Similar to the Turkey Trot-esque 5K Apple debuted over Thanksgiving to get people moving during one of the most lethargic of holidays, Apple’s Ring in the New Year Challenge is set to begin on January 2. It’s a simple concept — wearers are challenged to close all three Activity rings each and every day for a whole week. But because it’s a month-long challenge, even if they one week, they would have three chances to redeem themselves.
What does closing the Activity rings entail? Users will need to be mobile for about a minute every hour for 12 hours, complete 30 minutes of exercise every day, and hit their own calorie burning targets.
What do they get if they succeed? Other than the smug satisfaction that comes along with completing any challenge, users will be in better shape (or keeping themselves in shape). And of course, Apple will reward them too. No, they won’t be getting anything too exciting like a new gadget, but they will receive get a special achievement badge and free stickers from the Activity app.
If users don’t want to take part in the challenge, Apple won’t ram it down their throat. The notification for them to participate will show up on their Apple Watch 10 minutes after the first time they put it on, and it will only show up once. That means if they dismiss or refuse it, they won’t be able to change their mind.