The Well One Scores
The Health Score is a scientifically calculated number from 1 (Low) to 1,000 (Excellent), and it is based on your feelings, physicality and lifestyle. Well One also has a separate financial wellbeing score providing you with a score between 1 (Low) to 1,000 (Excellent), which draws on consumer financial research. Well One helps you to keep track of your physical activity and provides a good directional indicator of how your health and wellbeing is evolving over time.
If you can measure health, you can manage it!
With the explosion of health and fitness-related wearable devices and applications on the market, it has never been easier for people to get access to a variety of health and fitness related data. However, handling and making sense out of large amounts of data without any support can be difficult.
This is where the Well One Health Score comes in. It simplifies your health status into just one number so that it can be universally understood. Fundamentally, the Well One Health Score is based on who you are (physical health), how you feel (mental wellbeing) and how you live (lifestyle).
The Well One Health Score is a scientifically calculated number from 1 (Low) to 1,000 (Excellent). It moves up or down in real-time, depending on how your physical, mental or lifestyle data changes.
The Well One Health Score is based on over 300 million person-years of clinical data. It was developed by health tech specialists dacadoo in collaboration with a leading professor and former long-term scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston.
Low: 0 – 479
Fair: 480 – 549
Good: 550 – 609
Very Good: 610 – 679
Excellent: 680 – 1000
If your Health Score is low or fair it means that there is room for improvement. If you have a good or very good Health Score, you are on the right path to enhancing your overall wellbeing. If you reach an excellent Health Score, congratulations – make sure you keep up the good work.
When you sign up on Well One you enter four data points (age, gender, height and weight) followed by a short health assessment including 14 questions to obtain your first personal Well One Health Score. All other data points for the calculation of the Well One Health Score are automatically imputed with estimated average values initially. Over time, the more data you provide the more accurate and personal your Health Score will become.
It is commonly accepted that a healthy lifestyle can reduce your risk of illness in later life. Wellbeing is a complex subject, but it can be broadly broken down into the following dimensions: physical wellbeing, emotional wellbeing, social wellbeing, work life wellbeing, and financial wellbeing. Well One supports all of these dimensions by analysing data from eight factors that impact health: physical health, mental wellbeing, financial health, activity, nutrition, mindfulness, sleep and self-control. Adjustments to each of these factors influence the other factors, and in turn, your overall level of wellbeing. Positive changes to your lifestyle can have wide-ranging health benefits but ultimately, change can only be implemented by you.
Empowering you to manage your own health and wellbeing has obvious benefits. Well One works as a health coach in your pocket, motivating you to keep going, rewarding you for your successes and helping you to achieve your goals.
In the past few years we have seen a “consumerisation” of medical devices, as there has been an explosion of health and fitness-related wearable devices and applications on the market. Many consumer electronics vendors have launched step counters, digital weighing scales, blood pressure monitors, activity bands and smart watches, moving the wearables market to the mass market. It has never been easier for people to get easy access to a variety of health and fitness-related data, but this is also a problem, as no one can handle a multitude of data and often people do not know how to put the data points into a larger context.
If health and wellbeing remain intangible, it is difficult to work with them. Conceptually, if you can measure it, you can work with it. So, you need something that retrieves the intelligence out of all these data points and provides a visual and easy to understand status of where an individual is positioned in terms of his/her current health and wellbeing.
That is what the Well One Health Score does, as it simplifies the health status of individuals into just one number so that it can be universally understood. It measures the overall health and wellbeing of a person, based on physical health, mental wellbeing and lifestyle (activity, nutrition, mindfulness, sleep and self- control). When tracked over time, it offers a good indicator of how a person’s health and wellbeing is evolving. The Well One Health Score is a number from 1 (low) to 1000 (high) and it moves up or down in real-time, depending on how your body, mental wellbeing or lifestyle data changes. Think of it as your own personal stock quote of your health and wellbeing in real-time, like a stock quote on a stock exchange.
Well One decided to go for a score and not an age-related measure (such as bio age, real age, etc.) for two very important reasons: we wanted an indicator where older people could compare themselves to younger people, and men could compare themselves to women. To do so, we went through a mathematical process called equalisation for age and gender.
No, the Well One Health Score is not a diagnostic tool and does not substitute the diagnosis of your medical professional.
