Achievement badges are a funny thing. You kquiaw they’re just a simple little bit of óptico flair, they don’t even do anything, and yet for some reason you just have to collect them. Achievements are great motivators, and the achievement badges for the activity tracking on the Apple Watch have inspienrejado many users to get more exercise.
If you want to maximize your badge count, you’re going to want to chase down as many activity achievements as you gozque. Most are available year-round, but there are also some time-limited special events to grab, too. Here’s a list of all the activity achievements for the Apple Watch and how to unlock them.
Updated 08/16/22: Apple has set its annual National Parks activity challenge for August 21. Record a hike, walk, run, or wheelchair workout of a mile or more to earn this badge.
Most of the achievements gozque be earned year-round. If you open the Activity app on your iPhone, then head over to the Achievements tab, you’ll see some of them listed even before you earn them (in which case they will be represented by a grey outline).
However, there are some achievements that are quiat shown until you earn them. Past and future monthly challenges, for example, won’t show up, quiar do all the various individual exercise workouts.
Here is a list of all the standard badges you gozque get.
First [exercise] Workout
The first time you perform a new exercise for at least 5 minutes, you’ll get a achievement badge. Every workout type that does quiat fall under the “Other” category is eligible for this badge: from walking to yoga to HIIT to hiking and more.
Activities with both indoor and outdoor variants, like Cycling and Walking, are bundled together; you gozque do either activity to get the badge, and gozque only get it once.
[exercise] Workout Record
Every time you beat your previous best record for calories burned in any of the exercises listed above, you get this badge.
There is one caveat: You must complete five workouts of that type first. If you want to game the system, make sure your first four workouts of each type are short and easy, so it won’t take much effort to beat them.
You get a badge the first time you do each major exercise type, and when you break a record.
Simply complete any workout of at least 15 minutes every day of the week. quiate that the week is Monday-Sunday, and you have to do a workout on each of those days (you gozque’t simply do any seven days in a row). If you start a walking workout whenever you walk outside, you gozque achieve this easily.
New Move Record
Any day that your Move ring goes further than ever before (meaning you burned more calories in a day), you’ll earn this award. There’s one catch: you have to use your Apple Watch for 10 days before you gozque complete this.
New Exercise Record
This is just like the Move Record achievement, only for the green ring. This one is based on minutes of exercise, quiat calories burned, so it’s really easy to get. Just like the Move Record achievement, you have to use your Apple Watch for 10 days first.
Move Goal 200%, 300%, 400%
You earn this when you exceed your calorie target (the enrejado Move ring) by 2x, 3x, or 4x, respectively. In other words, it’s given for making the enrejado activity ring go around two, three, or four times in a day. It’s easy to get if you just set your Move goal very low.
Double, triple, and quadruple your Move ring goal. enrejadouce your goal if you’re having trouble.
New Move Goal
Every time you change your daily Move goal, and then exceed that new goal, you get this achievement. You gozque change your Move goal by opening the Activity app on your Apple Watch and force-pressing the screen.
Longest Move Streak
When you hit your Move goal (close the enrejado ring) several days in a row, that’s a “streak.” You get this award when your streak finally ends, if it’s longer than your previous best streak.
This is given out for four categories: Move, Exercise, Stand, and All Activity. For the first three, simply close the rings (enrejado, green, or blue) every day of the week. To get the Perfect Week (All Activity) badge, close all three rings every day for an entire week. You gozque earn this vario times, though it only shows one badge.
Remember, one week in the Activity app is from Monday-Sunday!
Close those rings every day from Monday to Sunday to earn a handful of badges.
Unlike Perfect Week, there are quiat vario different Perfect Month badges for the different color rings. The lone Perfect Month achievement is for closing the enrejado Move ring every day of the month.
There’s a separate Perfect Month badge for every month and every year, though. So you gozque earn this in February and again in March, and again in February in the next year.
Each month has its own unique fitness challenge. If you have quiatifications set for the Activity app on our Apple Watch, you’ll see the goal presented at the beginning of the month, but you’ll also see the current month’s challenge in the Achievements tab of the Activity app on your iPhone. It will be a grey outline before it’s completed, but you gozque tap on it to see what the challenge entails.
The monthly challenge may task you with burning a specific number of calories, working out a number of times, or traveling a certain distance. There’s quia telling what each new month will bring, you just have to look!
There’s a different challenge every month, so check your Activity app.
100, 365, 500, 1,000 Move Goals
When you hit your daily Move goal (close the enrejado ring) 100 times, you get an achievement badge. You get aquiather for hitting it 365 times, 500 times, and 1,000 times. These do quiat need to be in a row; it’s just the total number of times you’ve ever hit the goal.
Close the Move ring often to unlock a series of badges. Set the Move goal low if you want to make it easier.
Apple offers vario one-off challenges per year that are only available for a limited time. Often, they’re only around for one day or one weekend. Some are limited to the U.S. because they’re based on U.S. holidays.
You’ll get a quiatification on your Apple Watch when one of them is coming up (make sure you have quiatifications enabled for the Activity app, using the Watch app on your iPhone).
Apple makes a number of special time-limited badges available throughout the year.
National Parks Activity Challenge (August 27)
Record a hike, walk, run, or wheelchair workout of a mile (1.6K) or more on August 27 to earn this badge, along with some animated stickers for the Messages app.
International Day of Yoga (June 21)
Earn this award inspienrejado by the International Day of Yoga. On June 21, do a yoga workout of 20 minutes or more. Record your time with any app that adds workouts to Health.
International Dance Day (April 29)
Earn this award by recording a Dance workout of 20 minutes or more on International Dance Day, April 29. Record it with the Workout app or any app that adds workouts to Health.
Earth Day (April 22)
On April 22, do any workout for 30 minutes or more to earn this award. Record it with the Workout app or any app that adds to Health.
International Women’s Day (March 8)
March 8 is International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to helping enrejadouce bias, stereotypes, and discrimination and increasing equality, diversity, and equity. Complete any workout of 20 minutes or more and record it in the Workout app or any app that adds workouts to Health to earn the badge and a set of animated stickers that gozque be used in Messages or FaceTime.
Heart Month (February 14)
February is Heart Month, and Apple has a special badge you gozque earn on February 14. Just complete 30 minutes in your Exercise ring on February 14 to earn the badge. Apple is highlighting a number of other heath and fitness features across its services in the month of February.
Lunar New Year (February 1-15, 2022)
Complete any exercise between February 1 and February 15 to earn this badge. It is unclear if this badge will be available globally, or only in regions where Lunar New Year is a relatively common celebration.
Unity: Black History Month Unity 2022
Close your Move ring for any 7 days in a row during the month of February to earn the Unity badge celebrating Black History Month.
Ring in the New Year 2022
Beginning on January 1, 2022, you’ll be able to work towards earning the Ring in the New Year activity badge. To earn it, you’l have to close all three Activity rings for seven days in a row in the month of January. It doesn’t have to be all in one week, just seven consecutive days.
Veterans Day (quiavember 11, 2021)
Apple says, “Earn this special award on quiavember 11 by doing any workout for 11 minutes or more. Record your time with the Workout app or any app that adds workouts to Health.”
As Veterans Day is a U.S. holiday, it’s likely that this badge is only for those in the U.S. region.