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

Friday February 7, 2020 6:38 am PST by Joe Rossignol
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...

Apple Postpones 'Close Your Rings' Employee Challenge Due to Coronavirus and Store Closures

Tuesday February 4, 2020 9:24 am PST by Juli Clover
Every year in February, Apple hosts a company wide fitness challenge for all of its employees at its corporate and retail offices around the world. Employees are tasked with closing all three of their Apple Watch Activity rings every day during the month, and those that are successful earn a reward. Apple's 2020 challenge, which is in February because February is Heart Month, has been...

Apple Launching New Internal Activity Challenge for Employees

Monday January 20, 2020 8:51 am PST by Juli Clover
Starting in February, Apple is hosting its annual company wide fitness challenge for all of its employees, tasking them with closing all three Apple Watch Activity rings every day of the month. Employees who successfully finish the challenge will be rewarded with a t-shirt that says "2020" in a logo with ‌Apple Watch‌ Activity-style rings, as shared by an Apple employee. The employees...

Apple Watch Owners Challenged to Earn Thanksgiving Day Activity Achievement

Wednesday November 13, 2019 1:49 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Apple is celebrating Thanksgiving this year by urging U.S. Apple Watch owners to bag a special achievement by recording a minimum walking or running distance on Thursday, November 28. As with past holidays, ‌Apple Watch‌ owners can earn an exclusive badge and an iMessage sticker if they complete the challenge. To earn the turkey-themed badge and sticker, ‌Apple Watch‌ wearers must clock...

Apple Honors Veterans Day With Website Banner, Activity Challenge on Apple Watch, and More

Monday November 11, 2019 5:49 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Today is Veterans Day in the United States and, as usual, Apple CEO Tim Cook has thanked veterans around the world for their service. "Never was so much owed by so many to so few." — Winston Churchill. To the Veterans in my family, at Apple, and all around the world — we appreciate your service and sacrifice. 🇺🇸 #VeteransDay— ‌Tim Cook‌ (@tim_cook) November 11, 2019 Apple is also showing its ...

Apple Launches New Yoga Day Activity Challenge

Friday June 21, 2019 6:56 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Apple today kicked off a new Activity Challenge, this one celebrating the International Day of Yoga. To earn the award, you'll have to complete a yoga workout that lasts 15 minutes or more at any time today. Apple holds these challenges for many different holidays and events throughout the year, but this is the first time it has marked the International Day of Yoga. In order to be sure that...

Apple Kicking Off New Apple Watch Fitness Challenge on Earth Day

Tuesday April 9, 2019 3:54 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Apple's next Activity Challenge for Apple Watch owners will take place on Earth Day, which falls on Monday, April 22. ‌Apple Watch‌ users will be able to earn the Earth Day 2019 badge by doing any workout for 30 minutes or more. Details on the upcoming challenge were shared this afternoon on Twitter by Kyle Seth Gray, who also shared images of the achievement badge and accompanying iMessage...

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

Friday February 1, 2019 4:07 am PST by Joe Rossignol
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...

Apple Hosting Employee Activity Challenge in February With Exclusive Sport Loop as Reward

Monday January 21, 2019 6:29 am PST by Mitchel Broussard
Like it did last year, Apple in February will host an internal activity challenge for its employees around the world, tasking them with closing all three Apple Watch Activity rings every day for the month (via WatchGeneration). Image via WatchGeneration Those who complete this challenge will receive an exclusive Black Sport Loop, which has colored details on the plastic attachments that...

Missing Some Activity Awards on iOS 12? Apple Says They'll Be Restored in a Future Software Update

Tuesday September 18, 2018 12:21 pm PDT by Joe Rossignol
If you updated your iPhone to iOS 12 this week and noticed that some Activity Challenge awards are missing, you're not alone. In a new support document, Apple has acknowledged that five limited edition awards may be temporarily unavailable in the Activity app after updating to iOS 12, presumably due to a minor software bug of some kind. They include:Thanksgiving Day Challenge 2016 Mother'...

