Apple Watch is about to celebrate the upcoming International Yoga Day by launching a new activity challenge.
The announcement came after Apple Watch launched its own challenges for Earth Day and International Dance Day.
Apple Watch Challenge
According MacRumorsApple Watch users can participate in the new International Yoga Day challenge on June 21 by doing 20 minutes of yoga.
After completing the challenge, users can earn a set of animated yoga stickers and a new yoga badge.
There are several yoga workouts you can select from the Workout app on the Apple Watch, or you can use an app that adds yoga workouts to the Health app.
To prepare for the challenge, you can get the Apple Fitness+ service for just $9.99 per month, as it has built-in yoga workouts that you can do.
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Promote physical fitness
9to5Mac reported that Apple launched its Apple Watch Activity Challenges in 2019 to promote the use of its watch and help users on their fitness journey. It also serves as a guide for Apple users to take advantage of the workout tracking features of its devices and apps.
Once you’ve completed the challenge through the workout app that saves data in the Fitness app, you’ll unlock the achievement on your Apple Watch, iPhone, and Messages app.
You will also have access to stickers to add to your collection and use in the FaceTime and Messages app.
Apple Watch users will receive a notification about the new International Yoga Day Challenge.
Apple Watch Fitness Upgrade
The announcement of the new challenge came after Apple revealed it would be launching tons of new fitness features on the Apple Watch.
watchOS 9 will be released in mid-2022, including a custom workout builder, new running metrics, support for triathletes, and sleep phase detection.
According Connect the Wattsthe new updates will be available on all Apple Watch devices, from Series 4 up to the latest versions.
The Fitness app will also be available to all iPhone users with iOS 16, and they will be able to access the app even without an Apple Watch.
For runners who use the Apple Watch to track their time, new metrics exist. The tech giant will add an accelerometer, gyroscope, and machine learning.
There will also be a new list of data such as vertical oscillation, stride length and ground contact time. Users will be able to view metrics as they run for real-time tracking.
Apple Watch will also launch Heart Rate Zones, made up of five zones. These zones can be created manually or calculated automatically through custom health data.
Users will also be able to customize their workouts, and this will include work and rest intervals for more precise and fun exercise time.
Apple Watch users can organize and name them, so they can select the workout routines that work best for them.
Users who participate in triathlons will be able to use the Multi-Sport function which will detect running, swimming and cycling.
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