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Singapore and Apple incentivize citizens and residents to stay healthy

Earn rewards worth up to $380

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With one of the most advanced healthcare systems in the world, Singapore is incentivizing its citizens to stay fit and healthy in an entirely new way — using Apple Watch and a new app called LumiHealth.

Created in collaboration with a team of physicians and public health experts, LumiHealth is a personalized program that encourages healthy activities and behavior.

It’s designed by Singapore’s Health Promotion Board in partnership with Apple. The program is part of the country’s Smart Nation initiative, Singapore’s nationwide effort to leverage technology to deliver benefits to its citizens and businesses.

LumiHealth uses behavioral insights to encourage Singaporeans and residents to adopt healthy habits and complete wellness challenges through personalized reminders, programs, activity coaching, and incentives.

Within the LumiHealth app, users travel through worlds with a friendly intergalactic explorer who guides them through tasks that are personalized based on their age, gender, and weight. They include weekly activity goals that can be met through not just walking, but also swimming, yoga, and other activities.

By completing these goals and challenges, users help the intergalactic explorer get back home, all while being able to earn rewards worth up to SG$ 380 over the two-year duration of the program.

An Apple Watch is necessary to participate in the challenges, as is downloading the LumiHealth app from the App Store.

LumiHealth also reminds users to go for health screenings and immunizations, as well as participate in wellness challenges that aim to improve sleep habits and mindfulness as well as encourage better food choices.

“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,” said 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.”

The LumiHealth app, designed with user privacy and security at its core, is available in the App Store for pre-order now, and the two-year program will be offered from late October 2020.

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LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier: Price, availability in Singapore

A must-have smart accessory during this trying times

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LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier

LG first unveiled the LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier at IFA 2020 and now it’s available for purchase in Singapore.

The the LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier can be your go-to mask as we navigate life under a pandemic. It employs two Total Care Filters similar to the HEPA filters used in the company’s home air purifier products. The filters not only purify air coming into the lungs, they also filter exhaled air just as effectively.

LG’s wearable air purifier allows users to take in clean, filtered air with its Dual Fans and patented Respiratory Sensor. Meanwhile, the Respiratory Sensor detects the cycle and volume of the wearer’s breath and adjusts the dual three-speed fans accordingly. The fans automatically speed up to assist air intake and slow down to reduce resistance when exhaling to make breathing effortless.

Watch our LG Puricare Wearable Air Purifier Video.

Pricing and availability

Pre-orders for the wearable air purifier are now available through official LG Lazada and LG Shopee stores for SG $229. The wearable air purifier will also be available at authorised retailers Best Denki and COURTS from January 15, 2021.

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Lora DiCarlo brings in innovative, heated vibrators at CES 2021

Inspired by the human warmth

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Sex tech company Lora DiCarlo showcased a new lineup of innovative, heated vibrators at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2021. Meet Drift, Tilt, and Sway, dubbed as “The Warming Collection”.

Inspired by human warmth, the new model mimics the heat we experience from our partners’ bodies. Lora DiCarlo used a nylon-based thermally conductive polymer and its WarmSense Technology, simulating body temperature.

Through this innovation, these gadgets internally heat up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit and use three vibration patterns with seven intensity settings for one-of-a-kind pleasure. Despite the heating technology, these devices are completely waterproof up to one meter.

Drift

Perfect for beginners, Drift is a curved, handheld bullet vibrator with an ergonomic design, ideal for G-spot and clitoral exploration.

Tilt

Next in line is the dual vibration plug Tilt. It’s the versatile, middle child in the new lineup, designed to please all genders and anatomies. It simultaneously stimulates your G-spot and clitoris, or your P-spot and perineum.

Sway

Sway is a wand-shaped dual vibration warming massager. Its dual-ended design can be used internally or externally, with or without a partner.

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Skagen decks out the Jorn Hybrid HR smartwatch

Classic with a modern twist

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Skagen Jorn Hybrid HR

Fossil Group decked out the new Skagen Jorn Hybrid HR smartwatch. It evokes a classic appeal due to its traditional look, yet it’s packed with smartwatch functionality.

Skagen’s Jorn Hybrid HR focused on style and health, allowing customization through its dials, functions, and display while its heart rate sensor tracks your wellness and activity.

You can monitor your steps, distance, calories, sleep, and personal goals — all on your wrist. If you’re working out, the smartwatch detects your activity automatically, tracking the step frequency and velocity of your movement.

Despite looking stylish for a smartwatch, the Jorn Hybrid HR puts value on fitness. It allows you to dial-up your routine with friends or challenges your group with real-time progress tracking.

There’s also an option to track your outdoor activities such as cycling, hiking, and more. Monitor your route via tethered GPS functionality and take a snapshot of your routes through your phone.

Moreover, it has a two-week battery life and charges in just under an hour, so you can focus on your goals and living in the moment.

The Skagen Jorn Hybrid HR smartwatch comes in five styles with two case sizes — 42mm or a smaller 38mm. It will retail for US$ 195.

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