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Apple Watch Users Can Compete in an Earth Day Challenge

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April 19, 2017

Apple Watch users have some extra incentive to get out and enjoy the world on Earth Day 2017. On Saturday, April 22, you can join the Earth Day challenge.

Cupertino is now notifying Apple Watch users of the new activity challenge, which encourages you to get moving and work out on Earth Day.

To earn the Earth Day challenge, you must complete 30 minutes of activity this Saturday. The new challenge also includes special stickers in iMessages.

As Apple explains:

Get outside and celebrate Earth Day on April 22 and earn this award. Go for a walk, run, cycle, wheelchair or swim workout of 30 minutes or more in the Workout app or any third-party app that writes these workouts to Health. You will also earn special stickers for Messages.

The Earth Day promotion is the third such challenge for Apple Watch users. At the beginning of the year, users could achieve a New Year’s challenge by closing all three Activity rings each day for an entire week in January.

In November, Apple gave Apple Watch users in the U.S. the ability to earn a special achievement that was shaped like a turkey. The Thanksgiving Day challenge was awarded to anyone who recorded at least 5K (3.1 miles) through a run, walk, or wheelchair workout on the holiday.

The Earth Day achievement is likely to be available to Apple Watch users worldwide. You’ll see the achievement beginning on Thursday, April 20 within the iOS Activity app.

Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970.

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