Get fit and compete with friends, family and coworkers with team-based challenges with the Challenges app. ‘Cause everybody needs a little healthy competition.
HOW IT WORKS:
Getting started with Challenges is easy. Join a team challenge and aim to complete your Stand, Move, and Exercise rings. Whether you get there by shakin’ it to Queen Bey or taking the furthest spot in the parking lot, it’s up to you. Keep tabs on your progress via Apple Watch, the Challenges App, or the Health app. Watch in real time as your teammates get closer to closing their rings - they’re cheering you on to do the same!
The more you move, the more you’re rewarded.
Stack up your points to earn Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals. Go for the gold!
Check progress on your next medal
Bask in the glow of medals you’ve racked up from all of your Challenges
What gets you stepping better than your L.A. Lights sneakers from the 90s? Accountability. Spark a little friendly banter to fuel your fitness flame.
Get and send nudges from your teammates (Tell Dan from the second floor to start taking the stairs if he’s reppin’ your team Mission-Fitpossible)
Comment on the challenge wall to share tips or coordinate a workout
Invite a friend to join your team, via email or text (Emojis 100% acceptable)
On the Watch
Pump yourself up wherever you go with just a glance at your wrist.
Check in on team ranking
See when you’re closing in on an achievement
Compare your daily average so you can gauge your progress.
Get notified when someone nudges you
Get pinged when one of your teammates is rocking it. “Dan just closed all three rings!” Boom, send back applause hands. Somebody’s been snubbing the elevator.
Get your watch charged, your team amped, and your sneakers ready, ‘cause you’ve got a challenge to win.
Challenges integrates with the Health App on your iPhone to retrieve the data it uses to determine by how much you've just beaten all your friends.
Challenge Orange key color now enforced on most screen elements that previously were blue
On the Team Details screen, if your team is among the top 5%, 10% or 20% of all teams in the challenge, you will see this indicated just below the team rank number
Set Goal, See History, See All Teams links are now non-bolded
Fixed an issue where the Team Rank number could be truncated on smaller screen sizes if your team was ranked 10,000 or below.
Ratings and Reviews
Trouble syncing data from previous days.
I did a couple of late night workouts and noticed that my iPhone Activity App (to which this App syncs) tally for move (calories) and exercise (minutes) did not match what was in this app. It fails to update the data for any activity that happens between the last sync of the day and midnight. In other words, if it syncs at 11:40 pm, and again at 12:01 am, the activity that occurred between 11:40 and midnight is not updated in this App, no matter how many times I try to sync. Now that I am aware of this issue, I will manually sync just before midnight when I am working out late at night. However, it would be nice to see this issue addressed in future updates.
I found it very discouraging when I first saw how many people were in the challenges. Once I figured out how to begin my own challenge and invite others is when it began to pick up. I now have fun encouraging and challenging others and myself as well to complete all rings. Since this app I find myself being more competitive and the drive to have the most points at the end of the day pushes me to exercise. Get this app. It's free and worth it. Live healthy live happy 😁
So far, just buggy, will update when useable
Accepted a challenge invite so I installed the app. Went through the process of creating a profile and allowing access to Apple health info.
Tried to proceed to challenge, “create team” popped up, made team name and clicked enter and get an error popup.
Click challenges, sends me back to create team. Endless error pop up cycle, inevitably making this app un-useable and useless.
Hopefully the developers can fix this bug because the premise of the app is what is lacking on apple’s end. Fitbit has nailed it with their community and challenges and Apple has nailed it with design and function, if only I could have both!!! Was hoping this app would solve that. Still hopefully. Please fix and I’ll update this review.
Oh also, “teams” is kind of a lame premise. The goal is to beat your friends in competition, which inspires competition. Can you please set an option to just compete against friends and not have to be a part of a team at all?
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.