On August 28, Apple Watch users around the world are encouraged to appreciate the natural beauty of national parks by participating in an Activity Challenge. Apple Watch users can earn the limited edition award and animated stickers for Messages by completing a hike, walk, run, or wheelchair workout of a mile or more on this day.
Apple has set its next Apple Watch Activity Challenge for August 28 to “appreciate the beauty of national parks all over the world.” Apple Watch users can earn the achievement by completing a hike, walk, wheelchair workout, or run at least one mile.
˝Let’s take a day to appreciate the beauty of national parks all over the world. On August 28, earn this award by recording a hike, walk, run, or wheelchair workout of a mile (1.6 km) or more with any app that adds workouts to Health.˝Apple
Apple Watch Activity Challenges are meant to promote using the watch for fitness and act as a way for Apple to guide users into taking advantage of the workout tracking features. Completing the challenge with any workout app that logs data to Apple’s Fitness app will unlock the virtual achievement on the iPhone, Apple Watch, and in Apple’s Messages app.
You can also complete the challenge using Apple Fitness+, which is Apple’s own workouts service that offers a variety of different categories of content as well as Time To Walk workouts.
Apple Watch users will be notified about this new Activity Challenge prior to when it kicks off. Will you be taking part in this challenge? Let us know down in the comments!
The App Store is celebrating the National Park Service by spotlighting the official National Park Service app as the App of the Day. Users can further enjoy the beauty of the national parks by exploring the Essential Apps for Hikers collection, which highlights apps including Outdoorsy – RV Rentals, which helps users plan their trip; AllTrails: Hike, Bike & Run, which surfaces new outdoor routes; and WaterMinder, which reminds adventurers to stay hydrated.
Apple TV app users can find a collection on Watch Now that celebrates the history, stories, and wonder of the national parks, spotlighting shows like Ken Burns’s “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” and documentaries like “Free Solo.” Apple Podcasts will feature a collection of shows focused on exploring and celebrating the outdoors for listeners in the US throughout August. On Apple Books, customers will find a collection of books for adults and kids that will inspire families to get out and explore our national parks. And with the “Nature Awaits” playlist on Apple Music, listeners can hit play, lean back, and let their imagination wander, even if they’re unable to head outdoors.