On Tuesday, June 21, Apple will celebrate International Day of Yoga with a new Activity Challenge that will allow Apple Watch users to earn a new yoga badge and a collection of animated yoga stickers. Apple Watch users will be challenged to complete a yoga workout of at least twenty minutes or more.
According to Apple, it says, “Take part in the International Yoga Day celebrations. You’ll get this reward if you finish a 20-minute Yoga workout on June 21. Any app that adds workouts to Health can be used to keep track of your time.”
Apple Watch Activity Challenges are designed to encourage users to use the watch for fitness and to encourage them to use the workout tracking functions.
You’ll unlock the virtual achievement on the iPhone, Apple Watch, and in Apple’s Messages app if you complete the challenge with any workout program that logs data to Apple’s Fitness app. You’ll also get special stickers to use in the Messages app, FaceTime, and other places.
There are multiple sticker options for various yoga poses such as tree stance, crow pose, and warrior 2 to side angle, and the medal for completing the challenge appears identical to the award presented for previous Yoga Day tasks.
Apple Fitness+, Apple’s own workout service with a number of various categories of content, can also be used to complete the challenge. And, yes, yoga workouts are available through Apple Fitness+. This new International Day of Yoga Activity Challenge will be announced to Apple Watch owners before it begins.
Apple’s Fitness+ program, which costs $9.99 per month, comes with built-in yoga sessions. The first Apple Watch-enabled fitness service. There are 11 different training options to choose from, including HIIT, Yoga, and Strength. There are also guided meditations. Onscreen real-time information, such as your heart rate, will keep you motivated. Every week, there are new workouts ranging in length from 5 to 45 minutes.
Use your watch to walk or run with audio-guided experiences.