The Well One Health Score is an indicator of your current health and wellbeing and the Well One health engagement solution is a lifestyle product which allows you to manage your personal health and wellbeing in an easy and fun way. To be active and help you remain engaged, Well One applies motivation techniques from behavioural science and popular online games and uses social dynamics from groups and social networks. The result: you get real-time virtual coaching and feedback from the Well One Health Navigator which combines these advanced techniques to make it work you.
The health benefits of physical activity are determined by sustained activity over time, not by a single workout.
This is implemented in Well One through a type of averaging procedure (called exponentially-weighted moving average) that looks back at your activities over the past 60 days. Because of this, if a workout you do today consumes less energy than your current average, your score will drop, as it should. Like everything else in Well One, your activity score is a correct and medically realistic measure of your present and future health.
The Well One Health Score is a science-based number based on several longitudinal clinical studies. Gender at birth has been shown to be a relevant factor in a variety of clinical situations from predicting disease risks, over pharmacodynamics to adherence to interventions.
As a lot of the studies that are foundational to the Well One models stratify their results by gender at birth, so do we in order to provide more personalised risk assessments and, in turn, scores.
We understand and support people whose current gender is not the same as their sex at birth. While identifying as another gender does not have a profound influence on one’s body, undergoing gender-affirming care such as hormone replacement therapy certainly does. Well One currently does not (yet) provide the option to enter such information into the app. The reason for that is not our unwillingness to make Well One more inclusive but simply the lack of high-quality data that would be needed to model the impact of gender-affirming care on the Health Score correctly. We believe that it would be wrong to model a Health Score impact that is not based on high quality scientific data, and also, we do not want to allow the user to provide this information without using it for our calculations, as this would create a false sense of granularity that we cannot offer (yet). However, we closely follow the scientific literature and will provide features to address this gap as soon as sufficient scientific data is available.
The CFPB Financial Wellbeing Scale is:
- A consumer-driven measure based on a definition of financial wellbeing that draws on insights from both consumers and financial practitioners. Evaluation of scale items included cognitive interviewing and testing to ensure accurate comprehension of questions, as well as review by academic experts.
- A measurement tool developed over multiple waves of quantitative testing using both classical scale development methods and state-of-the-art Item Response Theory (IRT) techniques to identify appropriate items and how best to combine those items to produce reliable scores of the financial wellbeing construct.
- A common metric adjusted for age group and mode of administration that allows an “apples-to-apples” comparison of scores across consumers. It can also be used to assess a consumer’s current state of financial wellbeing, to track their progress over time, and to understand how other factors, including program interventions, affect financial wellbeing.
- Answers to the questions are scored using a scale that has been produced by CFBP and rigorously tested to ensure it gives an accurate indication of a score that is representative of a person’s attitude and feelings about their finances and how they manage their actual affairs
No, information is not shared with any external agencies.
No, the financial wellbeing content in Well One offers practical guidance and information not financial advice.
The score ranges from 1 to 1000 and the higher the score the better your financial wellbeing is likely to be. Scores can vary partly due to age and experience so getting a low score initially might mean that you are starting on a journey to good financial wellbeing. Working through the four goals will help you improve your score and get a good foundation in place to make sure you are managing your financial affairs.
Tracking with Well One and connected Devices/Apps
On Well One you can track over 100 different indoor and outdoor fitness activities directly via the integrated tracker in the Well One mobile app (iPhone, Android) by clicking on the Track menu item.
In the Track menu, you select your activity by clicking on the Change Activity button or by clicking directly on the fitness activity icon on the screen. You will see the list of available activities that can be tracked on Well One. Some of these activities show a compass icon to signal that they are GPS-based activities. Select the activity and then click on Start to begin tracking your activity live.
If you have already completed a workout and would like to add it manually, click on Add Activity Manually and enter the data there.
In addition to tracking directly with the Well One mobile app (iPhone, Android), Well One supports many of the popular fitness tracking devices and apps available from third parties. Check out the Q&A question: “Connecting third party devices and apps”.
Well One contains an algorithm to detect double counting of workouts and remove duplicate workouts. With the ability to connect various tracking devices and apps, users often forget that they track activities on different trackers in parallel. For instance, if they carry an external step counter which is connected to Well One, and if they track in parallel running on Well One. This would be double counting of a running activity. This needs to be detected and the duplicate needs to be removed.
