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What should I know about using my Fitbit device with the UnitedHealthcare (UHC) Motion program?

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Use your Fitbit device to track progress toward daily activity goals and earn financial rewards in the UnitedHealthcare Motion program. For more information about wellness programs, see What should I know about participating in a wellness program?

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What is the UnitedHealthcare Motion program?

UnitedHealthcare Motion is a program that rewards participants for walking by reducing out-of-pocket medical expenses. Wear your Fitbit device and earn financial rewards when you reach at least one goal per day. 

To participate in the UnitedHealthcare motion, you must have the FIT UHC app installed on your Fitbit device and the UHC Motion app installed on your phone. For more information, see How do I set up my Fitbit device for the UnitedHealthcare Motion program?

What are the daily goals of the UnitedHealthcare Motion program?

To earn rewards in the UnitedHealthcare Motion program, you must reach at least 1 goal of frequency, intensity, or tenacity (FIT), per day:

  • Frequency: Complete 500 steps in 7 minutes, 6 times per day, at least 1 hour apart.
  • Intensity: Complete 3,000 steps in 30 minutes.
  • Tenacity: Complete at least 10,000 steps.

Note that if you participate in the UnitedHealthcare Motion program through your employer or healthcare provider, the goals for your program may be slightly different.

For more information on the FIT daily goals, visit the UnitedHealthcare Motion website.

Which Fitbit devices can I use in the UnitedHealthcare Motion program?

Use Fitbit Charge 2, Fitbit Charge 3, or Fitbit Inspire HR to reach your daily goals for the UnitedHealthcare Motion program.

The FIT UHC app on your device shows your progress toward your three daily goals. To see your program history, use the UHC Motion app on your phone, or visit the UnitedHealthcare Motion website.

How do I set up my Fitbit device for the UnitedHealthcare Motion program?

Choose a section below to set up your Fitbit device to use in the UnitedHealthcare Motion program. If you have trouble setting up or linking your UnitedHealthcare Motion and Fitbit accounts, visit the UnitedHealthcare Motion program support page.

If you purchased your device through the UnitedHealthcare Motion program:
  1. Download the UHC Motion app to your phone from the Apple App Store or Google Play, and log in to your UnitedHealthcare account.
  2. Set up your Fitbit device in the Fitbit app. For more information, see How do I set up my Fitbit device?
  3. When prompted, enter your login information for your UnitedHealthcare account. 
  4. Choose which Fitbit data you want to share with the UHC Motion app, or tap Allow All.
  5. Tap Allow, and then sync your Fitbit device with the Fitbit app. 
If you purchased your device outside of the UnitedHealthcare Motion program:
  1. Download the UHC Motion app to your phone from the App Store or Google Play, and log in to your UnitedHealthcare account.
  2. If this is your first time using the app, tap I’m Ready. If you’ve used the app before tap More, or the menu icon in the corner.
  3. Tap Set up a new tracker > Fitbit > your device image.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to link your UnitedHealthcare account to your Fitbit account. 
  5. Open the Fitbit app and sync to see the FIT UHC app on your device.

Can I turn on reminders to move while I participate in the UnitedHealthcare Motion program?

Reminders to move are automatically turned off when you participate in the UnitedHealthcare Motion program, so you can focus on reaching your daily FIT goals. If you want to receive reminders to move, you can turn them on in the Fitbit app. For more information, see What is a Fitbit reminder to move?

Can I participate in Fitbit challenges while I'm in the UnitedHealthcare Motion program?

You can use all Fitbit features while participating in the UnitedHealthcare Motion program, including challenges. For more information, see What should I know about Fitbit challenges?

Where can I see my UnitedHealthcare Motion program achievements?

See your UnitedHealthcare motion rewards and achievements on your dashboard in the UHC Motion mobile app, or visit the UnitedHealthcare Motion website.
Last updated: September 18, 2019
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