Achievement badges are funny. you know they’re just a little bit of visual flair, they don’t even to do everything, and yet for some reason you are just to have to collect them. Achievements are great motivators and the activity tracking achievement badges on the Apple Watch have inspired many users to exercise more.
If you want to maximize the number of badges, you should chase as many activity achievements as possible. Most are available year-round, but there are also some limited-time special events to host. Here’s a list of all the activity achievements for the Apple Watch and how to unlock them.
Updated on 14-06-22: Apple has set a new Apple Watch activity challenge for International Yoga Day on June 21.
Most achievements can be earned throughout the year. If you the . opens Efficacy app on your iPhone and then go to the performance tab, you will see some of them even before you earn them (in which case they will be represented by a gray outline).
However, there are some achievements that won’t show until you earn them. For example, monthly challenges from the past and the future will not appear, as will all the various individual training exercises.
Here is a list of all the standard badges you can get.
First [exercise] training
The first time you perform a new exercise for at least 5 minutes, you will receive a performance badge. Any type of workout that doesn’t fall under the “Other” category is eligible for this badge: from walking to yoga to HIIT to walking and more.
Activities with both indoor and outdoor variants, such as Cycling and Hiking, are bundled; you can do both activities to get the badge, and you can only get it once.
[exercise] Training record
Every time you beat your previous best record for calories burned in any of the exercises above, you’ll get this badge.
There is one caveat: you must first complete five workouts of that type. If you want to play the system, make sure your first four workouts of each type are short and easy so that you don’t have to struggle to beat them.
7 training week
Just complete a workout of at least 15 minutes every day of the week. Keep in mind that the week is Monday through Sunday and you must train on each of those days (you can’t just train seven days in a row). If you start a running workout every time you run outside, you can easily achieve this.
New move record
Every day that your Move ring goes further than ever before (meaning you burned more calories in a day), you earn this award. There’s one catch: you’ll need to use your Apple Watch for 10 days before you can complete this.
New training record
This is like the Move Record achievement, just for the green ring. This one is based on minutes of exercise, not calories burned, so it’s very easy to get. As with the Move Record achievement, you first need to use your Apple Watch for 10 days.
Move target 200%, 300%, 400%
This is earned when you exceed your calorie goal (the red Move ring) by 2x, 3x or 4x respectively. In other words, it is given to pass the red activity ring around two, three or four times a day. It’s easy to get if you set your Move target really low.
New move target
Every time you change your daily Move goal and then exceed that new goal, you get this achievement. You can change your Move goal by opening the Activity app on your Apple Watch and force pressing the screen.
Longest Movement Sequence
If you reach your Move goal (close the red ring) for several days in a row, that’s a ‘stripe’. You get this award when your streak finally ends, if it is longer than your previous best streak.
This is given out for four categories: Moving, Exercise, Standing and All Activity. For the first three, just close the rings (red, green, or blue) every day of the week. Close . to get the Perfect Week badge (all activities) all three rings every day for a whole week. You can earn this multiple times, although only one badge is displayed.
Remember, a week in the Activity app is Monday through Sunday!
Unlike Perfect Week, there are no multiple different Perfect Month badges for the different colored rings. The only achievement of the Perfect Month is closing the red Move ring every day of the month.
However, there is a separate Perfect Month badge for each month and each year. So you can earn this in February and again in March, and again in February the following year.
Each month has its own unique fitness challenge. If you’ve set up notifications for the Activity app on our Apple Watch, you’ll see the goal at the beginning of the month, but you’ll also see the current month’s challenge in the Performance tab of the Activity app on your iPhone. It will be a gray outline before it’s completed, but you can tap it to see what the challenge is all about.
The monthly challenge can task you with burning a certain number of calories, exercising a number of times, or covering a certain distance. There’s no telling what each new month will bring, you just have to watch!
100, 365, 500, 1,000 Movement Targets
When you reach your daily Move goal 100 times (close the red ring), you get an achievement badge. You get another one if you hit 365 times, 500 times and 1000 times. These do not have to be in a row; it’s just the total number of times you’ve ever reached the goal.
Apple offers several one-time challenges per year that are only available for a limited time. Often they are only there for a day or a weekend. Some are limited to the US because they are based on US holidays.
You’ll get a notification on your Apple Watch when one of them arrives (make sure you’ve turned on notifications for the Activity app, using the Watch app on your iPhone).
International Day of Yoga (June 21)
Earn this award inspired by the International Day of Yoga. Do a yoga workout of 20 minutes or longer on June 21. Log your time with any app that adds workouts to Health.
International Dance Day (April 29)
Earn this award by including a dance workout of 20 minutes or more on International Dance Day, April 29. Take it up with the Workout app or any other app that adds workouts to Health.
Earth Day (April 22)
Complete a workout of 30 minutes or more on April 22 to earn this prize. Take it up with the Workout app or any app that contributes to Health.
International Women’s Day (March 8)
March 8 is International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to helping reduce prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination and increasing equity, diversity and equality. Complete a 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 can be used in Messages or FaceTime.
Heart Month (February 14)
February is Hearts Month and Apple has a special badge that you can earn on February 14. Complete 30 minutes in your Training Ring on February 14 to earn the badge. Apple will be highlighting a number of other health and fitness features in its services during the month of February.
Lunar New Year (1-15 February 2022)
Complete an exercise between February 1 and February 15 to earn this badge. It’s unclear if this badge will be available worldwide, or only in regions where Lunar New Year is a relatively common celebration.
Unity: Black History Month Unity 2022
Close your Move ring for 7 consecutive days in the month of February to earn the Unity badge in honor of Black History Month.
Ring in the New Year 2022
Beginning January 1, 2022, you can work towards earning the Ring in the New Year activity badge. To earn it, you must close all three activity rings for seven consecutive days in the month of January. It doesn’t have to be all in one week, but seven consecutive days.
Veterans Day (11 November 2021)
Apple says, “On November 11, earn this special prize by doing a workout of 11 minutes or more. Log your time using the Workout app or any other app that adds workouts to Health.”
Since Veterans Day is a public holiday in the US, this badge is probably only for people in the US region.
National Parks (August 28, 2021)
Earn this award by including a mile (1.6K) or more walking, hiking, running, or wheelchair workout with an app that adds workouts to Health. In the past, this was a US only badge to celebrate the anniversary of US national parks, but this year it is a global event to “appreciate the beauty of national parks around the world.”
You will be rewarded with an Activity badge and several animated stickers for use in Messages.