Apple Holds 'Close the Rings' Apple Watch Fitness Challenge for Employees

In February, Apple held a "Close the Rings" Apple Watch fitness challenge for its employees, designed to encourage them to be more active.

Employees who completed all stand, movement, and exercise challenges on the Apple Watch each day for a month earned an Activity rings pin (which matches in-app badges) and a matching T-shirt. Pins appear to be available in gold, silver, and bronze, based on performance, while the T-shirt being awarded is black with colorful Apple Watch-style rings and text that reads "Close The Rings Challenge 1.0" on the back.

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As noted by French site WatchGeneration many Apple employees have been posting images and messages on social networking sites like Instagram and Twitter, announcing the completion of the challenge.


Each of the pins is accompanied by the following message:

Welcome to the winner's circle.

You did it. You completed the Close the Rings Challenge, and this badge is proof. Wear it, display it, or place it on your fridge.

Let it be a reminder that even though the Challenge is over, your healthier lifestyle is just beginning.

While this challenge is limited to Apple employees, Apple has done public challenges that resulted in special in-app badges. On Thanksgiving, Apple challenged Apple Watch owners to run 3.1 miles as part of a Thanksgiving Day Challenge, and on New Year's, Apple encouraged Apple Watch owners to "Ring In The New Year" by closing all three Activity rings each day for a week in January.

Apple's Close the Rings employee challenge appears to coincide with a new "Close Your Rings" ad campaign that kicked off in January, but it is part of a series of wellness challenges that Apple encourages employees to complete each month.

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Top Rated Comments

dash16 Avatar
59 months ago
Pins appear to be available in gold, silver, and rose gold
Bronze, not rose gold. Gold, silver, and bronze.

You know, like medals.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
busyscott Avatar
59 months ago
Looks like they worked about as hard on designing that t-shirt as they have on the Mac Pro over the last three years.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Asarien Avatar
59 months ago
I want that shirt! Someone please help me.
Dude, you're in too deep with this Apple loyalty thing. It's just a cheap shirt manufactured by international labor.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MellowFuzz Avatar
59 months ago
Are the pot-bellied Ive, Schiller and Cue excluded?
[doublepost=1491955060][/doublepost]The only type of activity Apple employees should be doing is getting new and better product out of the door.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CaptMarvel Avatar
59 months ago
How's about another public challenge Apple?!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macfacts Avatar
59 months ago
Good for you? Not every company can afford such things, and not everything is done for a cash reward.
Apple can't afford .... LMAO
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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