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Work for Apple? A new 'Close Your Rings Challenge' is now live just for you

iPhone Apple Watch Activity Rings Hero
iPhone Apple Watch Activity Rings Hero (Image credit: Christine Romero-Chan / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple has kicked off its annual Close Your Rings Challenge for employees.
  • Employees can join a group of four people to compete against others.
  • Those who score more than 1240 points will be able to get their hands on a special jacket to celebrate the occasion.

People who work for Apple can now take part in the company's annual Close Your Rings Challenge, with the aim of the game being to try and get employees to move around more.

The new challenge kicked off on July 1, reports MacRumors, with employees able to team up with three other employees to try and close their Activity Rings and earn goodies.

"Over the course of four weeks, compete for bragging rights, points, and prizes as you move, exercise, and stand your way to a better you," the company reportedly told staff as part of the challenge's promotion.

The report notes that those who are able to earn at least 1240 points via the challenge will pick up a special performance jacket that will also have the familiar Apple Watch Activity Rings on the chest.

Apple runs these challenges every year and they're only open to people who currently work for the company. The aim is said to be to get people to move more, something that can be a problem when you sit in an office all day — or at home, as Apple's hybrid working model might allow.

Want to get some of the Close Your Rings Challenge experience but don't work for Apple? Check out the Prime Day Apple Watch deals to see if you can bag yourself a bargain and get moving today.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.