Apple Watch users can take part in 2021's 'Ring in the New Year' challenge

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Apple Watch users are now able to take part in the "Ring in the New Year Challenge," which will grant an award for people who close all their rings for seven days in a row.

The 'Ring in the New Year Challenge' medal for 2020 and 2021
The 'Ring in the New Year Challenge' medal for 2020 and 2021


A continuation from previous years, Apple offers a bonus challenge to Apple Watch owners for January, to try and encourage people to start the year healthily. Playing into the name "Ring in the New Year," participants have to "start 2021 off right" by completing all three of their Apple Watch rings each day for seven days straight.

The award is only granted if all three rings are closed successfully for seven consecutive days, without breaks. The week-long challenge can be completed any time in the month, but must be completed before the month's end to count.

Apple regularly offers the award at a time when many people will have made a resolution to lose weight or to get fit, with the fitness tracking capabilities of the Apple Watch naturally able to assist on that front. For 2021, Apple's new Fitness+ subscription makes a reference to the limited edition award in its "This Week" video advising of new workouts and service changes.

The award, viewable on the Apple Watch and in the Fitness app for iOS, consists of the red, green, and blue rings in an arch, above the year "2021."

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 10
    I used and liked to participate in challenges like this. That said, it’s not a super easy task these days in self-isolation...
    elijahgwatto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 10
    elijahgelijahg Posts: 2,311member
    I used and liked to participate in challenges like this. That said, it’s not a super easy task these days in self-isolation...
    The AW needs some way of skipping a day every now and then without breaking the long-term streaks, because sometimes it's not possible to keep up a streak for various reasons. And medical science seems to have a consensus that it's not a great idea to never have a rest day. 
    fred1
  • Reply 3 of 10
    fred1fred1 Posts: 828member
    elijahg said:
    I used and liked to participate in challenges like this. That said, it’s not a super easy task these days in self-isolation...
    The AW needs some way of skipping a day every now and then without breaking the long-term streaks, because sometimes it's not possible to keep up a streak for various reasons. And medical science seems to have a consensus that it's not a great idea to never have a rest day. 
    I agree. Today it was raining hard so I wasn’t able to take my daily walk. It would be nice to get a little grace, like seven days out of 10 fr’instance.  
    elijahgwatto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 10

    Ring in the New Year' Activity Challenge to begin on January 7, 2021? This challenge hasn’t started yet?

    edited January 4 watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 10
    steven n.steven n. Posts: 1,222member
    My advice to those wanting to close their rings. Get a dog. Dog's love walks and that is all it takes to close your rings every single day. I have closed all three rings for 212 consecutive weeks.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 10
    auxioauxio Posts: 2,328member
    steven n. said:
    My advice to those wanting to close their rings. Get a dog. Dog's love walks and that is all it takes to close your rings every single day. I have closed all three rings for 212 consecutive weeks.
    Depends on what you have your daily calorie count set to.  I have mine at 850 (nothing crazy) and I find that even with a fairly intense 30 minute workout and walking the dog, I'm still struggling to close my move ring at the end of the day.
    edited January 4 watto_cobrarazorpit
  • Reply 7 of 10
    steven n.steven n. Posts: 1,222member
    auxio said:
    steven n. said:
    My advice to those wanting to close their rings. Get a dog. Dog's love walks and that is all it takes to close your rings every single day. I have closed all three rings for 212 consecutive weeks.
    Depends on what you have your daily calorie count set to.  I have mine at 850 (nothing crazy) and I find that even with a fairly intense 30 minute workout and walking the dog, I'm still struggling to close my move ring at the end of the day.
    My move is set to 600. The dog gets between 7-9 miles/day and desert hikes on the weekends. For the past 3-4 months, my move is around 900/day. In the summer, it drops to around 800 so I agree a 850 move ring is a pretty high goal for hitting every day.
  • Reply 8 of 10
    I have done my part, 3 rings for 7 days, but got no badge! What’s the matter?
  • Reply 9 of 10
  • Reply 10 of 10
    Got mine today! Fitness+ is great. 
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