Apple Partners with Aetna on a New App to Track and Reward Healthy Living

Apple Aetna Attain app

Apple and insurance giant Aetna have partnered up on an iPhone and Apple Watch app that rewards users for healthy behavior.

Dubbed Attain, the app, combines a person’s health history with their Apple Watch activity to create personalized goals.

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The app monitors user’s daily activity, provide tips on nutrition and offers a bedtime plan to help them develop better sleep habits. Attain also reminds users on other healthful activities like getting a flu shot, getting prescription refills or scheduling a physical checkup. Additionally, the app will suggest the user on where to get MRIs, scans and other tests for lower costs, reports CNet.

The more users take part in healthy activity like exercise, and get their hearts pumping, the more rewards they earn through the app. These rewards accumulate with time and the users can use them towards gift cards at retailer locations like Amazon and Best Buy. The app is even promising a free Apple Watch to people who earn enough rewards.

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“Every day, we receive emails and letters from people all over the world who have found great benefit by incorporating Apple Watch into their lives and daily routines,” said Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams in a statement. “As we learn over time, the goal is to make more customized recommendations that will help members accomplish their goals and live healthier lives.”

Since 2016, the two companies have been working together on the Attain app, which will be available in the spring of this year.

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The program is voluntary and the participants must be Aetna members with an iPhone 5S or later, or Apple Watch Series 1 or later. Members can decide which information they want to share. All health data is encrypted. When Apple and Aetna started their collaboration in 2016, 90% of participants reported a health benefit from using the Apple Watch.