TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) as we speak introduced that JMDC (TOKYO: 4483) would be the unique distributor of Fitbit Premium, Fitbit’s paid membership service, for enterprise clients in Japan.
JMDC, one in all Japan’s largest medical database suppliers, has supplied Fitbit units (trackers and smartwatches) to its enterprise clients (payers, corporations specializing in company wellness, and personal insurers) since 2016, and can supply Fitbit Premium to its enterprise clients in Japan beginning as we speak.
Fitbit Premium offers customized, actionable steerage to assist folks transfer extra, sleep higher and eat effectively. Premium membership consists of custom-made applications, superior analytics, private insights, exercises, new challenges, new key well being metrics, well being experiences and extra – multi functional place within the Fitbit app. Fitbit Premium can even offer localised applications in Japanese for sleep, vitamin and mind-fullness from companions like Asken, Croix and Neurospace. Fitbit Premium has already reached greater than 500,000 paid subscribers in lower than a 12 months since launch.
In keeping with the Ministry of Well being, Labour and Welfare, Japan continues to see healthcare expenditure attain document highs, with an estimated ¥42.6 trillion (USD 385.9 billion) spent in 20181 to assist a quickly getting old inhabitants. Japanese employers pay a good portion of those healthcare prices and, in response, many corporations have stepped up their efforts to enhance office well being and wellness, with robust assist and recognition from the federal government.2
“In recent times, Japanese organisations have grow to be more and more devoted to enhancing the well being and well-being of their staff and members, and Fitbit’s revolutionary wearables and supportive international group make us a pure companion to assist enterprise clients obtain these objectives,” mentioned Steve Morley, Vice President of Worldwide Well being Options & Normal Supervisor Asia Pacific at Fitbit. “Via our work with a strategic companion like JMDC and our community of distributors, we now have made vital strides in direction of making well being and wellness extra accessible and achievable for everybody in Japan. By increasing our enterprise partnership with JMDC to incorporate Fitbit Premium, we can supply additional motivation and assist to assist drive constructive well being outcomes for much more folks.”
“I’m really grateful to have been in a position to enter this partnership with Fitbit, a world-leading firm within the area of wearable units. With company wellness ‘Kenko-Keiei’ rising in Japan, we at the moment are in a position to present extra refined wearable options than ever earlier than. We’ll proceed to contribute to the promotion of private well being, and on the identical time, we are going to proceed to develop additional options utilizing the insights gathered by way of wearable units and choices such a Fitbit Premium,” mentioned Matsushima Yosuke, President and CEO, JMDC.
Fitbit was first launched in Japan in 2014, and as we speak Fitbit works with practically 300 Japanese enterprise clients throughout a variety of industries to offer well being and wellness options that assist drive significant engagement, higher well being outcomes, and constructive returns for employers, well being insurers, and payers.
Traditionally, JMDC has targeted on the well being promotion enterprise for medical health insurance affiliation shoppers, nevertheless, JMDC plans to boost its provision of companies that concentrate on features resembling train, sleep, meditation, preventive psychological well being, within the company wellness area with Fitbit Premium. Fitbit Premium can be a core service providing for JMDC’s enterprise clients. This partnership will significantly broaden its enterprise within the area of well being administration for its company shoppers.
organizations are invited to pre-register their curiosity by contacting https://fitbit.jmdc.co.jp/
Fitbit helps folks lead more healthy, extra lively lives by empowering them with information, inspiration and steerage to achieve their objectives. Fitbit designs merchandise and experiences that monitor and supply motivation for on a regular basis well being and health. Fitbit’s numerous line of revolutionary and standard merchandise embrace Fitbit Sense™, the Fitbit Versa™ household of smartwatches, Fitbit Charge 4™, Fitbit Inspire 2™, and Fitbit Ace 2™ exercise trackers, and Fitbit Aria Air sensible scale. Fitbit merchandise are carried in roughly 39,000 retail shops and in 100+ nations across the globe. The Fitbit platform delivers customized experiences, insights and steerage by way of main software program and interactive instruments, together with the Fitbit app and Fitbit OS for smartwatches. Fitbit’s paid subscription service, Fitbit Premium, offers superior analytics and actionable steerage within the Fitbit app that can assist you attain your well being and health objectives. Fitbit Well being Options develops well being and wellness options designed to assist enhance engagement, enhance well being outcomes, and drive a constructive return for employers, well being plans and well being techniques.
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Established in 2002. JMDC’s mission is “Leveraging information and ICT options to create a sustainable nationwide healthcare system”. JMDC is a pioneer within the area of healthcare huge information with proprietary know-how in information anonymization processing and information evaluation and aggregation. Primarily based on evaluation of over 540 million Well being Insurance coverage (Payer’s) Claims Information and over 26 million Well being Examination Information (as of March 2020), it engages in well being promotion for payers, security analysis and well being financial evaluation prescribed drugs and different info companies. JMDC proceed creating service of well being promotion such consists of Pep Up, a private well being document service aimed toward selling wellness that employs a single well being indicator (well being age), and in different methods strives to create a sustainable healthcare system harnessing the leveraging information and ICT ‘(info and communication applied sciences) options.