Apple Promotes Heart Health With Activity Challenge and Apple Store Events Throughout February

In recognition of Heart Month, Apple today announced it will offer an Activity Challenge on Apple Watch and heart health events at Apple Stores in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York throughout February.


Apple Watch users who close their exercise ring in the Activity app for seven days in a row between February 8 and February 14 will earn a special badge and iMessage stickers on Valentine's Day.

The special Today at Apple sessions will include:

  • San Francisco: Apple Union Square on February 11 at 6 p.m. with Dr. Sumbul Desai, Jeanette Jenkins, and Julz Arney

  • New York: Apple Williamsburg on February 21 at 4:30 p.m. with Dr. Sumbul Desai, Jeanette Jenkins, and Jay Blahnik

  • Chicago: Apple Michigan Avenue on February 27 at 6 p.m. with Dr. Sumbul Desai, Nancy Brown, Jeanette Jenkins, and Craig Bolton

"Apple Watch users have told us since the beginning it has motivated them with everything from Activity Sharing to Challenges to all of the different workouts available all right from the wrist," said Jay Blahnik, Apple's senior director of fitness for health technologies.

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23 months ago
I hope you people are joking. It’s not hard to close your rings. Make changes and stay consistent. Soon things will become habit and easier.
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23 months ago
I followed what my apple watch told me to do last year. Then this happened! Anybody that tells you the watch is BS is trying to steal your woman! Or your man! Apple is using the same psychological tricks to get you to work out that COD uses to keep you stuck to the couch or the overstressed gaming chair! The watch is geniuses. Do you know how I can tell? Tim Cook is wearing one!



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23 months ago
I hope in Watch OS 6 they allow for a rest day
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23 months ago
It's nice to have a pat on the back. Even if it's from an electronic device. Keep up the good motivation.
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23 months ago

Just buy some weights, or go running... work out like a normal human being. The watch nonsense seems like some bizarre marketing scheme, at best.

Normal human beings don't work out seven days a week.
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23 months ago

Normal human beings don't work out seven days a week.

I try and close my rings everyday and I do work out and have for years, but any good work out schedule does include rest days. You can drive your body into fatigue and become prone to injuries. You need to use common sense when exercising.
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