The next Apple Watch activity challenge is slated for August 30th to celebrate national parks. On the same day, last year, the company held a challenge to mark 100 years of the Grand Canyon National Park.
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Like last year, this challenge is a bit different in that it requires users to complete a specific workout with a specific distance. Typically challenges are less particular and involve time-based tasks.
In order to successfully complete, users are required to do a walk, run, hike or wheelchair workout of at least 1 mile. This is a bit easier than last year when you were required to do a 3 mile workout.
This is how Apple describes the Activity Challenge:
This challenge celebrates the natural wonder of national parks. Earn your award on August 30 by recording a hike, walk, roll, or run of a mile (1.6K) or more with any app that adds workouts to Health.
One mile should be achievable for most people. It equates to around 2,000 steps which is well below the daily target most people aim for. Around 15-20 minutes is all it should take at an easy pace.
As before, those who successfully complete the task will be rewarded with stickers that can be used in Messages and FaceTime. Last year there were two, this year there are four. Those who successfully complete should also see a virtual trophy in the Achievements tab of the iPhone Activity app.
The last challenge was in June this year to mark International Day of Yoga. The stay-at-home activity required Apple Watch owners to complete a yoga workout of 20 minutes or more on June 21st.
Coronavirus restrictions have relaxed a bit in many countries so Apple obviously felt that it was time for an open air challenge. A nice stroll in the park should be a healthy way to spend the day, and social distancing should not be too difficult to maintain in those conditions.
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