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Huawei South Africa has entered a partnership with Discovery to allow Vitality members to link a Huawei device and the Huawei Health app to earn points for recorded workouts.

Consumers using Huawei devices and the Huawei Health app can track steps, speed, and average heart rate to earn Vitality points, depending on the capability of the device one uses.

“Health apps are being utilised more than ever before,” said Likun Zhao, VP of Huawei Consumer Business Group, Southern Africa, “Technology advancements and access to information on personal health have made it much easier for consumers to connect with and track their health thanks to apps such as Huawei Health.”

Dinesh Govender, CEO of Discovery Vitality said: “One of our main goals is to continue to increase engagement in physical activity, which acts as a trigger for other healthy lifestyle choices and helps prevent the onset of noncommunicable health conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers.

“Physical activity of any kind is beneficial for overall longevity and mental health and, with this technology-driven partnership, we can open Vitality’s behavior-change capabilities and the rewards for a healthy lifestyle to an even greater segment of consumers and Vitality members who use devices and apps from Huawei.”  

The Huawei Health app can be loaded onto any Android or iOS device to track and monitor exercise, heart rate, weight and sleep. With the app, users can create a training plan and get details on the exercises they have completed. The app is pre-installed on Huawei devices and it can be linked to other wearable devices.

This option is available to Vitality members who are 18 years and older. There are no additional Vitality fees to use the Huawei device and Health app, also accessed through the Huawei app gallery, Google Play Store or Apple’s App Store, to earn Vitality points. By uploading data from the Huawei Health app to Vitality, it is possible for adults to earn up to 30 000 points each year. Details of how to link a device to Vitality and how to upload workout data are available on Discovery’s website at www.discovery.co.za and on Huawei Health.

To celebrate this addition to the Discovery Vitality device family, Huawei is running a competition until 31 March 2019. All runners who record qualifying races of 21 kilometres and more and upload the details to Vitality stand a chance to win an all-inclusive trip for two to compete at the Great Wall of China Marathon in Beijing in May 2019. For more details on how to enter, visit http://consumer.huawei.com/za

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