Apple Watch® now compatible with UnitedHealthcare Motion®

For the first time, Apple Watch is now part of UnitedHealthcare Motion, a national wearable device program that enables eligible plan participants to earn over $1,000 per year by meeting certain daily walking goals*. 

Program participants can now use their Apple Watch or shop for a new one, with the ability to select the “Walk-it-Off” option to own the device – with a zero balance – after approximately six months of meeting required daily walking goals. 

Apple Watch Device Payment Options

  • Program participants have the option to pay the full price of Apple Watch; or 
  • Receive and start using the device (initially only paying tax and shipping) and then applying program rewards toward the purchase price

Since the inception of UnitedHealthcare Motion, participants have collectively walked more than 235 billion steps and earned nearly $38 million in rewards. Current program participants walk an average of nearly 12,000 steps a day**, more than twice the approximately 5,200 steps a day logged by the average American adult.1

To learn more about UnitedHealthcare Motion and the new collaboration with Apple, go to or click here for a downloadable infographic. 

*Financial incentives may be less due to limits under applicable laws.
**Results based on 2018 internal analysis of program participants.

Bassett, David R., Holly R. Wyatt, Helen Thompson, John C. Peters, and James O. Hill. 2010. “Pedometer-Measured Physical Activity and Health Behaviors in U.S. Adults:” Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise42 (10): 1819–25.