Well One computes a daily summary of activities. The summary collects the user’s workouts and activity data for a specific day. By collecting all workouts and activities of one day, Well One can verify if certain workouts and activities overlap in time. If two workouts overlap, only the workout with the higher burned normalized energy (measured in MET h) will be displayed on Well One.
Some external devices/apps do transfer step data multiple times a day including time information via their connection. This helps Well One to do an exact overlap calculation and therefore be very precise in the removal of duplicate workouts and activities.
Other external devices/apps however, still provide us with only one daily transfer of step data via their connection and without any time information. In these cases, the overlap calculation is less precise. A daily step count might overlap with an intense workout tracked on Well One, so the latter will be preferred to steps because of the higher energy burned.
These are the reasons why sometimes, only a partial transfer of steps from the external device/app is transferred to Well One.
iPhone: If you have an iPhone 5S or newer, you can also track steps directly via the Apple Health App (HealthKit), as the iPhone has a built-in step counter chip.
Once you have linked Well One to the Apple Health app (see step-by-step guide here), open the Apple Health app on your iPhone and follow the steps below:
- Click on Sources
- Click on Well One
- Go to the section “ALLOW WELL ONE TO READ DATA” and activate Steps.
Android: If you own a compatible Android device, you can activate automatic step tracking by following the steps below:
- Open the side menu
- Click on settings
- Click on the APP
- Activate ‘Automatic step counter’
The manual entry of fitness activities, steps and sleep data can be done on the mobile app Well One.
Follow the steps below to manually add a fitness activity:
Step 1: Click/tap on “Add Activity Manually”.
Step 2: Search for the desired activity from the list of available fitness activities by either scrolling/swiping up and down the list, or by using the search functionality, and then by tapping/clicking to select.
Step 3: Enter the required data points, such as date, time, duration, and/or distance, elevation and heart rate (if available).
Step 4: You can choose to add a picture to the workout by taking a photo or uploading a picture from the photo library on your smartphone and you can write a comment and add a feeling if you like.
Step 5: Click on “Send”. This buttonwill only become active if there is enough data to save the activity.
Follow the steps below to manually add body values:
Step 1: Click on “Add Body Values” on the mobile app and you will be redirected to the Body section on the “Me” page.
Step 2: Click directly on the value you would like to change, and in doing so the data entry wheel will open to allow you to enter the required value.
Follow the steps below to manually add sleep data:
Step 1: Click on “Add Sleep” on the mobile app.
Step 2: Enter the required data points (date, duration in bed, duration asleep and number of times awoken). These four data points are needed as a minimum to activate the “Save” button.
Step 3: Click on “Save” and the manual entry will be logged and visible in the sleep journal on “Me”, “Lifestyle” and “Sleep”.
Well One provides flexibility in how you can track your lifestyle activities. In addition to tracking your activities directly with the integrated tracker in the Well One mobile app (iPhone and Android), Well One allows you to connect to many other fitness tracking devices and apps from third parties. You can also connect third party digital weighing scales, blood pressure monitors and heart rate bands with Well One.
All device and app connections are done directly on the Well One mobile app (iPhone and Android)
Well One is fully enabled for Apple Health app (HealthKit) . If you own an iPhone 5s or newer, you can synchronise your health data with Well One. You are always in control of what data you would like to synchronise with Well One.
Please click here to access the step-by-step guide on how to connect your Apple Health app with Well One.
If you own an iPhone, you can use Siri to give voice-based commands to Well One.
You can start your workouts using voice-based commands by telling Siri to start walking, running, cycling, etc.
For Siri to understand your command, you need to say:
“Start NAME OF ACTIVITY with Well One”, or
“Start NAME OF ACTIVITY workout with Well One”.
For example, if you say: “Start walking with Well One” then Siri will open the Well One app and immediately start recording your walking activity! You can also use Siri when you already have the Well One app open.
Currently we the following activities activated for Siri: walking, running, cycling, mountain biking, tennis, golf, yoga, aerobics, treadmill and gym workouts.
Different vendors have different approaches on how data is sent to Well One, and many of the vendors do not send historical data.
