Apple will soon be offering its smartwatch users the chance to earn a new special badge, as long as they log 30 or more minutes of exercise on Earth Day.
If you complete the workout on Friday April 22nd, the tech giant will reward you with a shiny new icon in the Activity app and a custom iMessage stickers. As usual, the exercise will need to be recorded in the Fitness app or in any app that can send data to the Health app.
The challenge should become visible to Apple Watch owners in the week ahead. It will read “Let’s get moving and celebrate the planet” when it becomes available.
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First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day was founded to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Events in nearly 200 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. This year, the focus will be on providing information and inspiration needed to change human attitude and behavior about plastics.
Apple does not hold a challenge every year for Earth Day but it has done this several times in the past. For added motivation, this year users will also get a few shiny animated stickers.
This latest challenge comes hot on the heels of the International Women’s Day challenge. This one required users to complete a workout lasting 20 minutes or more on the big day. In February we saw the Heart Month Challenge on Valentines Day, in addition to one for Black History Month and a Unity Challenge badge.
Some of Apple’s challenges are limited to certain countries. But the yet-to-be announced 2022 Earth Day challenge will be available globally.
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