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Make a ‘Pact’ with good health, you cannot afford not to!
  1. Steffan Griffin
  1. Correspondence to Steffan Griffin, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK; Steffangriffin{at}gmail.com

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Category

Health and Fitness.

Platform

Requires iOS 6.0 or more recent on Apple products. Requires Android 2.3 (‘Gingerbread’) or more recent on other products.

Cost

Free for the app. Variable financial incentives for fulfilling individual pacts while financial penalty (user determinable) applies for not completing pacts.

About the app

Tools that demonstrate the amount of steps taken,1 distance covered and even caloric expenditure are now ubiquitous, but can apps promote positive health behaviours? Or is it too easy to ignore the figures and find an excuse?2

‘Pact’ is an app that does exactly what it says on the tin—it lets you make a pact with yourself to exercise or diet, and then rewards you financially for fulfilling …

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