Apple Supports National Parks With Apple Watch Activity Challenge and Apple Pay Donations

Thursday August 23, 2018 7:11 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple today introduced an Apple Pay donation program and a new Activity Challenge on the Apple Watch in support of U.S. national parks. From August 24 through August 31, Apple said it will donate $1 to the National Park Foundation, the official charity of the U.S. National Park Service, for every purchase made with Apple Pay at any Apple Store, on Apple.com, or through the Apple Store app...

Apple Watch Earth Day Challenge Requires You to Complete 30 Minutes of Exercise on April 22

Monday April 16, 2018 6:51 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Apple's next Activity Challenge for Apple Watch wearers will be centered around Earth Day this Sunday, April 22, with notifications that should begin appearing on Friday, April 20. The Earth Day Challenge requires you to do any workout for 30 minutes or more on April 22, and record your activity within the Workout watchOS app or any other app that adds workouts to the Health iOS app. As is...

International Women's Day Activity Challenge Requires Apple Watch Owners to Double Their Move Rings

Tuesday March 6, 2018 6:01 am PST by Mitchel Broussard
Apple has debuted a new Activity Challenge for Apple Watch wearers today, this one focused on celebrating International Women's Day. To complete the challenge and earn the achievement, you'll have to double your Move ring on March 8, the day that commemorates the movement for women's rights around the world. The award for completing the challenge will be a set of still and animated stickers...

Apple Watch to Promote Heart Month With Activity Challenge Next Week

Friday February 2, 2018 3:53 am PST by Mitchel Broussard
Apple will be launching the newest activity challenge for Apple Watch wearers next week, with a focus on Heart Month. To complete the challenge, you'll need to close your Apple Watch's exercise ring for seven days in a row during one specific week: from February 8 to February 14, which fits with the heart theme and ends on Valentine's Day. Apple hasn't detailed the rewards yet, but they're...

'Ring in the New Year' Activity Challenge Begins Appearing for Apple Watch Owners Ahead of January

Thursday December 28, 2017 4:27 am PST by Mitchel Broussard
One year after launching a "Ring in the New Year" challenge for Apple Watch owners, Apple today is rolling out the challenge again for 2018. The challenge's rules appear slightly similar to last year, requiring you to close all three Activity rings for seven days in a row in January. During the previous challenge, you had to accomplish the same goal coupled with the specific requirement of the...

Apple Watch Wearers Can Earn Thanksgiving Day Badge on Thursday

Tuesday November 21, 2017 7:35 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple today announced that Apple Watch users can earn a special Thanksgiving Day badge and accompanying iMessage sticker by completing a walk, run, or wheelchair workout with a distance of at least 5K (3.1 miles) on November 23. As with the Veterans Day badge, this achievement is only available on devices that have United States set as the region. The distance can be recorded with the...

Apple Adds Apple Watch Activity Challenge for Veterans Day

Monday November 6, 2017 2:34 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Apple will hold a special Apple Watch Activity Challenge on Veterans Day, November 11. As with past holidays, Apple Watch owners can earn an exclusive badge and an iMessage sticker if they complete the challenge (via 9to5Mac). To earn the badge and sticker, Apple Watch wearers must clock up an eleven-minute workout on Veterans Day. To record the activity, wearers need to use Apple's stock...

Mother's Day Activity Challenge Will Require Apple Watch Owners to Finish 1-Mile Workout

Monday May 8, 2017 8:56 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Mother's Day takes place in the United States this Sunday, May 14, and Apple is gearing up to launch an all-new challenge in the Activity app for Apple Watch owners in order to celebrate the national holiday. The challenge will begin showing up in the Activity app this Friday, May 12, but will only be open on Sunday. To accomplish the challenge, users will have to complete a walk, run, or...

Apple Celebrates Earth Day With New Apple Watch Activity Challenge

Wednesday April 19, 2017 10:46 am PDT by Juli Clover
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...

Apple Watch Owners Notified of Upcoming 'Ring In the New Year' Activity Achievement

Tuesday December 27, 2016 6:15 am PST by Mitchel Broussard
Like it did on Thanksgiving, Apple today has begun notifying Apple Watch owners of a soon-to-launch Activity challenge, hoping to encourage users to get moving and work out in the new year. To earn the achievement, Apple Watch owners will have to close all three Activity rings each day for an entire week in January. Image via MacRumors forum member friednoodles The challenge should become...