Apple Watch Owners Notified of Upcoming 'Ring In the New Year' Activity Achievement

Like it did on Thanksgiving, Apple today has begun notifying Apple Watch owners of a soon-to-launch Activity challenge, hoping to encourage users to get moving and work out in the new year. To earn the achievement, Apple Watch owners will have to close all three Activity rings each day for an entire week in January.

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The challenge should become visible for all Apple Watch wearers within the Activity app at midnight local time on December 28. Similar to the Thanksgiving Achievement, if users complete the new challenge they'll gain access to "special stickers" in iMessages.

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35 months ago

I could truly get behind these achievements if I didn't lose them every time I upgrade phones. I truly hate constantly losing my achievements every year. As much as I hate always having to sign up an account for the most random apps and whatnot anymore, this is one that I would have loved to have had an account for since the beginning to be able to back up my achievements.


Are you backing up your phone and health data? I've never lost anything changing phones.
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35 months ago

Here is my New Years challenge for Apple: release something that really matters!


My outlook maybe different, but motivating people to be healthier is something that matters...
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35 months ago

I could truly get behind these achievements if I didn't lose them every time I upgrade phones. I truly hate constantly losing my achievements every year. As much as I hate always having to sign up an account for the most random apps and whatnot anymore, this is one that I would have loved to have had an account for since the beginning to be able to back up my achievements.


You don't lose achievements, they are backed up in iCloud, so you only "lose them" if you want to.
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35 months ago

Man, what an ugly logo. It might just be me, but I wouldn't use a grayscale image on a beautiful OLED display, including a jumbled and busy set of numbers.


The badge will be coloured in once it's been achieved. They all show up as outlines unless the achievement has been gained.
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35 months ago
the thanksgiving achievement was BS! I did the 5k run and didn't get my turkey!
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35 months ago

I could truly get behind these achievements if I didn't lose them every time I upgrade phones. I truly hate constantly losing my achievements every year. As much as I hate always having to sign up an account for the most random apps and whatnot anymore, this is one that I would have loved to have had an account for since the beginning to be able to back up my achievements.


You may need to enable encryption on your iTunes backup and back up to a Mac. This will back up health data (and passwords), for you to restore to your new phone. Not sure if health is backed up with iCloud or not.

edit: It seems it should be backed up with iCloud. You may benefit from this link: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205632
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35 months ago
I love a good fitness challenge! Nice move, Apple!
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35 months ago
Here's a look at the achievement colour when completed (via iMore). Looks like stickers are coming too:

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35 months ago
I changed manually the date and is available in Spain (so I think globally)

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35 months ago
I could truly get behind these achievements if I didn't lose them every time I upgrade phones. I truly hate constantly losing my achievements every year. As much as I hate always having to sign up an account for the most random apps and whatnot anymore, this is one that I would have loved to have had an account for since the beginning to be able to back up my achievements.
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