Apple Watch 'Ring in the New Year' Activity Challenge to begin on January 1

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Apple's yearly Apple Watch Activity Challenge is already only a few weeks away.

As spotted by 9to5Mac, the next Apple Watch Activity Challenge is set to kick off at the beginning of next year. The "Ring in the New Year" challenge, which Apple has hosted every year for the last three years, will run from January 1 through January 31, 2022.

The event challenges Apple Watch users to close their Stand, Exercise, and Move rings for seven days in a row during the month of January. Some users are starting to be notified of the upcoming challenge with a message that reads "start 2023 off right. Earn this award by closing all three rings for seven days in a row in January."

You'll be notified soon enough

As usual with an Apple Watch Activity Challenge, you'll be able to use any exercise app that integrates with Apple's Health app. So, while you can use the built-in Workout and Fitness Plus apps on the Apple Watch and iPhone, you can also use apps like Gentler Streak, Nike+ Running, and more.

Completing the challenge in full will get finishers a custom reward in the Fitness app as well as exclusive stickers that users can share with family and friends in the Messages and FaceTime apps.

Apple Watch users are likely to receive a push notification to their watch in the coming weeks to notify them of the challenge. Those looking to complete the event can also use Apple Fitness Plus to do so, Apple's workout subscription service.

If you're looking for an Apple Watch to use to kick off the new year the right way, check out our comparison of the Apple Watch Series 8 vs. Apple Watch Ultra. Both are new to the Apple Watch lineup and offer the latest and greatest in terms of health technologies.

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.