Stay fit and make money! Singapore to pay citizens for keeping healthy with Apple watch

Residents will be able to earn as much as S$380 ($280) in rewards by completing goals set within the app.

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Apple announced its latest update to the Apple Watch in a virtual event on Tuesday.
By Vlad Savov

Apple Inc. and the government of Singapore have partnered on a two-year health initiative dubbed LumiHealth, which is built around tracking and rewarding user behavior through the Apple Watch gadget and an iPhone app.

As part of the scheme, Singapore residents will be able to earn as much as S$380 ($280) in rewards and vouchers by completing goals and tasks set within the app. Goals can be accomplished by walking or doing other exercises like swimming or yoga, and the LumiHealth app will offer personalized coaching and reminders for health screenings and immunizations. Wellness challenges will nudge users toward making better food choices and improving sleep habits.


The LumiHealth program is voluntary and its announcement stresses that it’s “designed with user privacy and security at its core.” All user data will be encrypted and none will be sold or shared for marketing purposes, according to Apple. The service is the product of a solicitation from the Singapore government -- which has a reputation for being an early adopter of new technology -- for proposals from tech and health-care companies to help improve the lives of its population.

“Even as all of us around the world are dealing with the challenges of COVID-19, we must keep investing in our future. And there is no better investment than in our own personal health,” said Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat.

The city-state was among the first to roll out a contact-tracing app to help combat the coronavirus pandemic this year and is expanding that effort by distributing tokens that will allow residents to enter selected venues, an effort that may pave the way for larger gatherings.
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Apple announced its latest update to the Apple Watch in a virtual event on Tuesday, featuring health-tracking features prominently in its pitch for what is now a family of products spanning various price points. The company has already done several collaborations with health care institutions such as Stanford Medicine, helping to develop research and potential detection methods for various medical issues.

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At its much-awaited September event, Apple unveiled the Apple Watch Series 6, sequel to Watch Series 5, which keeps a track of all your fitness parameters at one place. It comes with various features such as ECG, fitness tracker and can also monitor the blood oxygen levels of the users.

What’s more? Given the Covid outbreak, the company has also partnered with various health organisations to see how blood oxygen level and heart rate can help users stay healthy.

The ability of the Apple Watch to monitor blood oxygen seeks to beat a similar feature already available on watches from rival Fitbit Inc, which Alphabet Inc's Google is buying for $2.1 billion.

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Going trekking comes with its own set of challenges, especially because the oxygen levels tend to nosedive as the altitude increases. However, with the new Apple Watch Series 6, you can monitor your real time oxygen level as the height increases.

What’s more? The watch will also show the changes in the elevation in real time along with the variations in the oxygen level. With Apple Watch Series 6, you can keep a constant check on your blood oxygen levels as you travel to higher altitudes.

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Apple, at its event, also launched a virtual fitness service called Fitness+. With Fitness+, Apple Watch Series 6 will give you personalised fitness and health tips, suggest workouts from fitness trainers and offer programmes designed for beginners and experienced health enthusiasts.

The Apple watch also offers flexibility to workout from anywhere and keeps the users motivated. Using a custom recommendation engine, Fitness+ considers previously completed workouts and intelligently suggests new options that match the workouts users select most often, or something fresh to balance their current routine.

When a workout is selected and started on iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV, the correct workout type will automatically start on Apple Watch. During the session, the metrics from Apple Watch are shown on the screen.

Each week, the team of Fitness+ trainers will deliver fresh workouts from the studio across a range of lengths, disciplines, and music genres so there are always new workouts to explore.

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The Apple Watch Series 6 comes with a new feature that is much-needed given the times we are living in. The watch can automatically detect when the users are washing their hands.

As soon as the washing detective recognises the motion and sound, it recommends the user to continue washing their hands for at least 20 seconds.

A life-saving feature? You bet!

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Apple Watch Series 6 will cost customers Rs 40,900 for the GPS model and Rs 49,900 for the GPS + Cellular model in India. If you wish to add a dash of luxe to your Diwali gifts this year, you can go for Apple Watch Series 6.

If you are wary of shelling out Rs 40,000, fret not! The good folks at Apple have also launched a lower-cost watch, being called the Apple Watch SE, being touted by the company as the perfect watch for new customers.

The Apple Watch SE (GPS) starts at Rs 29,900 and Apple Watch SE (GPS + Cellular) starts at Rs 33,900. It will be available soon through Apple Authorised Resellers.

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