It鈥檚 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鈥檛 work for Aetna, don鈥檛 worry 鈥 Aetna is going to make Apple Watch available to several employers and individuals beginning this fall. It won鈥檛 be free, but the company promises to pay for a significant portion of the cost.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 9: The new Apple Watch is seen on display after an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 9, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Apple Inc. announced the new MacBook as well as more details on the much anticipated Apple Watch, the tech giant's entry into the rapidly growing wearable technology segment as well (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

This all comes as part of Aetna鈥檚 aim to encourage people to live more productive, healthy lives, because happy and healthy employees cause fewer problems, right? Either way, we aren鈥檛 complaining. The Apple Watch is pretty sleek, and if companies want to pay for part of the cost, we鈥檙e totally down with that. Doctors probably are too, because it will make it easier for them to keep an eye on their patients鈥 health. It鈥檚 a win for everyone. Just don鈥檛 expect Aetna to consider those fancy Hermes bands a necessity.

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