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

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    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).

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    Those who complete this challenge will receive an exclusive Black Sport Loop, which has colored details on the plastic attachments that connect to the Apple Watch case, and on the end of the velcro band. The blue, red, and green colors on the band represent the Stand, Move, and Workout Activity rings on Apple Watch.

    Last year, employees received a Woven Nylon band as a reward for the February challenge, which had a hint of the Activity ring's blue/green/red color scheme on the band fastener. In total, the 2019 challenge is the third one that Apple has offered its employees, beginning in 2017 with pins and t-shirts offered as rewards for employees who closed all three Activity rings every day in February.

    The company has hosted other Apple Watch-related challenges as well, including a mindfulness-related event that tasked employees with meditating for a specific amount of time per day for 25 days. Those who met the goal received a T-shirt that displayed the Breathe app's blue and green logo.

    Article Link: Apple Hosting Employee Activity Challenge in February With Exclusive Sport Loop as Reward
     
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    Don’t worry.. They will all end up on eBay just like last year
     
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  5. vicviper789 macrumors regular

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    I bet the challenge will be something like: “Ok guys look around the campus for more iPhone SE’s to sell!”
     
  6. macfacts macrumors 68030

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    To create loyal employees. Costs Tim nothing.
     
  7. B4U macrumors 68000

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    Or at least make sure the support staff actually follow up with the issues regarding to these challenges.
    My January 2019 challenge is not showing up at all!
     
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    Same. I’d actually pay for it.
     
  9. subjonas macrumors 68000

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    Do you know how much they sold for?
    It’s funny how people want something so badly just because they can’t get it. The band looks pretty commonplace.
     
  10. craigmak macrumors member

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    Not only loyalty but then Apple can go back to their insurance provider and say look how active our employees are, give us a lower rate. Even though I’m guessing with the number of full time employees they are at a very low rate compared to most companies.
     
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    Personally, I think it looks cheap. They accentuated the cheap parts of the band which are the plastic bits
     
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    ...for a price that even would make Tim Cook shy.
     
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    Fun,sport,something to do,comradeship, surely you’ve heard of at least one of those.
     
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    I thinks it’s pretty cool - would love stuff like that in our offices
     
  15. DekuBleep macrumors newbie

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    Can the Apple employees set their rings to close at super low activity levels? Or is there a minimum activity setting for the competition?
     
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    What garbage. Apple skipped the Thanksgiving 5K and the Ring in the New Year challenges, but they do this???
     
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    I wish they’d do this for the public also. Hell, I’d even be willing to pay for it for completing the challenge.
     
  18. anonnymouse macrumors regular

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    Changing your algorithmically-derived move goal enforced through the challenge-linked MoveIt app, removed you from the challenge.

    Short answer: no, yes.

    Other methods were commonly used, however: like keeping an all-day “other” workout running, among other “tricks”.
     
  19. craigmak macrumors member

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    Agreed, kind of like an exclusive band of you complete the challenge. Nike does similar if you check in with a connected jersey or are a nike+ member. At least give exclusive offers
     
  20. rcooked macrumors regular

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    I’d be happy if they brought back some kid the challenges like New Year, and Thanksgiving that got badges.

    Not sure what happened with those.
     
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    I'd happily buy...a cheap Chinese knock off of this.
     
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    I wish they’d do more special challenges for the general public. Even just every couple months would be nice. They haven’t done one in ages now.
     
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    All this, plus encouraging greater employee engagement with the product.

    As to whether you can game this... While Move and Activity rings are adjustable, Stand is not. Personally, I find Stand to be the most challenging. If I get too deeply enmeshed in a task I can miss the tap that reminds me it's again time to stand.
     
  25. kanki1985 macrumors member

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    so essentially, get an apple watch employees (if not already), close all rings every day for 28 days and we'll give you an ugly looking $50 band as a reward!
     

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