Apple launches its Earth Day Challenge for the Apple Watch

Apple Fitness+ Strength Workout
Apple Fitness+ Strength Workout (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple has launched the Earth Day Challenge for Apple Watch users.
  • Users must complete a 30-minute workout in order to complete the challenge.
  • Completing the challenge will award you a trophy and exclusive iMessage stickers.

Today is Earth Day, which means it's another day to close your rings!

In celebration of Earth Day, Apple is hosting the Earth Day Challenge for Apple Watch users today. The challenge, which was originally announced back at the beginning of April, challenges Apple Watch owners to complete any workout for at least 30 minutes.

April 22, 2021: Earth Day Challenge: Let's get out and celebrate the planet on Earth Day, April 22. Do any workout for 30 minutes or more to earn this award. Record your time with the Workout app or any app that adds workouts to Health.

For the Earth Day Challenge, you'll be able to log your workout in any app that connects with the Health app. This means that, in addition to completing a 30-minute workout in Apple's own Workout app on the Apple Watch or through Apple Fitness+, users can also complete exercises in Health-connected apps like Nike Run Club.

Apple Watch Activity Challenges April

Apple Watch Activity Challenges April (Image credit: 9to5Mac)

Completing the challenge will win you a virtual trophy as well as unlock exclusive stickers you can use in the Messages and FaceTime app. You should get a notification that you've completed the challenge on your Apple Watch and find your trophy in the Fitness app on the iPhone or iPad. You should then also see your new exclusive stickers become available in the Messages and FaceTime app.

If you happen to miss this challenge because you don't own an Apple Watch but want to, check out our list of the Best Apple Watch in 2021.

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.