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Apple Watch owners receive 'Ring In the New Year' fitness challenge

Apple Watch owners receive 'Ring In the New Year' fitness challenge
Apple has prepared a New Year's Activity challenge for Apple Watch owners in a bid to get people moving post the leisurely holiday season. If you want to be a good sport and earn yourself an achievement, you will have to "close" three Activity rings every day for a full week in January. If you manage to do that, you will also earn special stickers for the Messages app. We think that's a clever way of homing in on the Apple Watch's distinct focus on health and fitness.

Apple has pulled off this kind of stuff previously, the most recent account being the Thanksgiving-themed Activity achievement which involved walking, running, or riding (in a wheelchair) a distance of at least 3.1 miles (5km). Those who showed up to it received an unique medal in the Achievements list inside the Activity app, in addition to a bunch of motivating stickers.

The New Year's challenge should be available globally at the time of writing. Meanwhile, Apple's own New Year's challenge will be restoring iPhone sales to their former greatness. The company's fiscal 2016 will mark its first annual revenue decline in 15 years, with the company's revenue likely ending up close to $215 billion. Still, iPhone 7 sales did eventually prove better than analysts initially presumed, and expectations for the upcoming iPhone 8 are nothing short of rampant, thanks to rumors of radical design and functionality changes.


Are you going to start your new year with a week of Apple Watch-logged sports challenges?

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