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Meet Discovery goals, get free Apple Watch

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Back in September, health insurance company Discovery announced a scheme in which it will fund the purchase of an Apple Watch Sport 38mm for Vitality members if they meet their workout goals.

Today, the company made good on that promise.

“Vitality Active Rewards has been designed to work seamlessly with your Apple Watch. Apple Watch measures your activity and Vitality Active Rewards sets your weekly personalised fitness goals, records your activities and rewards you for achieving them,” it said.

The aim is to help motivate and encourage Vitality members to get more active, and the concept is rather simple.

All you have to do is apply for an Apple Watch through Discovery, and download the Vitality Active Rewards app to keep track of your goals. You’ll get your Watch right away, but the more goals you meet every week, the bigger the discount you’ll get on your Apple Watch monthly instalment.

Meet them all for 24 consecutive months, and your Apple Watch is effectively free.


From the table above, if you reach all four goals per week in a month, your Watch instalment will cost you nothing. If you don’t, you’ll have to pay between R122 and R245.79 for it that month.

“If you do not meet any of your weekly Vitality Active Rewards goals, this will be seen as a breach of your commitment and your warranty. You will then be liable to Discovery Vitality for a monthly amount (penalty) that will be debited from your qualifying Discovery Card. This amount can vary from person to person depending on the retail price of Apple Watch when you collect your Apple Watch,” Discovery warned.

Charlie Fripp

Charlie Fripp

Charlie started his professional life as a motoring journalist for a community newspaper in Mpumalanga, Charlie explored different journalistic angles since his entry into the fast-paced world of publishing in 2006. While fostering a passion for the arts, Charlie developed a love for technology – both which allowed him to serve as Entertainment and Technology Editor for an online publication. Charlie has since been heavily involved in consumer technology for various websites and publications. He thoroughly enjoys World War II films and cerebral documentaries; aviation; photography and indie music. Oh yes, and he also has a rather strange obsession with collecting coffee mugs from his travels.