It’s a great time to be alive when you can control so many things from your wrist. The Apple Watch is a fun and useful tool to keep track of messages, appointments and your health. Apparently, Aetna thinks so too. The health insurance company announced that it would provide Apple Watch to its own 50,000 employees for free. And if you don’t work for Aetna, don’t worry — Aetna is going to make Apple Watch available to several employers and individuals beginning this fall. It won’t be free, but the company promises to pay for a significant portion of the cost.
This all comes as part of Aetna’s aim to encourage people to live more productive, healthy lives, because happy and healthy employees cause fewer problems, right? Either way, we aren’t complaining. The Apple Watch is pretty sleek, and if companies want to pay for part of the cost, we’re totally down with that. Doctors probably are too, because it will make it easier for them to keep an eye on their patients’ health. It’s a win for everyone. Just don’t expect Aetna to consider those fancy Hermes bands a necessity.
What would you use your Apple Watch for? Let us know @BritandCo!
(h/t Computer World, photos via Getty)