What you need to know
- Apple has announced the ways it's celebrating Heart Month in the United States.
- A new Apple Watch Activity challenge is available through February.
- Preliminary findings from the Apple Heart and Movement Study have been shared.
Apple has announced that it is celebrating February's Heart Month with a new Apple Watch Activity Challenge and more.
In a new Newsroom post, Apple announced that it is making a new Apple Watch Activity Challenge available with a new batch awarded to those who successfully complete it.
Alongside the new challenge, Apple is also highlighting a collection of apps that are built to help people improve their heart health. The new collection will be available in the App Store.
Apple has also made some preliminary analysis of activity data shared from the Apple Heart and Movement Study available The analysis is based on more than 18 million workouts that have been logged by Apple Watch wearers during the pandemic, the Newsroom post says.
Apple also points people to Apple Fitness+ as a way that people can try to improve their fitness both overall and specifically heart health.
More of a reader than a runner? Apple Books is also offering a collection of titles that are focused on heart health.
Apple recently announced two more Apple Watch Activity Challenges related to Black History Month and the Lunar New Year.
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