1. Mac Guy's Avatar
    This appears to be a new challenge and maybe monthly. Of course then it won't be called the October Challenge.

    This is different than the current monthly achievements of completing all daily rings. This requires a average period of Exercise minutes, and may be specific to each individual.

    Ever since earlier OSs there's been talk of Apple incrementally raising the activity bar via one or more metric instead of just letting us plateau. I'm not crazy about that as it doesn't take into account individual limitations and impairments. This October Challenge may be a/that bar raised.

    Is anybody else seeing this particular challenge and if so, what requirements are you given to meet it?
    Last edited by Mac Guy; 10-07-2017 at 09:52 PM.
    10-07-2017 09:36 PM
  2. zachpenguin's Avatar
    I noticed it today. This is what mine says.
    10-08-2017 12:09 AM
  3. Mac Guy's Avatar


    Well, now that's different!
    10-08-2017 12:24 AM
  4. Mac Guy's Avatar
    Mine:

    October Challenge Acheivment.-october-challenge.png

    The was taken after today's Outdoor Walk Workout. Previously it said 61/6.

    I wished I had noticed on 1 Oct.
    10-08-2017 12:37 AM
  5. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    They are extra monthly challenges. Next month will have an additional November challenge. I’m not sure what the requirements are for how Apple decides which goals should be stretched. For me it’s calories, I need 1,273 calories daily to meet this goal.

    10-08-2017 12:41 AM
  6. Mac Guy's Avatar
    They are extra monthly challenges.
    Yes, I noted that above. These are obviously tailored to the individual, probably based on their specific activity over the previous week/month, possibly goals set, and personal info entwered in the Health app. A WAG on my part.

    I wish Apple would tell us two things:

    1) What is a brisk 30min walk in paces per minute. This would help myself and others using the Outdoor Walk Workout close our Exercise rings more quickly, in most cases. There've been a lot of complaints about Exercise minutes not being recorded properly and that would eliminate the variable of someone dropping their pace below the threshold of 'brisk'.

    2) How these new monthly challenges are created. I think we'll see some varied challenges coming up.
    10-08-2017 01:02 AM
  7. TripleOne's Avatar
    I don’t see an October Challenge on my part, it might be because it’s my first month ever.
    10-08-2017 04:56 AM
  8. ROSES5682's Avatar
    Hmmm interesting here is my challenge
    10-08-2017 06:07 AM
  9. TripleOne's Avatar
    Hmmm interesting here is my challenge https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...2a04893525.png
    I’m sure you can do it!
    I’m guessing mine will show up next month.
    10-08-2017 06:33 AM
  10. ROSES5682's Avatar
    I’m sure you can do it!
    I’m guessing mine will show up next month.
    I do a 40-60 minute work out 6x week so I'm curious as to how the average time is calculated.
    10-08-2017 06:45 AM
  11. ksassy's Avatar


    Hmmm I'm not showing a October Challenge for me and my achievement is labeled as Perfect Month? I'm still on watch OS 3.2.3 so is this for watch OS 4.0 only??

    Edit: Nevermind I just saw another thread by the OP clarifying this.
    10-08-2017 02:31 PM
  12. TripleOne's Avatar
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...870cb54e06.png

    Hmmm I'm not showing a October Challenge for me and my achievement is labeled as Perfect Month? I'm still on watch OS 3.2.3 so is this for watch OS 4.0 only??

    Edit: Nevermind I just saw another thread by the OP clarifying this.
    WatchOS 4
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    10-08-2017 05:01 PM
  13. tcuprof's Avatar
    My October challenge is ridiculous (although not as crazy as metllicamilitia's)! Mine says "Earn this award by burning at least 27,508 Calories this month." My normal running pace is 8:30-9:00 minute miles and I burn 80-85 calories per mile. To meet this challenge, I'd need to run about 10 miles every single day of the month. Since I currently average roughly 4 miles per day, 10 is never going to happen.
    10-09-2017 01:36 PM
  14. TripleOne's Avatar
    My October challenge is ridiculous (although not as crazy as metllicamilitia's)! Mine says "Earn this award by burning at least 27,508 Calories this month." My normal running pace is 8:30-9:00 minute miles and I burn 80-85 calories per mile. To meet this challenge, I'd need to run about 10 miles every single day of the month. Since I currently average roughly 4 miles per day, 10 is never going to happen.
    Some of the challenges aren’t realistic at all. Hopefully Apple will fix this in a future update.
    10-09-2017 06:23 PM
  15. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    38,xxx may not seem realistic but it’s just bumping up my calorie goal from 1,000 daily to 1,250.
    10-09-2017 07:53 PM
  16. Mac Guy's Avatar
    Clearly, Apple is using previous data as well as some unique algorithm(s) and that's just not enough information to make widespread reasonable increased challenges.

