Apple and Singapore will reward Apple Watch owners for healthy activity

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Apple is working with the government of Singapore to help get citizens moving and living healthier lives with an Apple Watch. The two-year program is a first of its kind, Apple said, because the government is offering financial rewards to people who engage in healthy behaviors.

Residents need an Apple Watch to participate, and the program is administered through an iPhone app called LumiHealth, which will go live on the App Store in October. They can then sign up to earn one-time rewards of up to $380 Singapore Dollars — about U.S. $280 — for activities like meditation, walks, swimming, better quality sleep, as well as public health actions like getting immunizations. Once a Covid-19 vaccine is made available, the app might nudge them to get vaccinated.

Participants can also sign up for wellness challenges and games created by doctors and fitness experts. The assigned tasks are based on demographic factors, such as age, gender, and weight, so super athletes won’t be competing against people who are just getting started with health and fitness.

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