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nickdalzell1

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On Activity on iPhone both my Heart Month award and my Ring in the New Year Challenge award are gone! No section in there at all for 'limited edition'

On my Watch (both of them) only my Heart Month award is listed under that category. Am I to expect it, too, will disappear once March comes? If so, what's the point of earning the blasted thing if it's gonna disappear where I can't even admire it later?

I rebooted both the Watch and iPhone no dice.

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mk313

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That happened to some other members earlier. Maybe when they moved to Watch is 6. The good news is that they eventually came back for most users
 
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nickdalzell1

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Mine wasn't due to any update though like from what I've read elsewhere. All those seem to be related to iOS 12 updates but my phone and watch are on the same version since out of box and I don't update stuff anymore.

I wonder if you actually have to keep this app up to date to maintain awards? That wouild suck. My 'normal' monthly awards and activity medals seem to be fine, but Limited Edition ones seem well, limited visibility.
 

Jason Hensley

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This happens sometimes. It happened to me a month or so ago when I restarted my watch. Just give it a day or two, they should come back.
 

nickdalzell1

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The category is still entirely MIA on the phone (I even attempted to force stop the app and reload, and tried to swipe to refresh but that action apparently doesn't exist)

If my Heart Month award vanishes come March I'll just disable anything to do with earning the blasted things since they just end up vanishing! Makes me very angry. I can turn off the notifications and I'll just pretend they don't exist.
 

nickdalzell1

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With all the trouble that would be (initial pairing was not an easy thing for me. It was a rigamorole. after it scanned that pattern on the watch it got stuck in an update loop where it never went anywhere. Then I reset the watch again and then the phone refused to talk to it, since it figured the watch was already paired but the watch, fully reset, had forgotten. I don't even know what combo of actions I did to finally pair the darned thing.)

I decided these 'limited edition' awards are simply not worth the effort.
 

TheSkywalker77

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With all the trouble that would be (initial pairing was not an easy thing for me. It was a rigamorole. after it scanned that pattern on the watch it got stuck in an update loop where it never went anywhere. Then I reset the watch again and then the phone refused to talk to it, since it figured the watch was already paired but the watch, fully reset, had forgotten. I don't even know what combo of actions I did to finally pair the darned thing.)

I decided these 'limited edition' awards are simply not worth the effort.
Agh, that’s awful I’m sorry. I wish you the best of luck though, hopefully they’ll decide to reappear soon.
 

nickdalzell1

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If they just show up on the watch (and not the iPhone) that's fine as well. If, however, my Heart Month award disappears come March, I'll just forego them and turn off the 'special awards' feature in the watch app. yeah, it is a shame.
 

DeepIn2U

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The category is still entirely MIA on the phone (I even attempted to force stop the app and reload, and tried to swipe to refresh but that action apparently doesn't exist)

If my Heart Month award vanishes come March I'll just disable anything to do with earning the blasted things since they just end up vanishing! Makes me very angry. I can turn off the notifications and I'll just pretend they don't exist.

Considering your screenshot from the iPhone ... I noticed your February challenge shows 12/26 ... is this not needing to be completed?

Either way why not contact Apple Support see what they have to say?
 

nickdalzell1

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February Challenge is different from Heart Month. The "February Challenge" is not a "limited edition" award. There are monthly challenges each month as well as 'special' challenges. Heart Month is the latter--I got it by closing my exercise ring from the 8th to the 14th. The "February Challenge" is doing 26 workouts of 15 minutes in length or more during February. I have not lost any of the 'monthly' challenges I've earned.

Same for the Ring in the New Year Challenge badge I lost. I still have my "January Challenge" which is just a normal monthly challenge different from the Limited Edition category.
 

nickdalzell1

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After recently using my Apple Watch again after a few month hiatus, I've noticed that while all my normal monthly challenges are still there (the ones I completed) and workout medals are present, but now the 'limited edition' category is completely absent.

That's pretty much the last time I bother. I must've confirmed my theory--limited editions do in fact disappear after some time, making them utterly pointless.

Haven't checked the iPhone yet, but on the watch, it's just showing these categories:

Competitions, Monthly Challenges, Close your Rings, and Workouts.

EDIT: Yup, Limited Edition completely missing in iPhone 6S. Same four categories only.
 
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jz0309

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I got my 1st AW Dec 10 2015, "limited editions" badges start showing up for 2017 and later, my "monthly challenges start showing up for Nov 2017 and later, my "perfect month" start showing up for Feb 2016 and later ...

I obviously do not remember if I earned badges for the time period but given that I started to earn "perfect month" in Feb 2016 I think I did ... so something is missing, but tbh I do not care about the actual badges, I care that the AW made me overall fitter and I do more exercising now at 61 that I did ever in my life.
The only badge I do care about is my longest move streak, it's at 1,810 days now :)

PS I only look this up on the phone, can't bother to look at the watch for this long list ...
 

nickdalzell1

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The limited edition ones were always different though and offered quite unique challenges so earning them made me happy. The standard monthly challenges and such are not as fun to get. But once they started randomly disappearing and then being completely gone (the entire category is gone now) made me so upset and still does. I wasn't aware they are supposed to disappear after some time. I mean, what was the point in getting them if they only stay a few months?
 

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Nick, what happened in the end ? I can see the entire category drissaperead on my wife's Apple Watch but it appears ins the iPhone . Rebooted with no success.
 
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nickdalzell1

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Nick, what happened in the end ? I can see the entire category drissaperead on my wife's Apple Watch but it appears ins the iPhone . Rebooted with no success.
What happened is me switching to the Galaxy Watch 3, which at least hangs onto the medals you get (called Achievements). The health app is superior as well. Even data that goes back to the original Samsung Galaxy Gear is still there!
 

nickdalzell1

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Nope. I tried to use my 6S and Watch Series 5 earlier this year and they were ALL gone, on both phone and watch--entire category missing. Didn't matter how long I let it sync. It never recovered, so I switched to Samsung, who's alghorithm is healthier (no more trying to kill me), ECG actually works (Apple kept giving 'inconclusive'), fall detection no longer false-positives when using hammers or clapping or swatting flies, and the app looks far better and is more fun.

Best part is all the awards dating back to my first Galaxy S4 still exist. And I've earned new ones since May, all there.
 

DeepIn2U

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On Activity on iPhone both my Heart Month award and my Ring in the New Year Challenge award are gone! No section in there at all for 'limited edition'

On my Watch (both of them) only my Heart Month award is listed under that category. Am I to expect it, too, will disappear once March comes? If so, what's the point of earning the blasted thing if it's gonna disappear where I can't even admire it later?

I rebooted both the Watch and iPhone no dice.

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how are you able to view this screen for a screenshot? I’ve been digging everywhere in iOS Health app and not finding this.
 

nickdalzell1

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My iPhone was a 6S. It just used the 'hold power and home button' to take a screenshot just like a 3GS. On a gesture-controlled model, not sure. Never could figure out how to work that crap
 
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