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Singapore to Pay Citizens for Keeping Healthy with Apple Watch


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A man exercises while wearing an Apple Watch.

Apple and Singapore's government have partnered on the two-year LumiHealth initiative.

Credit: Graham Bower/Cult of Mac

Apple and Singapore's government have partnered on the two-year LumiHealth initiative, which will monitor and reward user behavior via the Apple Watch and an iPhone application.

Singaporeans will be able to earn as much as S$380 ($280) in financial compensation and vouchers by fulfilling goals and tasks—like exercise—set within the LumiHealth app.

The app will offer personalized coaching and reminders for health screenings and inoculations, in addition to wellness challenges to encourage healthier dieting and sleep habits.

Apple said all user data will be encrypted, with none to be sold or shared for marketing purposes.

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