Fitbit vs. Virgin Pulse

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Fitbit
Score 7.2 out of 10
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Fitbit Care, from Google company Fitbit Health Solutions (acquired January 2021) is a workforce health and wellbeing solution designed to support a population’s physical health, their emotional wellbeing, their sense of feeling connected to one another, and their ability to make informed decisions about whether to come into the workplace—all critical components of what it means to be health and safe in today’s world. With the Fitbit Care Ready for Work version, employees can make more informed…N/A
Virgin Pulse
Score 6.0 out of 10
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Virgin Pulse is an online platform that encourages employees to cultivate productive daily habits and a healthy company culture. It aims to improve employee productivity and corporate performance by supporting employee wellness. The three core pieces of the platform are: a tracking system for personal and workplace wellness metrics, a hub that connects to other HR programs, and a rewards engine.N/A
Pricing
FitbitVirgin Pulse
Editions & Modules
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Pricing Offerings
FitbitVirgin Pulse
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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FitbitVirgin Pulse
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Fitbit

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Virgin Pulse
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FitbitVirgin Pulse
Small Businesses
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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Score 8.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises

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User Ratings
FitbitVirgin Pulse
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(5 ratings)
5.9
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
FitbitVirgin Pulse
Likelihood to Recommend
Google
The first scenario is that Fitbit allows our employees to see their exercise productivity in a day. The facility we are working in is a [healthcare-based] facility. We have staff that [is] constantly on the go. The device monitors their activity for personal knowledge and [professionalism]. Therefore, the employee can decide if they are doing enough exercise in a day or if they need more. As an employer, we like to have [documented] activity to provide a wellness benefit. The Fitbit provides us with ideas and tools to improve the health of our staff and to make exercise fun. Lastly, the other features that Fitbit has been extremely beneficial to our staff and residents. They can monitor things like sleep and healthy choices on their own. In addition, looking at [heart rate] and how that reflects on their activity.
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Virgin Pulse
It's well suited for businesses who are looking for a way to approach employee wellness in a fun and fresh manner. It also helps create a little more connection between teams within the business and across other departments.
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Pros
Google
  • Tracks Steps
  • Tracks Activities
  • Boosts motivation
  • Offers a variety and options to the user
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Virgin Pulse
  • AMAZING app
  • Great communications
  • Awesome compatibility across systems/apps
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Cons
Google
  • Ability to upload GPX tracks.
  • privacy protection to it’s customers.
  • Some of these locations and your biometric response you may be ok with Google knowing so that it can personalize your ads, but in many cases you may not want your activities tracked. It would be good for Fitbit to give its customers the power inside the mobile app to sort and allow which data is uploaded to it’s cloud before it leaves their device.
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Virgin Pulse
  • Sometimes, my Fitbit and even my Max device would have issues synching.
  • There weren't daily challenges, like the Fitbit. That made me have to use both apps, which was more work.
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Alternatives Considered
Google
The Fitbit is a complement and enhancement at the same time with those products.
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Virgin Pulse
DESTROYS the competition. I am so happy that Virgin Pulse took over the capabilities that Gilsbar was in charge of due to Gilsbar 's lack of user-friendly, up to date, technology.
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Return on Investment
Google
  • better business with clients
  • good health to employees
  • Employees are not sloppy
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Virgin Pulse
  • No ROI other than if the people chose not to use it, then the company saves money.
  • [I believe] it causes people's personal information to be disseminated without any concern.
  • [In my opinion,] they are not willing to help ever.
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