Apple has announced that Apple Watch owners will be able to take part in an Activity Challenge as part of Heart Month. The firm will also be holding events in its stores in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York in order to educate on heart health and encourage a more active lifestyle.
The Activity Challenge will take place between February 8-14. Those who close their Exercise Ring on each day of the challenge will be able to win a special badge and Valentine’s Day stickers for use in the Messages app.
Discussing the initiative, Jay Blahnik, Apple’s senior director of fitness for health technologies, said:
“Apple Watch users have told us since the beginning it has motivated them with everything from Activity Sharing to Challenges to all of the different workouts available all right from the wrist. We hope this Activity Challenge and these conversations about heart health will motivate more customers to make regular physical activity a part of their lives.”
As previously mentioned, Apple will hold special Today at Apple sessions called “Heart Health with Apple” in a handful of stores. Sessions will be led by several Apple staff, the celebrity fitness trainer Jeanette Jenkins, and Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association. If you want to attend the sessions, visit apple.com/today or visit the Sessions tab in the Apple Store App to register.