Wearable fitness devices may be gaining ground but at least one benefits professional expresses doubts about their viability in workplace wellness programs.

In 2014, approximately 42 million wearable wireless sports, fitness and wellness devices are expected to be shipped worldwide, according to data from technology market-intelligence company ABI Research. And the recent announcement that social media giant Facebook is set to purchase Moves, a motion tracking app for Android and iPhone, will likely fuel even further interest in digital health and activity monitoring applications.

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