Third-party developers are now taking advantage of the built-in GPS and altimeter in Apple Watch Series 3, as well as custom workout APIs released in watchOS 4.2, to enable tracking of specialized metrics and the ability to find their friends on the mountain with a glance at the wrist.
Close your exercise ring for seven days in a row from February 8 to February 14 and you’ll earn a brand spanking new colorful badge in the Activity app along with animated stickers in the Messages app to send to friends and family.
No matter where you’re off to next, surfing, golfing or a yoga session – we all know it’s famously uncool to start just another generic ‘Other’ workout on your watch. If you’re tired of that, here’s how to get your personalized stickman for any sport… even if you’re into Water Polo.
Just like last year, Apple is once more challenging Apple Watch owners in the US to complete a 5K on Thanksgiving. That is just over 3 miles of either walking or running. If they are able to do so, they will earn a special badge in the Activity app, and an exclusive sticker for use in iMessage.
Like they have done on past holidays, Apple will be holding a special Apple Watch Activity Challenge on Veterans Day, November 11th. If you have an Apple Watch, you can earn an exclusive badge, and an accompanying iMessage sticker for the challenge.
The new watchOS launching in fall sure promises a bevy of updates for your Workout app, but until then we still have sufficient time to soak up up all the ins and outs of the incumbent watchOS 3. With that, let’s talk about Segments, an almost closeted tool that will help you delineate any ongoing workout.