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Apple Celebrates Earth Day With New Apple Watch Activity Challenge

Ahead of Earth Day, Apple is debuting a new Activity Challenge for Apple Watch owners, which will become available in the Activity app on the iPhone when Thursday, April 20 rolls around.

Apple is challenging Apple Watch owners to complete a 30 minute outdoor exercise activity on Earth Day, which is Saturday, April 22. For finishing the challenge, Apple Watch owners will be rewarded with an exclusive Earth Day award and stickers that can be used in the Messages app.

Get outside and celebrate Earth Day on April 22 and earn this award. Go for a walk, run, cycle, wheelchair, or swim workout of 30 minutes or more in the Workout app or in any third party app that writes these workouts to Health. You will also earn special stickers for Messages.
This is the third public Apple Watch challenge Apple has debuted since the Apple Watch launched in 2015. 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.

Earth Day Challenge stickers in Messages

In honor of Earth Day, Apple employees are also transitioning to green shirts starting on April 20, and Apple will decorate its retail stores around the world with special logos that feature a green leaf accent.

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1 week ago
Call me a skeptic, but won't this create more CO2 than just sitting on the couch?

;)
Rating: 11 Votes
1 week ago

Are people really obsessed with badges and emojis? Jeebuz!

Closing rings and earning badges is empowering and fun. Emojis not.
Rating: 6 Votes
1 week ago
After I couldn't win the Jan 2017 one, I am so winning this!
Wish badges and Activity data synced with iCloud, it will suck to lose all my data when iOS 11 is released and I wipe the phone entirely :c
Rating: 6 Votes
1 week ago
Very cool. I really enjoy these extra activity challenges.
Rating: 5 Votes
1 week ago

My favorite earth day commemoration from Apple was when they decided that enabling a longer lifespan for these machines is important to reduce waste and additional resources used in the manufacturing process, so they started to build the computers and phones in a way that is easily maintained and upgraded by the user.

This showed they really, actually cared about the environment, and not just the bottom line.


Give it a rest. I have a 2006 model iMac in my home right now that still works perfectly well with no issues, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who can attest to the fact that their hardware outlives most of the competition easily.
Rating: 5 Votes
1 week ago

Are people really obsessed with badges and emojis? Jeebuz!


Have you been to the internets? Fake points and gamification are all the rage.
Rating: 4 Votes
1 week ago
Earth Day is such a sham.

One day of the year when we declare our love for the environment, so we can continue with our abusive, unsustainable consumerism on all the other days? Cool, sign me up!
Rating: 4 Votes
1 week ago

Lol....creating cute stickers to celebrate earth day while bulldozing hundreds of acres of trees to build the monstrosity of a campus.

And jetting around the world to receive awards is helpful too.
Rating: 4 Votes
1 week ago

Can't wait for my CrappleWATCH to somehow acknowledge only 29 minutes of my 30 minute outdoor exercise as "exercise" because of the terrible accuracy of the heart rate monitor ... resulting in not receiving yet another challenge medallion of absolutely zero value.


You're welcome to sell it and move to a Galaxy Gear if you hate it so much. The door's right there.
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Have you been to the internets? Fake points and gamification are all the rage.


I'd opine that it's more productive to those involved than sitting around mocking people who are trying to stay fit and enjoy their lives.
Rating: 4 Votes
1 week ago
Hmm, for some reason "keep your perfectly good device for a while longer so it doesn't end up in the trash and resources are spent to make a new one" isn't one of the activities. Wonder why.
Rating: 3 Votes

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