The next Apple Watch fitness challenge set for International Women’s Day on March 8

Apple Watch owners can win the upcoming challenge by completing any workout on March 8 as long as it lasts for at least twenty minutes.

A woman working out in a gym
Any 20-minute workout will do the trick | Image: Danielle Cerullo/Unsplash
  • What’s happening? Apple has readied a new fitness challenge later in March to celebrate the 2023 International Women’s Day.
  • Why care? Apple Watch owners who complete this challenge shall earn a virtual medal and exclusive stickers to use on iMessage and FaceTime.
  • What to do? On March 8, 2023, log any 20-minute exercise (or longer) using the Workout app or a compatible third-party app that writes workouts to Health.

New Apple Watch fitness challenge set for March 8, 2023

International Women’s Day is observed annually on March 8. It’s a global holiday that spotlights issues such as gender equality and violence and abuse against women.

For this year’s International Women’s Day, Apple has prepared a fitting challenge that will appear on people’s Apple Watches in the days leading up to the event.

To win this year’s challenge and earn virtual awards and stickers, Apple wants you to complete any workout for 20 minutes or longer using the stock Workout app or any third-party app that writes data to the Health database.

MacRumors says the challenge will be accompanied by the following message:

On March 8, show your support for the empowerment of women everywhere. Do any workout for 20 minutes or more to earn this award. Record your time with the Workout app or any app that adds workouts to Health.

This isn’t the first time Apple Watch wearers can earn virtual awards on International Women’s Day, as Apple organized similar challenges in previous years.

How Apple Watch fitness challenges work

The Cupertino company regularly celebrates specific dates with activity challenges for Apple Watch owners. There’s no particular schedule for upcoming challenges. Sometimes, a month or two may go by without any fitness challenge from Apple. On some occasions, though, there may be multiple challenges in a single month.

For instance, Apple issued three fitness challenges in February alone for Lunar New Year, Black History Month and Heart Month. The vast majority of challenges, but not all of them, are available globally. Apple Watch wearers are pinged on their wrists a few days before an upcoming fitness challenge.

These challenges have been going on for years but the prize is always the same: a special achievement medal is unlocked in Apple’sĀ Fitness app, along with animated stickers that can be used to spice up your conversations in the Messages app and FaceTime video calls across your Apple devices.

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