Apple just launched a Close Your Rings minisite to educate and encourage users (both current and potential) on the full functionality of the Apple Watch.
Although the Apple watch is intuitive to use, many owners might not be aware of the benefits of actually closing all the rings on a daily basis. And that’s where Apple’s minisite comes in handy; to detail the harms of prolonged sitting, risks of inactivity, and why you should consider an Apple Watch if you haven’t.
Naturally, the Close Your Rings site further expounds how the Apple Watch’s features can help you adopt a more active lifestyle before going on to show you how you can get your hands on one.
Of all the rings, the easiest one to close is the Move ring which you can tweak in order to make your goals more achievable or challenging; the other two rings aren’t customisable.
Here are the ways to close each of the rings.
- Move Ring: Achieve your personal goals of active calories burned.
- Exercise Ring: Complete at least 30 minutes of activity at intensity levels at or above a brisk walk.
- Stand Ring: Get up and move around for at least 1 minute during 12 different hours in a day.
The Apple Watch has been shaking up the watch industry in a big way since its inception. From having a phenomenal sales quarter for the Apple Watch – no mean feat considering the Apple Watch regularly retail at multiple times that of Xiaomi and select Fitbit wearables – to threatening the entire Swiss watch industry.
There’s no denying the Apple Watch is gaining popularity as the defacto choice for fitness and health wearable within Apple’s 700 million users. Yet that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
As it is, we’ve already seen the watch’s prowess with their Dexcom collaboration, Apple Heart Study, and even 3rd party medical accessory capable of detecting EKG. That in turn has shook up the insurance industry in a big way with users sharing their activity data in return for rewards.
With their sights focused on health, the Apple Watch could become an even more powerful health monitoring tool in the near future. In the words of Beyonce, “…if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it.” And Apple wants you to put a ring on health.