Health insurer subsidises smartwatches up to EUR 50

Friday 7 August 2015 | 17:07 CET | News
German health insurance company AOK Nordost is subsidising the purchase of electronic fitness trackers. Policyholders who participate in the "AOK health account" get an allowance of up to EUR 50 every two years but not more than 50 percent of the purchase price, Deutsche-apotheker-zeitung.de reports. This subsidy is available for all devices that document the heart rate, distances, heights, speed and calorie consumption, for instance fitness trackers and smartwatches including the Apple Watch. A spokesperson for the insurer justified the move by saying that the changed consumer behaviour

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