Apple Adds Apple Watch Activity Challenge for Veterans Day

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

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    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).

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    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 Workout app or a third-party app that feeds data to Apple's HealthKit.

    Veterans Day is a U.S. holiday, so the Challenge won't show up for Apple Watch users set to other regions. The last special activity challenge Apple promoted occurred in summer in coordination with the National Parks Foundation.

    Article Link: Apple Adds Apple Watch Activity Challenge for Veterans Day
     
  2. Boatboy24 macrumors 6502a

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    Dear Apple: How about donating a dollar to Veteran's charities for everyone who completes this challenge?
     
  3. RichTF macrumors regular

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    “Veterans Day” is a US-specific holiday, but 11th November is also Remembrance Day for most Commonwealth countries. It’s a shame if Apple doesn’t also do something similar in those countries.
     
  4. 4ubrey macrumors member

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    Misread your comment. Updated and removed.
     
  5. lunarworks macrumors 68000

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    Simple badge concept, too. Something poppy-themed.
     
  6. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    Maybe Apple needs to expand its cultural diversity team to include non-US cultures.
     
  7. bluespark macrumors 68000

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    I hope Apple sees this. The themed badges are fun so far as they go, but the idea seems to be missing something. Coupling the badges with a charitable donation would really align the workout incentive with the reason for the holiday.
     

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