For the large majority of third party devices/apps, Well One imports your data from the moment you have connected your device or app to Well One. For some devices who do allow the integration of historic data, Well One will integrate it. This is the case with TomTom (integrates 30 days’ history) and Garmin devices (integrates up to 100 items).
Well One connects to many popular fitness tracking devices and apps from third parties.
It is important to note that Well One only integrates raw data such as steps, heart rate, etc. from third party devices and apps. The calculation of energy models and calories burnt is done by Well One, as it is important for Well One to remain consistent in how your workouts are calculated across various fitness tracking sources. As vendors of tracking devices and apps use different energy models, this leads to there being differences between their data and the data seen on Well One.
There is no global standard regarding how energy conversion is calculated from the number of steps. There are numerous models which differ, among other things, with respect to the input data used and the quality of the results. Simple models consider only the number of steps, while more complex models also consider inputs such as speed and route.
For us at Well One it is important to perform the energy calculation directly on our platform. We do this to maintain the integrity of the Health Score and the challenges we run on our platform. It would be unfavourable to use Tracker X instead of Tracker Y because Tracker X’s energy model is “more generous” in energy calculation.
As part of our activity, we therefore regularly work on energy models and choose the best possible one.
You can delete your tracked workout directly on the Well One mobile app (iPhone, Android) on the trash icon/delete button.
The Well One mobile app is available for iPhone and for Android smartphones in 15 languages (English (US), English (UK), German, French, French Canadian, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese from respective app stores.
MET (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) is a measure to estimate the energy cost of physical activity, independent of weight, where 1 MET = 1 kcal/kg/h. It is also known as “normalised energy”. This measure was introduced by Stanford University in California and has been used globally for more than 30 years.
The MET values used on Well One are based on the Compendium of Physical Activity that has been developed by Stanford University:
The scientific basis for the nutrition engine is the Mediterranean Diet (MD). There is a large body of solid scientific evidence that recommends the health advantages of the MD. Adherence to the MD results in an improvement of risk factors such as insulin resistance, high blood pressure, and blood sugar or impaired blood lipids. Eating and drinking according to the MD is also associated with a reduction in morbidity and mortality from major chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Well One complements questions assessing the adherence to the MD with questions from other validated questionnaires (e.g. the “Mindful Eating” questionnaire). This allows expanding the applicability of the nutrition questionnaire to a larger (also non-Mediterranean) population and allows for the widening of the dietary and behavioral dimensions to additional foods and eating habits.
“Mindful Eating” describes a non-judgmental awareness of physical and emotional sensations associated with eating. While questions about the MD give information on what the user eats, the validated “Mindful Eating” questionnaire provides insights as to how, when and why the user eats or drinks. With this complement, Well One not only monitors adherence to a balanced diet but also determines whether a healthy eating behavior is adopted. The baseline questionnaire uses selected proxy questions from the original “Mindful Eating” questionnaire allowing a first rough assessment of the user’s mindfulness regarding food and beverage intake.
Live map can be accessed in the “Social” tab by tapping on the map icon in the upper right corner of the mobile app.
If your friends are currently working out live with GPS, they will be displayed on the live map with their profile picture. You can click on the profile picture to obtain more information on what type of workout they are tracking and for how long.
You can interact directly with your friends by commenting on their workouts.
In the dashboard on the “Me” tab with today’s values, you can decide what specific data points you would like to see on the main dashboard for today’s view.
By tapping/clicking on “Edit”, you can:
Add new data points by clicking on “+ Add” and selecting the available data points of interest;
Delete a data point by clicking on the X icon, and;
Change the order of the data points by holding a specific one pressed down and then moving it to the right position.
The Well One mobile app (iPhone, Android) consumes battery power. Battery consumption varies from smartphone to smartphone and depends on how many other applications, programs and services are being used at the same time.
On average, Well One uses a similar amount of power to any other application. Please note that continued use of GPS location services running in the background of your smartphone can decrease battery life. Make sure you stop tracking a fitness activity once you have completed it!
We recommend that you charge your smartphone every night and that you close any applications and services that run in parallel that you are not using.
Engagement and Social
Security and Account Creation/Deletion
STEP 1 Download the Well One app
Scan the QR code in your invitation email to download the app or search for ‘Well One’ within your Apple app store or via Android’s Google Play.
