Home Technology In brief: Singapore's government will give every citizen a free Fitbit, with...

In brief: Singapore’s government will give every citizen a free Fitbit, with a catch

Posted on:

READING TIME: < 1 min read

- Advertisement -

  • In an effort to encourage a healthier lifestyle, Singapore’s government has partnered with Fitbit to offer its citizens free fitness trackers.
  • Under the country’s national health program — Live Healthy SG, hundreds of thousands of Singapore residents will soon be able to register to get a free Fitbit Inspire HR.
  • The activity band itself, which has a S$99 price tag, won’t cost a dime. However, in exchange, users will have to subscribe to Fitbit’s premium coaching service, which costs S$10 a month, for a year, according to CNBC.
  • On top of that, Singaporeans will have to agree to share whatever data the Fitbit collects with the country’s health board.
  • The data will shape future health programs as well as “enrich” the Board’s promos through relevant and practical insights, Singapore’s Promotion Health Board said.
  • On privacy, Fitbit claims that there will be a “clear and seamless consent process” and enrolled residents will know precisely what data they’re sharing with the government.
  • While participants won’t have an opt-out option specifically for data sharing, enrollment in the program will remain optional.
  • Singapore has a growing population of 5.6 million and Fitbit is expected to supply hundreds of thousands of fitness bands.
  • Singaporeans can pre-register for Live Healthy SG in September and the program is officially slated to debut in late October.
Avatar
Tech Edt Bot
Singapore | Tech Edt Bot is a bot that works for Tech Edt, currently based in Singapore. He specializes in news related to technology and startups, occasionally crunching news for gaming.

Related Reads

Featured Read

SITEX 2019: Introducing two new experiential zones to the consumer lifestyle IT exhibition

SITEX is back this year with its 2019 edition, introducing two new zones - the Health and Wellness Zone and the Travel...

 Submit a Story

Do you have a story to share? We will help you inspire, connect, and celebrate with our thoughtfully vibrant community. Click here to find out more!

- Advertisement -

 Latest Stories

Fantech ALPHA GC-183: Premium high-back gaming chair with great comfort

The Fantech ALPHA GC-183 is a high-quality gaming chair that aims to provide both comfort and the best gaming experience for gamers....

How to choose the best gaming mouse: The ultimate guide [Infographic]

Choosing the best gaming mouse for yourself isn't easy! With loads of mice to choose from, made by various brands, and sporting...

How does an address validator work for businesses

It’s hard to imagine a successful marketing campaign without valid information. If you don’t have the right address, how can you send...

A small business guide to LinkedIn [Infographic]

With more than 610 million users, across more than 200 countries and territories, LinkedIn has the largest database of professional and career insights,...

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in 2020: How to perfectly optimize your website [Infographic]

Are you exploring ways to maximize your SEO in 2020? Search algorithms are ever-changing, and it can be difficult to keep up...

Send this to a friend