Get fit and compete with friends, family & coworkers 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!
-- Achievements --
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
-- Nudges --
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!
We hope you've been enjoying our Team Throwdowns and the newly added Solo Smackdowns! We have a lot more exciting updates planned for 2021, so stay tuned. Here's what we got for this release:
• We really wanted our Apple Watch icon to STAND out, so we updated it in this release.
• Our EXERCISE rings are closed like Chick-Fil-A on Sundays. How are we doing it? Corporate Challenges. Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to run your own Corporate Challenge.
• We hit our MOVE goal by laying the smackdown on some leaderboard bugs.
Ratings and Reviews
Love It - highly motivating!
I joined a team of strangers using this app a year and a half ago. That first team didn’t work out - two of the women weren’t serious about exercising and consistently wouldn’t close their exercise rings which frankly was highly frustrating for me when I was trying so hard to make sure to get my rings closed. My message here would be if this happens to you don’t give up! Try a different group until you find a group that works for you because in my experienceI I almost deleted the app but thankfully after a few tries I found three other women that have become not only my teammates in exercise but in life. I never want to let them down so I make sure to do my exercise to close my challenge rings every day. I have never in my entire life worked out every single day but because of this app and my friends that I’ve met through it I do. If you are looking for motivation to work out every day this is it and I highly recommend it!
Developer Response ,
Great review. Great advice. Great reviewer. Thanks!
Challenges and Points
The Challenges App is very motivating and I participate in several Challenges every month. Now and then when maximum points are achieved the next day points disappear and are not always retrieved by syncing. Filing a ticket is useless, the reply blames your other apps. You have to increase move points above and beyond the required threshold to avoid getting your points stolen by the app. One (1) point loss can put you way behind in a competitive group challenge where 20 or more have perfect scores. If your progress is not recorded in the Activity App it won’t be in Challenges either. If your watch and phone Activity App isn’t syncing that can be troublesome. I have had to find and use a variety of troubleshooting methods to stay in sync and avoid losing points.
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!
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