Ring in the New Year Achievement

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by friednoodles, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. friednoodles macrumors 6502

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    A notification came up on my Watch at midnight to introduce this:

    ringinthenewyear.png

    Additionally the Thanksgiving Day achievement is also now showing in the Achievements area (and as completed), even though it wasn't available in this part of the world at the time.
     
  2. Ffosse macrumors 6502a

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  3. cmbauer macrumors regular

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  4. Julien macrumors G3

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    I have done that every day since launch day.:D
     
  5. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended

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    Woohoo! What do you want a medal? Oh wait. :)
     
  6. HengenJL macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully they dont botch this achievement like the Thanksgiving challenge. This will be fairly easy to accomplish.
     
  7. iPhysicist macrumors 6502a

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    You should increase your calorie goal to 100 then :rolleyes: (I know your an athlete :mad:)

    This time the Achievement seems to be a worldwide one.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    Tbh, Ive largely grown tired of trying to reach these achievements. I feel that I live an active lifestyle, i.e., run several days each week, go to kick-boxing class several days each week, and go to karate 4 days out of 7 so having these achievements in my case do little.
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    It's not necessarily about 'Reaching' these achievements. It's aimed to encourage and motivate the user, to move and challenge themselves. More so, goal setting. Even if you don't reach that goal, then you have the realization that you accepted the challenge and worked at your pace to push yourself. That's how the Watch is designed in one facet, to be your companion.
     
  10. PCtoMAC1 macrumors 6502

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    I still haven't received the notification. No issues with the Thanksgiving day one.
     
  11. Vihzel macrumors 6502

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    How many of these special achievements have Apple done other than the Thanksgiving 2016 one?
     
  12. Julien macrumors G3

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    0
     
  13. Brien macrumors 68020

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    Slightly off topic but does anyone know of a way to disable/opt out of the challenges?

    I have no interest in them but I don't see anything in the settings to do so.
     
  14. Julien macrumors G3

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    You mean opt out of all 2 of them?:D What is the big deal? You just ignore it. It's not like there is a splash screen on your :apple:Watch or iPhone every ½ hour nagging you.o_O
     
  15. PCtoMAC1 macrumors 6502

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    Has it shown up for you now? I still don't have anything.
     
  16. Brien macrumors 68020

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    It seems like too often the only answers I get on here are variations of 'deal with it'. If I was fine ignoring it I wouldn't have bothered asking. I don't use my Watch for fitness so they are of no use to me.
     
  17. TRICKorDEVICE macrumors 6502a

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    Is there anything you have to do to accept or enter the challenge?

    One of the articles said you had to, but I think it was just incorrect.

    Cult of Mac said this:

    "Bear in mind the notification to take part will appear 10 minutes after the first time you put your Apple Watch on, and will only appear once, so if you dismiss it or decline, you won’t be able to take part in the challenge"

    Apparently quoting Pocket Lint
     
  18. Julien macrumors G3

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    So you have received a combined total of 2 Activity Challenge Notifications (if not in US then ONLY 1) in over 600 days of use that you are not "fine ignoring" and so far have made 2 posts about it typing even more words than were in the original 2 Notifacations. How on earth do you deal with multiple daily email spam Notifications (several 1000 since the :apple:Watch launched)?:eek:

    Also there is NO way to opt out of the 2 Notifications. However if there was a feature it would require you to open the Watch app, click on Notifications, Click on Apple Activity Challenges (or whatever it would be called) and then toggle off the switch. Seems rather excessive when all you had to do was simply ignore the 2 Notifications sent. Hopefully for your sake Apple will introduce an opted out feature before the next one drops which could happen as soon as July 4, 2017 (US). But if not then mentally prepare yourself because you WILL have to 'deal with it' by ignoring it.:confused:

    If 'dealing with' and ignoring something as completely benign and infrequent as the 2 Activity Notifications is that problematic then you SHOULD consider becoming more active to help lower the stress Apple is causing you.

    Becoming more active directly benefits your quality of life (especially latter in life), your family and indirectly benefits society as a whole. ;)
     
  19. Brien macrumors 68020

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  20. Ffosse macrumors 6502a

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    I like the concept of achievements and medals but, whilst I am still recovering from cancer, most are beyond my reach.
     
  21. doubleshot23 macrumors newbie

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    I've started workout streaks since first day of the year but still has no badge or notification for this came.
     
  22. klymr macrumors 65816

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    I'm fairly certain that is incorrect. I don't recall ever seeing a button saying I had to accept or enter the challenge. I think you just close the three rings for a full week (Mon-Sun) and the achievement is yours. That's the way the Thanksgiving Day Challenge was.
     
  23. TRICKorDEVICE macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. This is what I was thinking as well.
     
  24. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    This one is for all three rings, including Stand, for a straight week. If you miss out on the Stand ring, you won't get the badge.

    I'm pretty sure that I won't get it because I can't wear my AW to the office. Dangit.
     
  25. Phogro macrumors member

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    This made me LOL - thanks for speaking my mind. :)
     

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