If you need further incentive to join the likes of Oprah, Reese Witherspoon, and Jennifer Garner as self-described Apple girls, the new LumiHealth app on the Apple Watch may help move the needle.
Akin to having a personal assistant and fitness coach on your wrist, LumiHealth is a holistic wellness program built by a team of physicians and public health experts with the goal of encouraging healthy activities using the number one watch in the world: Apple Watch. Two years in the making, the first-of-its kind initiative designed by Singapore’s Health Promotion Board harnesses technology and behavioural insights to spur Singaporeans to keep fit and active via wellness challenges through their Apple Watch and iPhone.
Users can pre-order the LumiHealth app which goes live in late October 2020, and gamify their way to a healthier lifestyle through personalised reminders, programs, activity coaching, and incentives—meaning you’ll never miss another doctor’s appointment, vaccination or health screen again.
LumiHealth’s gamification of wellness means that you can track your weekly activity goals including swimming and yoga, travelling through the app’s worlds with a fun and friendly intergalactic digital friend. Wellness challenges found in the app aim to help improve sleep habits and mindfulness, as well as encourage better food choices. By completing these goals and challenges, users help the intergalactic explorer return home, while earning rewards worth up to $380 over the program’s two year duration.
“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,” says Heng Swee Keat, Singapore’s deputy prime minister. “This partnership between Singapore and Apple will enable Singaporeans to lead healthier lives, but equally important, it will contribute valuable insights to improving the health of people all over the world.”
LumiHealth is available now for pre-order on the App Store, and will be offered from late October 2020.