Apple's 'Heart Month Challenge' to kick off on Valentine's Day

Heart Month Challenge
Heart Month Challenge (Image credit: 9to5Mac)

What you need to know

  • Apple is running its 'Heart Month Challenge' on Valentine's Day.
  • Apple Watch users must log 60 minutes on their Exercise ring to complete the challenge.

As reported by 9to5Mac, Apple Watch users aren't going to be able to take Valentine's Day off this year.

February is known in the United States as American Heart Month, and Apple celebrates with its 'Heart Month Challenge' on February 14th each year. Apple Watch owners can finish the challenge by logging sixty minutes of exercise on their Exercise ring. You can do so using either the Workout app on Apple Watch, completing exercises in Apple Fitness+, or with any app that connects with the Health app.

Apple's annual "Heart Month Challenge" pushes Apple Watch users to workout and log at least 60 minutes of exercise on Valentine's Day to promote positive heart health. Completing the challenge with any workout app that logs data to Apple's Fitness app will unlock the virtual achievement on the iPhone, Apple Watch, and in Apple's Messages app.

Woman jumping over bench

Woman jumping over bench (Image credit: Apple)

Apple is encouraging users by telling them to "show your heart some love."

Show your heart some love. Get this award by earning 60 minutes on your Exercise ring this Valentine's Day, February 14.

Completing the challenge will earn Apple Watch owners a virtual trophy as well as special edition stickers for Messages and FaceTime. Users should expect a notification on their Apple Watch a few days before the challenge begins.

The 'Heart Month Challenge' isn't the only activity challenge Apple is running in February. The company is also running the 'Unity Challenge' to celebrate Black History Month. Apple Watch owners can complete this challenge by closing their Move ring seven days in a row during the month of February.

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.