhone’s native Health App for step tracking. Android phones connected to the Walkingspree platform include the latest models of Samsung, LG, Huawei, HTC and Xiaomi.

“Walkingspree’s powerful open platform allows organizations to consolidate the variety of devices already worn by members onto one client-branded platform,” explains Hiran Perera, Chief Executive Officer at Walkingspree. “The increasing popularity and selection of activity tracking devices gives our clients greater flexibility allowing employees to bring their own device into a company wellness program. Walkingspree connects to Apple Watches, Garmins, UnderArmour and other devices or smartphones, in addition to being a Fitbit corporate wellness partner. We even provide an employer-subsidized e-Store encouraging employee involvement. The online store allows participants to choose a new device or upgrade their Fitbit.”

Walkingspree’s Chief Technology Officer, Shivie Mannshahia explains the importance of validated data, saying, “Our open platform is designed to pull validated step data from various sources. We know clients frequently offer large incentives to participants so accuracy is critical. For this reason, we pull only validated data from Fitbit, Garmin and Apple platforms without relying on third party platforms. Some third party platforms may include invalidated data.” Mannshahia also states, “At Walkingspree, we ensure steps are not “double counted” when users wear a device and simultaneously track steps on their phone, as is often the case with Apple Watch and the original iPhone Health App. More and more innovative devices are being introduced, so we stay current with device technology providing loyal clients with accurate data and our members a great experience.”

Walkingspree’s program has historically achieved at least a 50 percent sign-up rate across the board, with high year-over-year program retention rates of approximately 70 percent. The company’s new open platform is just one more incentive companies can offer to keep employees moving and, in turn, control the rising cost of healthcare. Learn more about Walkingspree and its open platform at http://walkingspree.com.

About Walkingspree

Walkingspree specializes in custom walking programs where organizations are engaged and energized! The company offers two types of programs for corporations. Their Small Business Solutions program is ideal for companies with less than 500 employees and so flexible it sets up online in minutes. Walkingspree’s Enterprise Solution focuses on clients with over 500 members offering customization and more in-depth solutions specific to larger company / organizational needs. Both programs integrate individual fitness tracking into one solution and offer customizable mobile apps. As an industry leader with a proven, established track record, Walkingspree boosts workplace morale, reduces health care claims and delivers a strong ROI. Using Walkingspree, employers can combine Fitbit and Garmin devices along with other connected devices like Apple Watch and smartphones into one single client-branded platform. Hospital systems, city governments, financial institutions, non-profits, schools and many other organizations are already using Walkingspree’s custom walking programs. Learn more: http://walkingspree.com

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