Get fit and compete with friends, family & coworkers with the Challenges app. ‘Cause everybody needs a little healthy competition.


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. Because of our integration with the Health App, this also means we leverage the powerful HealthKit API to make your user experience and user interface the best possible. Enjoy!

What’s New

Version 4.0.007

Challenge invitations can now be shared via the WeChat app.
Improvements in Simplified Chinese locale support

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.2K Ratings

3.2K Ratings

Lady lovebug ,


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 😁

mattsears18 ,

Needs a lot more flexibility

I REALLY wish that the competition metric could be set to steps or calories instead of points for closing rings. The concept of rings is too abstract. Why do competitions use a 370 calorie daily goal, and why is this not adjustable? You should be able to edit the name and description of teams and challenges after creating them. Names and descriptions should also be optional. The requirement to have teams is confusing in competitions with just a few people. There should be a way to search for challenges or to make a challenge public so that others can join without being explicitly invited (they would still need to be approved).

Update: Fantastic! My friends and family and I have all switched to Rove but Rove doesn’t send any notifications so it’s not very motivating for us. My crew will be anxiously awaiting a step challenge app that can send us a ton of notifications throughout the day. I haven’t used the Fitbit app in several years but it sent the notifications that we’re wanting. E.g. “Matt just took the lead! Go get some steps!”

Developer Response ,

Updated Developer Response:: Oh that's super interesting, thanks for sharing! Rove wasn't really on our radar but it looks interesting. We are literally in the middle of the work to get these new challenge types out the door, and are targeting this summer for our first version. Excited to get your feedback and to get all of Matt's Family back over to Challenges!

Original Developer Response: What's up Matt. We couldn't agree more with your review. Seeing how we run challenges internally for our own employee competitions, we all want more of a steps/calories challenge type too, especially to make it more inclusive to other platforms. So guess what? We're working on that now! Our hope is to have our first non-ring challenge ready to go this summer, so please keep an eye out for it!

Kisses curls ,

Needs a few tweaks

I really like the idea of being able to create and join challenges with my friends to keep me motivated. There are a few things I’d like to see added in future updates:

1- I’m not sure why it only allows you to have four people on a team. I’m guessing it’s to keep things fair amongst all the groups in the challenge. My suggestion would be to leave the group size open and then allow groups of the same size to compete with one another.

2- My second issue kind of ties into the first one. Since I can only create teams of four, I can’t be in a group with all of my friends. This would be fine if I could just join multiple groups. Since I can’t do that, I have to encourage my friends to create their own teams, which can be confusing for people that have never used the app before.


FitNow, Inc.
48.8 MB

Requires iOS 10.2 and watchOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch.


English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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