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Singapore to reward residents for healthy habits with Apple Watch – CNET

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LumiHealth is a first-of-its-kind program that encourages healthy activity and behaviours using Apple Watch.

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Apple is working with the Singaporean government to help keep the city-state’s nearly six million people healthy using the Apple Watch.

At the company’s virtual launch event on Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook briefly introduced Singapore’s wellness initiative, where residents can earn up to S$380 (around $280) worth of rewards for engaging in healthy activities including meditation, yoga, and swimming.   

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The two-year health program is built around the Apple Watch and an iPhone app called LumiHealth from where a personalized wellness program is administered. Residents will need access to both in order to participate in the national health initiative, which begins in October. Taking part is voluntary.

The LumiHealth initiative is the first of its kind, according to Apple, since a national government is offering its citizens financial rewards in exchange for adopting healthy habits over a two-year duration.

As well as hitting fitness goals, the app encourages people to make better food choices,

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