What you need to know
- Apple has partnered with the Singapore government for a new health initiative.
- The LumiHealth app and Apple Watch will work together to help citizens stay healthy.
- Users can earn rewards to help offset the cost of their Apple Watch.
Today at its September event, Apple announced a partnership with the government of Singapore to help citizens of the country stay healthy using the Apple Watch. The LimiHealth initiative is a personalized program that will encourage healthy activity and behaviors, a first of its kind program.
Heng Swee Keat, Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister, says that the partnership will not only help the country keep its own citizens healthy, but the insights gained will help even more people globally.
Jeff Williams, Apple's chief operating officer, says that the company is excited to be launching this new kind of partnership with the country.
The LumiHealth app will put users in the role of an intergalactic explorer who must complete activity and other challenges. The users can actually earn rewards when completing challenges to help offset the cost of their Apple Watch.
Users in Singapore can download the LumiHealth app from the App Store.
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