For the first time Apple is Hosting ‘Close Your Rings’ Apple Watch Activity Challenge fo

During WWDC, Apple will be launching a Close Your Rings Challenge which is designed to motivate developers to close all three Apple Watch activity rings each day of the week, with the challenge starting on Sunday, June 3 and lasting through Thursday, June 7.

To participate, developers will need to download the Challenges app from the App Store:

  1. Sign up to receive your unique invitation code.

  2. Open the Challenges app and sign in with your Lose it! account, or create a free account.

  3. Enter your invitation code, tap join, and agree to the terms.

  4. Enter your weight to find out what your new Move ring calorie goal will be for this challenge. Make sure to change your Move goal on your Apple Watch to match. Firmly press the Apple Watch screen in the Activity app and choose “Change Move Goal”.

  5. Choose to create a team, join a specific team, or get randomly assigned to team. All teams consist of four people.

  6. When prompted, allow Challenges to access Health app data. Challenges can read and write exercise data and other custom goal values that you set up in the Health app on iOS.

  7. Verify your data throughout the week to make sure you’re getting credit for your workouts.

Move ring Goal: customized depending on weight entered This ring measures how many active calories you’ve burned. Active calories are calories that you burn by standing or moving around. You’ll earn 1 point for each 1/12 of the Move ring you complete. This ring is capped at 36 points. Exercise ring Goal: 30 minutes This ring measures how many minutes of brisk activity you’ve completed. Each minute of movement equaling or exceeding the intensity of a brisk walk counts toward your daily Exercise and Move goals. Any activity below the intensity of a brisk walk counts only toward your daily Move goal. You’ll earn 1 point for each 1/12 of the Exercise ring you complete. This ring is capped at 36 points (90 minutes). Stand ring Goal: one minute per hour for 12 hours The Stand (or Roll) ring measures when you’ve moved for at least one minute in an hour. You’ll earn 1 point for each 1/12 of the Stand ring you complete. This ring is capped at 14 points (standing for one minute per hour for 14 hours) Bonus Points Individual bonus points: An individual player will earn 12 extra points for closing all three rings on the same day. This is earned only once per day, and no additional points are awarded for closing a ring more than once. Team bonus points: If one person on your team closes all three on the same day, you’ll receive 4 bonus points for each teammate who also closes all three rings that day, with a maximum of 12 team bonus points each day.

The Close Your Rings WWDC challenge is limited to those who are attending WWDC, as the prizes will be given out in person at the end of the week. Attendees who want to participate can get an invitation code on Apple’s developer site.