Apple launches two Apple Watch Activity Challenges for February

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Woman jumping over bench (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple has launched two Apple Watch Activity Challenges for the month of February.
  • One celebrates Lunar New Year.
  • The other celebrates Black History Month.

You're going to have double the challenges to complete this month.

For the month of February, Apple is hosting two Apple Watch Activity Challenges. Anyone with an Apple Watch can complete the challenges and earn the rewards and bragging rights that come with them. The first challenge will celebrate Lunar New Year and the second will celebrate Black History Month.

For the Lunar New Year challenge, Apple Watch owners will be tasked with completing any workout for 20 minutes between February 1 and February 15. So, from a walk to a run to a biking session, pick the workout of your choice and knock this one out. It's currently unclear if this challenge is worldwide or only in the countries where Lunar New Year is celebrated.

To celebrate Black History Month, Apple is hosting the Unity Challenge. This challenge will require Apple Watch users to close their Move ring seven days in a row during the month of February. This one is expected to be a worldwide challenge and is occurring as the company celebrates Black History Month across its products and services.

Apple Watch owners should have seen a notification alerting them about both challenges on their Apple Watch a couple of days ago.

Apple Heart Health Month Hero

Apple Heart Health Month Hero (Image credit: Apple)

As with any Apple Watch Activity Challenge, users can complete the challenge by recording an exercise in any app that integrates with Apple's Health app. Completing the challenge in full will award finishers a reward in the Fitness app as well as exclusive stickers they can use in the Messages and FaceTime app.

Those looking to complete the events can also use Apple Fitness+ to do so, Apple's workout subscription service.

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.