The 'GetActiveIndia' challenge for Apple Watch users kicks-off in India
The "GetActiveIndia" challenge for Apple Watch users began on Monday with an aim to encourage people to stay active and fit by closing their Activity rings on their Watch everyday.
The challenge by Apple's national distributors (Redington/Ingram) and authorised resellers will run from February 15 to March 14.
By closing the Activity Rings everyday, participants accumulate points which improves the ranking of the city they represent on the overall leaderboard.
Each day, participants are awarded an Achievement badge on the Challenges App basis the points earned, which is 40 points for a Bronze, 60 points for a Silver and 80m points for a Gold badge, according to the Apple partners.
Apple Watch comes with plethora of health benefits, like showing cardio fitness levels, ECG, Fall Detection and more.
Apple Watch already estimates average and higher levels of VO2 max during vigorous outdoor walks, runs, or hikes, which many runners and other athletes monitor to improve performance.
To participate in the "GetActiveIndia" challenge, participants have to download Challenges App on their iPhone, enter the code 'India' and select the city. Based on the individual's body weight, participant's are assigned a Move goal by the Challenges App.
Participants earn 12 points each time they close the Move Ring. A maximum of 36 Move points can be earned each day. Exercise points are awarded on closing the Exercise Ring on Apple Watch.
Participants can join the GetActiveIndia Challenge anytime during the course of the challenge.
*Edited from an IANS report