In the past one week, the company has made a splash in the city-state by unveiling a shiny new “floating” store and a new partnership with the government to promote the use of its smartwatch.
The app encourages users to complete certain activities each week and practice walking, swimming or yoga. It also reminds users to sign up for health screenings and vaccination appointments. By checking those targets, users can earn up to 380 Singapore dollars (about $ 280).
“Singapore has one of the world’s leading health systems, and we are thrilled to partner with them,” said Jeff Williams, Chief Operating Officer.
Just a few days after the announcement, the company opened its third store in Singapore – an eye-catching glass dome inspired by the Pantheon in Rome.
Meanwhile, the government’s alliance with Apple took years to form. Both parties said that at least two years ago, Singapore asked tech and healthcare providers to help them come up with new public welfare programs in the country. The two-year initiative will begin in October.
Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Kate said, “Even all of us around the world are dealing with the challenges of Kovid-19, we must keep investing in our future. And any investment better than our own personal health Is not. ” Said in a statement.