Insurance company John Hancock and behavior change platform Vitality today released information on a study by RAND Europe of over 400,000 people in the United States, United Kingdom, and South Africa. The study concluded that those who wore an Apple Watch and participated in the Vitality Active Rewards program averaged a 34 percent sustained increase in physical activity, compared to those without an Apple Watch.
Specifically focused on U.S. users, the study found significant improvements in levels of physical activity, including an increase in the number of active days by almost 31 percent, and an increase of high-intensity activity days by 52 percent. Participants with [...]
Instagram parent company Facebook said in August said that it would introduce tools to let users know how much time they’re spending in the Instagram app, and as of today, that feature is rolling out to Instagram users.
As noted by The Verge, Instagram has a new „Your Activity“ section accessible by tapping the hamburger button on your profile page.
„Your Activity“ displays the time that you’ve spent in the Instagram app over the course of the last week, providing a daily average.
There are options to set a daily time limit with a reminder to be sent when that time limit is reached, useful for those who want to cut down [...]
Apple is planning to offer a special activity challenge on Veterans Day, which is set to take place on Sunday, November 11.
Apple Watch owners who do a workout of 11 minutes or more can earn a special Veterans Day-themed badge that will show up in the Activity app along with a matching sticker to use in the Messages app.
Apple says the award can be earned by doing any workout that’s recorded through the Workout app or another app that adds workout information to the health app.
The badge offered for the Veterans Day challenge is the same badge that was awarded for the 2017 Veterans Day challenge, which also tasked Apple Watch owners with completing [...]
Apple today released a new software update for the Apple Watch, upgrading watchOS 5 to watchOS 5.0.1. The new watchOS 5.0.1 release comes 10 days after Apple released the watchOS 5 update.
watchOS 5.0.1 can be downloaded for free through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General -> Software Update.
To install the new software, the Apple Watch needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it needs to be placed on a charger, and it needs to be in range of the iPhone.
The watchOS 5.0.1 update is minor in scale and focuses on fixing bugs that have been discovered since the watchOS 5 update. According to Apple’s release notes, [...]