Apple Kicking Off New Apple Watch Fitness Challenge on Earth Day

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    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 sticker those who complete the challenge will receive.

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    Apple hosts Activity Challenges for major holidays and well-known events, and for the past several years, there's been an Earth Day Challenge. Goals in both 2017 and 2018 were the same as the 2019 goal -- complete a 30 minute workout.

    Apple often celebrates Earth Day in a variety of ways, and Apple retail employees are likely to don green shirts in honor of the environment-focused event. Apple retail stores are also likely to be updated with green leaf accents on their logos, something that Apple does on Earth Day each year.

    Apple has done two other Activity Challenges this year to celebrate International Women's Day in March and Heart Month in February.

    Article Link: Apple Kicking Off New Apple Watch Fitness Challenge on Earth Day
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Is it just me, or is earning those badges extremely addictive?
     
  3. xfusejc macrumors 6502

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    Not just you lol
    Is it one activity for 30 minutes or just 30 minutes total in the day?
     
  4. Glockworkorange macrumors 68000

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    You. The fitness challenges and badges are not that challenging, at least not in my opinion.
     
  5. john991 macrumors 68020

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    One workout of 30 minutes or more.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Except, I never mentioned anything about them being ‘challenging’ (Nor was that my point), I mentioned that I find them ‘addictive’ to actually complete, mainly on the competition side of things for my own satisfaction. Either way, what’s not challenging to you might be for someone else, which you didn’t take into consideration.
     
  7. dannyyankou macrumors G3

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    Yep and it’s wonderful that Apple created something that encourages me to be more active. Yeah I know there’s other options, but Apple Watch was the most appealing one to me.

    My dad and sister are in an Activity competition, and it has my dad doing laps up and down the stairs before midnight lol. Extremely addictive.
     
  8. Glockworkorange macrumors 68000

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    That makes sense. Cocaine is not very challenging but addictive, I suppose.
     
  9. MvdM macrumors regular

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    A better idea may be not using and charging your phones and watches for a day.
     
  10. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    I love them and I agreed it is super addictive. Unfortunately some badges are not available outside of the US and I don’t really want to change the region in Settings.
     

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    I’m not actually upset but if you think about it this challenge will increase CO2 emissions on earth day.
     
  12. CaptMarvel macrumors 65816

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    You must not pay attention to your special monthly challenges or complete them regularly? If you do, they increase in difficulty, quite substantially if you normally clear your rings daily...but judging by your comment I guess you aren’t being challenged and set the bar low for yourself?

    Come chat with us over in the Apple Watch sub forum!

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/april-challenge-killer-or-not-to-bad.2175952/
     
  13. b92b0b33ef5340e Suspended

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    Yeah. If Apple could focus on actual products. That would be great.
     
  14. MEJHarrison macrumors 65816

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    They are. They're focusing on their Apple Watch owners. Some of whom bought the watch for stuff just like this.

    By the way, they're a big enough company to split their focus on multiple different projects. While one team is working on stuff like this, another can be designing new watch bands while others work on new Animoji and yet others work on next iPhone, Mac, iPad, AirPods, etc. If you think the entire company worked on this and only this, you should learn more about how big businesses operate.
     
  15. Glockworkorange macrumors 68000

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    I close my rings probably six days out of the week, even when the move goal grows (although strangely, sometimes it sits, even if I hit it all 7 days) and I don't have issues obtaining medals, ribbons, whatever---I mean, no, I never dinged the "5 x your move goal" badge, but I was referring more to the special challenges, like the Earth Day Challenge, or the Thanksgiving Day Challenge. Those are not challenging, at least not to me.

    But hey, thanks for the lecture!
     
  16. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601

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    No, it is addictive.

    Wonder if Apple makes a badge covering how many badges one collected ? Or repeatedly collected.
     
  17. Jim Lahey macrumors 6502

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    No it’s not just you. I’m going for everything this year. Every day, every ring, every workout, every badge. January to January. It’s a daft thing but it keeps me motivated and I enjoy it.
     
  18. saintstryfe macrumors member

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    I actually sent a letter Tim Cook's email saying how much Apple Health and the Fitness app have helped me. Since August 2017 I've dropped 265+ pounds, from 444 to my last weigh in at 181. Hoping another 15 or so pounds. I've been perfect on my rings going over 1 year now. These challenges always manage to get me going.
     
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    I wish I could have “liked” your reply 100 times.
     
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    I actually got robbed of my distance walk/run on Intl. Women’s Day a few weeks back. I’m loyal to Nike run club and completed the run there — didn’t want to use the stock workout app. This has to be an issue for other people too. I know folks are loyal to the Under Armour app or Runtastic and wouldn’t want to log a workout anywhere else but miss out on these achievements. Guess it’s a good problem to have.
     
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    Apparently not. Otherwise I would be charging my device on an AirPower mat and they would have USB-C across the board.
     
  22. MEJHarrison macrumors 65816

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    You not getting the features you want doesn't imply in any way that people aren't hard at work every day at Apple on a variety of projects. Just because they're not working hard to please one customer doesn't mean they're not working hard. And I realize lots of people are disappointed about AirPower. Still doesn't mean they're not hard at work. I don't know on what, but people do go to the place that employees them and perform their jobs duties on a daily basis, USB-C or not.

    Anyway, back on topic, I'm thrilled about this challenge. They might be a little silly, some might even call them easy, but Apple has found a way to make exercising fun. For that I thank them.
     
  23. apolloa macrumors G4

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    One of the better things Apple does to try and pursued us lot to get healthier. Meh at the mo walking the dog is all I can manage with my knackered knee.
     
  24. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    That’s an insane loss. Even though the Watch helps with closing the loops feel like a game, you still need incredible personal commitment and discipline to pull that off.

    A massive congratulations from me. :)
     
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    Weird "challenging" is just a concept "addictive" is a physical thing you have to do, but hey if you're happy with being addicted (Apple has addicted you)
     

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