STEP 2 Sign up
Once you have downloaded the app, click on ‘Sign up’ and enter the access code which is in your invitation email. It is also possible that your invitation email contains instructions on how to create your personal access code.
Follow the quick and easy registration steps to receive your first personal Health Score.
If you’d like any help with registration, please get in touch.
STEP 3 Sync your wearable fitness device
Track your activities directly with the integrated tracker in the Well One mobile app or connect other popular wearables and fitness trackers to Well One. Find more information on this here
STEP 4 Get tips from the Well One coach
Benefit from your personal Well One coach, giving you valuable tips to help you feel healthier, happier and reduce your financial worries.
Well One mobile app: Click on “Me”, then on the gear icon in the upper right corner to access Settings. Select “Platform Settings”, then “Privacy and Security Settings” to change your privacy settings. The default setting is that friends will see your data unless you change it
Website (after login): Click on the gear icon in the upper right corner to access Settings. Select “Privacy Settings” to change your privacy settings.
The only data that can be shared is as follows:
- Health Score
- Earned achievements
Sensitive personal data such as weight, age or blood pressure, etc. is not accessible to other users.
The following types of sharing options are available:
- Friends (option by default): Your friends will be able to see the data described above.
- None: Only you will be able to see the data described above.
Your data on Well One is securely protected. Well One stores your data in data centres within the EEA, and uses state-of-the-art, multi-layered security methods. These methods comply with best practices, and include both physical and logical protection, such as access control, encryption and segregation.
Please note that all registered users of Well One are displayed with their name and profile picture (if added).
For all other data points, you control and decide yourself what data shall be accessible to others. You can change the privacy settings of your account at any time and thereby determine who will be able to see what data. The only types of data that may be shared are the following: Health Score, , workouts and earned achievements. Sensitive personal data such as weight, age or blood pressure, etc. are not accessible to other users.
The following types of sharing options are available:
- Friends (option by default): Your friends will be able to see the data described above.
- None: Only you will be able to see the data described above
If you forget your password, click on the “Forgot Your Password?” link on the login page, either on the mobile app or on the website, and follow the steps below:
Step 1: You will be redirected to a web page where you will be asked to enter the email address which you use on Well One, this will be the one you used when onboarding to Well One.
Step 2: Well One will send you an email, including a link to tap/click.
Step 3: You will be redirected to a web page where you can set a new password and confirm it by tapping/clicking on the “Reset Password” button.
You can return to the login page and log in with the email address and the new password to access Well One.
You control your data and can choose to delete your account by following these steps:
- Well One mobile app (iPhone, Android): Me -> Settings -> Platform Settings -> Scroll down and click on “Delete Your Account”
- On the website at welloneapp.com after login: Settings ->My Account -> scroll down and click on “Delete Account”
You will need to enter your password to confirm the deletion of your account. Once confirmed, your account will be deactivated immediately, and your data will no longer be visible. Well One will keep your data for 30 days in case you change your mind and would like to reactivate your account. After 30 days, your account will be permanently deleted.
Email or contact your company HR contact. If you deleted your account less than 30 days ago, it should be possible to restore your original account, otherwise you will be sent an invitation email to create a new account.
In profile settings you can access and edit the following information:
- Profile picture: You can add a profile picture to personalize your profile page.
- Profile description: You can add a description about yourself.
- Social media and blog links: You can add links to your social media or blog pages, so that they appear on your profile page.
- Email: You can edit your email address.
If any of the pre-populated data (First and last name, date of birth etc.) is incorrect, please refer this to your employer/company or affinity group.
You can control push notification settings via your phone settings, Settings > Notifications > Well One > Allow Notifications
Please note that support is only available in the following languages: English, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Italian, Polish and Brazilian Portuguese.
Well One Points
If your employer/company or affinity group has selected to offer rewards linked to the Points you can collect by using Well One, the Points screen will be visible.
Details of how your Points translate into Rewards will be provided by your employer/company or affinity group.
- Setting goals
- Tracking lifestyle activities such as movement, sleep and stress
- Answering lifestyle questions or providing information on blood values and nutrition habits
- Participating in social activities like challenges
- Tracking the achievement of objectives and goals
Any points which have not been redeemed by your date of leaving the company or affinity group will be lost.
If your account is deleted, you will lose your points. If you accidentally delete your account and notify us within 30 days, we may be able to restore your account and your points.