Apple Watch's Annual New Year's Activity Challenge Revealed

Apple Watch users will once again be able to complete an Activity Challenge for New Year's. Those who close all three of their stand/roll, exercise, and move rings for seven days in a row at any point in January will earn a special award in the Fitness app and custom animated stickers that can be used in the Messages and FaceTime apps.

Fitness Activity Rings
"Start 2023 off right," the Activity Challenge will say. "Earn this award by closing all three rings for seven days in a row in January."

The annual "Ring in the New Year's" challenge is one of many Activity Challenges that the Apple Watch offers throughout the year, with other challenges made available for Earth Day, Heart Month, International Dance Day, Veterans Day, and more.

We have shared an early look at the New Year's stickers below.

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Top Rated Comments

sjsharksfan12 Avatar
13 months ago

I don't think I've ever closed my activity rings in 4 years
And I get anxious if I don't close my rings. Different strokes indeed.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jana_CZ Avatar
13 months ago
The 7-days-in-a-row kind of goal isn’t bad at all. I’m an active runner but am carefully planning a day or two a week without running, so that the body can recover. It’s important of course - nobody wants injuries caused by overtraining.
But, recovery doesn’t mean I’d spend the day watching Netflix ? A swift 30 minutes walk isn’t really “exercising”, is it… but it does close the Exercise ring without any extra effort, while helping also with the Activity ring quite nicely. Yeah, it means forcing myself out into the cold (and the timing - a January challenge - is quite mean to us in the Northern hemisphere ?), but it feels pretty good, all the fresh air etc. Active recovery FTW! ?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NufSaid Avatar
13 months ago
Why these stupid little awards get me motivated but they do.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
btrach144 Avatar
13 months ago

I don't think I've ever closed my activity rings in 4 years
Ever? What do you have your move goal set to? You can customize it.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
japanime Avatar
13 months ago

Since Sunday is my rest day, any “seven days in a row“ challenge is a non-starter.
That's what the "Mind & Body" workout is for. A day of rest, yet it still allows you to close your rings.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jana_CZ Avatar
13 months ago

Agreed. The 7 days a week or “every day this month” challenges should not exist. Not only rest day is important, but there are other reasons (including religious customs).
It’s not mandatory to join all challenges. Why shouldn’t others have it just because you have some kind of religion?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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