Earn Activity awards using your Apple Watch

You can earn awards for personal records, streaks, and major milestones using your Apple Watch. Learn what you already earned and what you can start working towards in the Activity app on your iPhone.

Perfect Week (Stand) award in the Activity app on iPhone X.

Earn awards

To earn Activity awards, use the fitness apps on your Apple Watch to meet your goals. You might use the Activity app, Workout app, or any app that adds workouts to Health. To learn about each award, open the Activity app on your iPhone, tap the Awards tab, then tap an award. 

When you earn an award, a notification appears on your Apple Watch. You can earn some awards multiple times. For example, you might earn a Perfect Week (Stand) more than once. 

View your awards

On your iPhone, open the Activity app, then tap the Awards tab.

To see when you earned an award and why, tap the award. To see the back of the award, swipe left or right. 

Ring in the New Year Challenge on Apple Watch.      

Earn special awards for Activity challenges

Every so often, you can complete a special Activity challenge and earn a special award, like the Ring in the New Year Challenge. Before the challenge begins, you'll receive a notification from the Activity app on your Apple Watch about how to earn the special award. Every month, you can also complete a customized Monthly Challenge that's chosen just for you.

When available, you can view these special challenges in the Activity app on your iPhone. These challenges are only available for a limited time, and if you don't earn the award during the specified period, it will no longer be available.

Earn special awards for Activity competitions

With watchOS 5, you can also earn awards by participating in competitions with your friends. During the competition, you earn points based on the percentage of Activity rings you close. When the competition is complete, you can earn an award: Either an award for participation, or if you win, an award that's unique to your competition with this friend.

Learn how to challenge friends to compete

Get help

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If you complete a goal, but don't earn the award

You will earn the award within 9 days of completing the Activity Challenge.

If you're missing awards after updating to iOS 12

Some awards from Activity challenges are missing in the Activity app in iOS 12. To see all your awards, update to iOS 12.1 or later.

If you don't see Activity challenges on your iPhone or Apple Watch

If an Activity challenge already occurred, it won't appear on your Awards tab. 

After each step, see if the challenge appears:

  1. Make sure that the software on your iPhone and Apple Watch is up to date. To see and complete new challenges, you need watchOS 5.1 or later.
  2. Make sure that your Apple Watch can connect to Wi-Fi, so it can download the challenge. 

Some challenges are offered in certain regions only. To check your region on your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app, then tap General > Language & Region.

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