Apple employees receive swag for completing 'Close Your Rings' challenge

Woman jumping over bench
Woman jumping over bench (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple has started to send swag to winners of this year's internal fitness challenge.
  • The company runs a yearly activity challenge for employees.
  • This year, those who completed the challenge received a t-shirt and a card.

Apple has started to deliver the prizes to employees who completed this year's "Close Your Rings" Apple Watch Activity Challenge.

Reported by MacRumors, the company hosts a yearly fitness challenge for employees in its corporate offices as well as its retail stores worldwide. The challenge, which normally runs in February as part of Heath Month, challenges employees to close each of the Activity Rings on their Apple Watch every day of the month.

This year, the challenge was delayed due to the pandemic. Instead of happening in February, Apple ran the challenge between July and August. Those who completed the challenge have started to receive their award: a custom-designed t-shirt and congratulatory card.

Apple reinstated the activity challenge on Monday, July 20, and it ran through Sunday, August 16. Employees who participated and successfully closed their rings each day are now receiving their award, which is an Apple-designed t-shirt that says "2020" in a logo with Apple Watch Activity-style rings.

Apple Employee Activity Shirt

Apple Employee Activity Shirt (Image credit: MacRumors)

According to MacRumors, past challenges awarded winners with other prizes like pins or exclusive Apple Watch bands.

The t-shirt is accompanied by a congratulatory card, but Apple appears to have skipped the pins that have been provided with past challenges. Apple has held these challenges each year. In 2018 and 2019, employees received an exclusive Apple Watch band with Activity ring colors.

While this challenge is reserved for Apple employees, the company is also running another fitness challenge to the public soon. The next Apple Watch Activity Challenge will celebrate national parks on August 30. In order to complete the challenge, competitors must complete a one-mile walk, hike, roll, or run.

Joe Wituschek

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.