PACT

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Count­less times I’ve set an alarm with the in­ten­tion of hit­ting the gym be­fore work, only to re­peat­edly tap the snooze but­ton un­til it’s too late. A more at­trac­tive op­tion is Pact — an app that of­fers a fi­nan­cial in­cen­tive for your ex­er­cis­ing ef­forts. Sim­ply se­lect a health goal for the week, whether it’s to go run­ning, visit the gym or eat health­ier foods — along with how much money you’re will­ing to put on the line. Through­out the week, you’ll log your ac­tiv­i­ties — check­ing into the gym us­ing GPS, track­ing walks us­ing your phone’s ac­celerom­e­ter, or tak­ing pho­tos of meals that will be ver­i­fied by other users. If you man­age to achieve your goal at the end of the week, you’ll re­ceive a fi­nan­cial in­cen­tive sourced from those fail­ing to meet their tar­get.

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