    And you may be operating at a level that near the edge of your performance envelope where a seemingly small increase in time or calories demands a much greater effort to achieve those increased goals.

    I'm walking twice a day for my challenge— averaging 54 Exercise minutes a day for the month. So far my average is 18min/day according to the Activity app. Since I first started this thread I've actually done 60-70min/day. I may complete this one and if I do, I'll watch for the next one and be ready to pass on it if it seems like work.
    10-12-2017 06:15 AM
  17. Mac Guy's Avatar
    Got 85 Exercise minute for 90 Elapsed minutes. Haven't PTed like this since the service. I still need 54EMs/day but I'm at 42, up from 18.

    If the November Monthly Challenge is anything like this one, I'm out and will settle for the mundane Perfect Month.

    Shin splints are just weakness leaving the body. LOL!
    10-21-2017 09:50 PM
  18. tcuprof's Avatar
    Shin splints are just weakness leaving the body. LOL!
    10-22-2017 11:48 AM
  19. TripleOne's Avatar
    Some of the suggestions/recommendations are a bit too much.
    I simply increase my calorie goal by 10/week.
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    10-22-2017 07:05 PM
  20. doogald's Avatar
    My October challenge is ridiculous (although not as crazy as metllicamilitia's)! Mine says "Earn this award by burning at least 27,508 Calories this month." My normal running pace is 8:30-9:00 minute miles and I burn 80-85 calories per mile. To meet this challenge, I'd need to run about 10 miles every single day of the month. Since I currently average roughly 4 miles per day, 10 is never going to happen.
    Is it to burn 27,508 *total* calories or *active* calories? (In other words, look at the health app on the iPhone to see "Active energy" and "Resting energy". Does the challenge count both?)

    I've been out of the country since the beginning of the month, so this is the first I paid attention to this challenge.
    10-23-2017 09:58 AM
  21. tcuprof's Avatar
    Is it to burn 27,508 *total* calories or *active* calories? (In other words, look at the health app on the iPhone to see "Active energy" and "Resting energy". Does the challenge count both?)

    I've been out of the country since the beginning of the month, so this is the first I paid attention to this challenge.
    Good question. I'm pretty sure it's active calories. 27,508 total calories would be no challenge at all. I surpassed that on October 12.

    Have you looked to see what your challenge is? Since you're a runner I'd bet it's pretty ambitious.
    10-23-2017 01:08 PM
  22. doogald's Avatar
    Mine is 27,995. I've burned 14,693 so far. But, again, I was traveling and have only run 8 times this month. (I only missed 5 other days in 2017). It probably won't happen this month for me. (Not a biggie - I wouldn't trade the achievement for the trip in a million years.)
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    10-23-2017 01:27 PM
  23. tcuprof's Avatar
    Mine is 27,995. I've burned 14,693 so far. But, again, I was traveling and have only run 8 times this month. (I only missed 5 other days in 2017). It probably won't happen this month for me. (Not a biggie - I wouldn't trade the achievement for the trip in a million years.)
    If you'd like to join me, I'm going to run a marathon every day for the next five days so I can get that October achievement.
    10-26-2017 02:30 PM
  24. zachpenguin's Avatar
    I got mine...although no where near as steep of requirements.
    10-26-2017 03:36 PM
  25. TripleOne's Avatar
    I got mine...although no where near as steep of requirements. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...d15aecf858.jpg
    Well done!
    10-26-2017 05:56 PM
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