Apple Watch's Latest Activity Challenge Starts Tomorrow, Earn a 'Heart Month' Award and iMessage Stickers

February is Heart Month, aimed at promoting cardiovascular health, and Apple is taking part with a new Activity Challenge that tasks Apple Watch users with closing their Exercise ring in the Activity app for seven consecutive days. The challenge kicks off tomorrow, February 8, and runs through February 14.


Those who successfully complete the Activity Challenge will receive a special heart-themed award and iMessage stickers, as shared by Kyle Seth Gray on Twitter.

Activity Challenges are often tied to special occasions or holidays throughout the year, such as Earth Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and New Year's. Achievements can be tracked in the Activity app under the Awards tab.



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2 weeks ago


I've got an Apple Watch, but I must say I hardly even notice these events or challenges. Do people actually pay attention to them?

Yes, there is a good number of people (like myself) who use their watches as workout motivators. Challenges and events are a little extra motivation.
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2 weeks ago


Graphic design fail.

^^^^^Pontificating Graphic Design Hack who was not hired by Apple^^^^^
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2 weeks ago
Graphic design fail.
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2 weeks ago


Based on 2019's - https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/02/apple-marks-heart-month-in-february/

That icon looks WAY better.
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1 week ago


Did anyone receive a notification about this challenge on their watch or phone? I didn't.

I did a day before the challenge. There's one more hour till midnight in my timezone so I should have it pretty soon.
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2 weeks ago
Why are they doing this for the public on the heels of postponing the similar employee challenge (https://www.macrumors.com/2020/02/04/apple-postpones-apple-watch-employee-challenge)?
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1 week ago



It does show up on my watch though.



That's strange - hopefully you'll still get the Award once you have achieved the challenge - good luck.
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2 weeks ago
Since 5 months (since watchos 6!) the only challenge is make my Apple Watch paired with my iPhone SE work properly! C’mon macrumor: there’s a long thread about this serious issue. Please, write an article about this! That’s the only challenge I can challenge right now
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1 week ago


I've got an Apple Watch, but I must say I hardly even notice these events or challenges. Do people actually pay attention to them?

They're actually one of my favourite parts of the Apple Watch. As pointless as they are, they sure do motivate me to do challenges such as this.


Based on 2019's - https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/02/apple-marks-heart-month-in-february/

I hope they use the same iMessage stickers this year, I really like the one of the three hearts in the activity ring colours.
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2 weeks ago

Why are they doing this for the public on the heels of postponing the similar employee challenge ('https://www.macrumors.com/2020/02/04/apple-postpones-apple-watch-employee-challenge')?


I am presuming because they did this in 2019 and the requirements for the general public are easier to secure than for Apple employees (close only the Exercise ring during one specific week instead of all three rings for the entire month).
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