Apple wants to give free Apple Watch for older people

Apple is in talks with three companies involved in the U.S. national health insurance scheme Medicare. It is reported by CNBC, citing sources familiar with Apple’s plans.

Company wants insurance offset the cost of the hours for the elderly who have no means to pay for a wearable device. Discussion focused around the financing of the Apple Watch Series 3 and Series 4. The price of the cheapest model of Apple Watch 38 mm Series 3 starts at $ 279.

It is expected that the watch will be issued to people over 65 years of age for use as a health tracker. New features of the Apple Watch Series 4, such as the function of fall detection and ECG will be especially useful for elderly users.

Negotiations have not yet led to any results. Apple representatives have just begun to communicate with insurers.

CNBC notes that Apple may have to prove to insurance companies that tracking the health of the Apple Watch is really useful, especially in comparison with cheaper fitness trackers.

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