Apple sets the next two Apple Watch fitness challenges for February

The next two Apple Watch activity challenges have been set for the month of February, enticing you to earn special badges and unlock achievements in the Fitness app.

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  • The first Apple Watch activity challenge will celebrate Lunar New Year
  • The second challenge for Apple Watch wearers will celebrate Black History Month
  • Winning either challenge will earn you exclusive virtual awards and medals

Apple Watch fitness challenge #1: Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year, particularly celebrated in East and South East Asian countries, marks the beginning of a calendar year based on the lunar calendar or lunisolar calendar. Apple’s challenge to Apple Watch customers who celebrate Lunar New Year requires logging at least one 20-minute workout between February 1 and February 15, 2022.

Balance this season of relaxation with a little exercise. Do any workout for at least 20 minutes between February 1 and 15 to get this award. Record your workout with the Workout app or any app that adds workouts to Health.

You can log a workout using Apple’s own Workout app or any other fitness app that connects to the Health database. Winning the challenge will earn you a virtual medal in the Fitness app along with exclusive stickers to use with iMessage and FaceTime.

This challenge may be limited to countries where Lunar New Year is celebrated.

Apple Watch fitness challenge #2: Black History Month

The second challenge is for Black History Month, an annual observance originating in the United States where it’s also commonly known as African-American History Month. The Black History Month fitness challenge will require closing your Move ring seven days in a row anytime in February, as reported by MacRumors.

This month, let’s honor Black history and look forward to our future together. Earn this Unity award by closing your Move ring seven days in a row during February.

Like with previous challenges, winning this one will earn your perks such as a special-edition virtual award in the Fitness app along with several animated stickers that can be used in the Messages app and FaceTime.

Will Apple ping me about fitness challenges?

Yes, Apple typically notifies all Apple Watch wearers who are relevant to a given challenge at least 24 hours before the challenge is set to kick off. If you didn’t receive the notification on your wrist, your country wasn’t included in the challenge. You can also complete these challenges using Fitness+, Apple’s workout subscription service.

Appel celebrates Black History Month

Apple is celebrating this year’s Black History Month in a multitude of different ways: it’s launched the new Black Unity Braided Solo Loop for Apple Watch, in addition to a new Unity Lights watch face and a set of matching wallpapers for iPhone, iPad and Mac.

On top of that, the company is offering related events on Apple Music, Apple Music‌ TV, Apple Podcasts, Apple TV, Apple News, Apple Fitness+, App Store and more.