Apple Offers New Activity Challenge on Apple Watch for Veterans Day

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    Apple is planning to offer a special activity challenge on Veterans Day, which is set to take place on Sunday, November 11.

    Apple Watch owners who do a workout of 11 minutes or more can earn a special Veterans Day-themed badge that will show up in the Activity app along with a matching sticker to use in the Messages app.

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    Apple says the award can be earned by doing any workout that's recorded through the Workout app or another app that adds workout information to the health app.

    The badge offered for the Veterans Day challenge is the same badge that was awarded for the 2017 Veterans Day challenge, which also tasked Apple Watch owners with completing an 11-minute workout.

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    Apple does activity challenges on holidays on a regular basis, providing special badges and stickers for those who complete them. The last challenge, for National Parks Day, took place in September.

    Article Link: Apple Offers New Activity Challenge on Apple Watch for Veterans Day
     
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    Do Series 1 owners get the update as well?

    All Apple Watch users?
     
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    Does this apply in the UK or only in the US? I don't care if it's not celebrated here - I want to win a soaring eagle emoji to kiss my limey friends with.
     
  4. MVallee macrumors 6502a

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    What about Canada? Remembrance Day is also November 11th.
     
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    that design is clever as heck. i love it.

    I'm 100% sure this was the first design and then jony's like "not flat enough"
     
  7. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 601

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    Seems to be the easiest challenge yet. 11 minutes of exercise and that's it? Suppose it's a Sunday and many only workout during the week but just walking around the grocery store should be enough to get that challenge met.
     
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    Is there a list anywhere of all the special challenges to date?
     
  10. Veinticinco macrumors 6502a

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    You might get a poppy instead ;)

    Oh and I think you’ll find November 11th is “celebrated” ever so slightly in the UK
     
  11. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    You forgot the rules of rock, eagle, poppy.

    Eagle eats poppy. Poppy grows on rock. Rock kills eagle.
     
  12. Veinticinco macrumors 6502a

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    You lot forgot the rules of not shamefully looking the other way until 1917 and 1941 :p
     
  13. yankdog macrumors newbie

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    This would work great if I could trust the Workout app to correctly be reflected on my activity. So far it only works about half the time.
     
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    What’s the challenge?

    Getting out of the trenches and walking slowly towards the enemy?

    War sucks.
     
  15. NomadicTy macrumors regular

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    Veterans day. Maybe a mile run and burpees to get a badge.

    AW should allow connecting to shoepods that goes beyond step/stride analysis. Not everyone is a runner. Something like the Biostrap where with the wrist device + shoepod, you can record of different exercises. Burpees, squats, etc. Then when recording a workout, it can determine what exercise is being performed and count the reps.
     
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    Only 11 minutes?
    I planned on doing the whole physical fitness test for my branch that day.
     
  17. matsayz, Nov 10, 2018 at 6:36 AM
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    It's only 11 minutes because of Armistice Day... World War 1, the war was over, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918.
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    It's only 11 minutes because of Armistice Day... World War 1, the war was over, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918. Your branch should've been telling you about this, it's the 100 year anniversary...

    --- Post Merged, Nov 10, 2018 at 6:43 AM ---
    It's only 11 minutes because of Armistice Day... World War 1, the war was over, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918.
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    It's only 11 minutes because of Armistice Day... World War 1, the war was over, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918.
     
  18. B4U macrumors 68000

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    Fully aware of the history.
    But does not change the fact that this is way too easy.
     
  19. matsayz macrumors newbie

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    If you’re aware of the history then you’d understand it’s a numbers thing obviously.
     
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    Anyone in Canada see this badge? Worked out today but nothing showed up.
     
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    Mine failed to work. I did three, independent, walking workouts (Sundays are nice for that), one over 40 minutes long.

    No biscuit. What’s up with that?
     
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    Mine and both of my friends did not work either. I earned 5 awards yesterday for perfect weeks and no Veterans Day award.
     
  23. andrewhagenauer macrumors newbie

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    Same. I did 2 workouts and had badge show as notification on watch (nike s4) but nothing on app? any ideas?
     
  24. Alan Wynn macrumors member

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    My boyfriend and I have the same problem. I did two workouts, he did one, but neither of us got it. Super frustrating. Apple seems to have a real problem with Awards and the activity app, the update to iOS 12 lost many awards (they were restored with iOS 12.1), and had several other issues. Seems like a real lack of QA.
     
  25. th3Wheel macrumors newbie

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    I am in the same boat, I did two workouts and got no award. :(
     

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