Fitness wearables could lower insurance premiums
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Health insurers are starting to factor in data from fitness devices when looking at policy premiums.
For example, VitalityHealth has started to accept data from Garmin, Polar, and other major fitness monitoring devices. It even offers discounts to policyholders to purchase some of the units. Some major insurers will help create a health plan based on the data from these devices.