Apple hosting Earth Day Apple Watch Activity Challenge on April 22
Apple will host its next Apple Watch Activity Challenge on April 22 to celebrate Earth Day, encouraging users to workout for 30 minutes or more to earn a trio of animated stickers and a virtual trophy in the Fitness app.
Apple says “Let’s get moving and celebrate the planet,” asking users to record their exercise through the Apple Watch Fitness app or any other app that syncs with Fitness to unlock the limited-time reward.
The last Apple Watch Activity Challenge came in February in celebration of Heart Month, with Apple similarly rewarding users who added 30-minutes to their Exercise ring on February 14 with stickers and a virtual trophy.
How to record a Workout on Apple Watch
- Open the Workouts app on your Apple Watch and tap the type of exercise you are about to do – you can choose from 11 pre-set workout types
- After tapping your chosen exercise, your Apple Watch will do a 3-second countdown and begin recording your workout
- You’ll see the Workouts app show the progress of your workout, including metrics such as the number of calories burnt, your heart rate and the length of time you’ve been active
Even though recording a Workout on Apple Watch is a relatively simple thing to do, it can easily be forgotten. With watchOS 5, Apple added automatic Workout detection that prompts a user with the tap on the wrist to record a workout whenever the Apple Watch senses your exercising, whether it be a walk, run, swim or elliptical exercise.
Siri can also help you start a workout. Users can simply say something such as, “Hey, Siri… Go for a five-mile walk.”