Apple debuts new "Close Your Rings" videos for Apple Watch

Apple has released three new videos (opens in new tab) on their "Close Your Rings" website that details new inspiring stories from Apple Watch owners about how they use the watch to stay motivated and live a healthier lifestyle. The new films join the existing six other stories and tell the stories of how all kinds of different people, from couch potatoes to professional athletes, use Apple Watch to stay motivated.

The first video is from Yoyo S., who uses the Apple Watch for a variety of activities like rock climbing, swimming, and kick-boxing. She talks about how competitions keep her motivated.

"With the competitions feature, I can see my friends moving and exercising. It gets me out of bed."

The feature allows Apple Watch users to create week-long competitions with friends and family to see who can rack up the most points between the move, exercise, and stand goals.

The second video features Jessica S., founder and lead instructor of Fat Buddha Yoga who also uses the Apple Watch while surfing and DJing around the world.

"The rings turn it into a game. Even if you're not trying to hit a target, you close them just for fun."

Closing all three rings has, for many, turned into a healthy obsession. And, with all the Activity-based watch faces, it's become easier than ever to keep the obsession alive.

Close Your Rings website

The final video highlights Nike Run Club coach Cory W-M, who also uses the watch to captain the Track Mafia running club, excel as a fitness instructor and cycle or run throughout the day to whatever is next on his schedule.

"If you're bored, just move. Jump around. Pick something up and throw it. Enjoy yourself."

Apple Watch has become sensitive enough to pick up all kinds of movement, even if it's running in place in your apartment while watching Netflix to edge out your friend you're in competition with.

All three videos and stories about these athletes are now on the "Close Your Rings" page on Apple's website (opens in new tab).

Joe Wituschek
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.

2 Comments
  • Videos for the annoying thing I turned off right as I got my watch and wish I didn't need an icon for on my watch as it's unused? Great.
  • Heh, I don't really use it although it was nice when I was on vacation and it kept telling me I'd closed my rings due to all the walking I did. I turned off the reminder to breathe and stand up