Apple has today announced in an official press release that it is marking February as Hearth Month for Apple Watch users, during which it will be organizing heart health events at its flagship stores across the U.S. while also offering a new Apple Watch Activity Challenge to promote heart health.
“Apple Watch users have told us since the beginning it has motivated them with everything from Activity Sharing to Challenges to all of the different workouts available all right from the wrist,” said Jay Blahnik, Apple’s senior director of fitness for health technologies. “We hope this Activity Challenge and these conversations about heart health will motivate more customers to make regular physical activity a part of their lives.”
During Heart Month, anyone who closes their Exercise Ring seven days in a row from February 8-14 will earn a special badge and stickers for Messages on Valentine’s Day.
Furthermore, Apple will be hosting special Today at Apple sessions, “Heart Health with Apple,” in stores in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco with celebrity fitness trainer Jeanette Jenkins, Apple’s vice president of Health, Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association, Jay Blahnik, and other famous personalities.
Below are the details of the upcoming special events:
- San Francisco: Apple Union Square, February 11, 2019, 6 p.m.: Dr. Sumbul Desai, Jeanette Jenkins, Julz Arney
- New York: Apple Williamsburg, February 21, 2019, 4:30 p.m.: Dr. Sumbul Desai, Jeanette Jenkins, Jay Blahnik
- Chicago: Apple Michigan Avenue, February 27, 2019, 6 p.m.: Dr. Sumbul Desai, Nancy Brown, Jeanette Jenkins, Craig Bolton
Sadly, the ECG app is not available in Canada and only works on Apple Watch Series 4 models purchased in the USA. Want the ECG app in Canada? Go buy your Series 4 in the USA and bring it back to Canada.
You can visit the Sessions tab in the Apple Store App to register for a Heart Health with Apple session.