Apple launches a new Time to Walk episode ahead of International Women’s Day

A brand-new Time to Walk episode featuring activist Malala Yousafzai, with whom Apple previously partnered, has launched ahead of International Women’s Day.

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  • International Women’s Day is observed on March 8 to commemorate the women’s rights movement and the socio-cultural achievements of women.
  • A new Time to Walk episode featuring activist Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai is already available in the Fitness app on your Apple Watch.
  • Apple may also launch other surprises and content-focused initiatives across its content stores to celebrate the globally recognized holiday.

Time to Walk with Malala Yousafzai

TechRadar reports that the latest episode in Apple’s Time to Walk series of guided audio workouts is now available featuring Malala Yousafzai, an activist and the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

From Apple’s description of the episode:

Malala Yousafzai is the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize and an advocate for girls’ right to education in her native country fo Pakistan and around the world. She became a target for speaking out and was nearly assassinated at age 15. Malala talks about how a great friend can make you feel at home anywhere in the world and what fuels her activism.

The 30-minute episode includes 19 minutes of talk with Malala discusses various topics and stories from her life, illustrated by photos that appear on the watch display at key points. The rest is dedicated to a trio of her favorite songs—“Dangerous Woman” by Ariana Grande, “O Mundo É Um Moinho” by Beth Carvalho and “Bombay Theme” by A. R. Rahman—which you can add to your own playlist if you’re an Apple Music subscriber. Read: How to watch Apple Music TV

The episode is available now on the Fitness app on your iPhone. To access it, select the “Fitness+” tab and touch the option labeled “Show All” underneath the “Time to Walk” heading. All that’s left to save the episode to your watch is a tap of the “Download” button next to the episode.

This isn’t the first time Apple has celebrated International Women’s Day with special surprises and other perks. In 2021, for example, the company issued a special activity challenge that permitted Apple Watch wearers to earn a limited-edition award along with animated stickers for Messages and FaceTime by recording any workout of 20 minutes or more. Read: Things to do after buying an Apple Watch

It also published new Fitness+ workouts and playlists made up entirely of female artists, as well as launched other initiatives across services such as TV+, Podcasts, News, Maps and more. Apple Music TV, for instance, hosted female voices, stories and musicianship back to back, on last year’s International Women’s Day.

Don’t forget that Apple has also scheduled virtual product unveilings on March 8.