Ultimate Guide: Share Apple Watch Activity Progress and Compete With Friends

Sharing Apple Watch Activity data and challenging funny buddies for a seven-day competition is something that I've found highly appreciable. Yet to give it a shot? Let's get going!

Calling Apple Watch just a fitness-centric wearable device is an understatement. Along with ECG, “Activity” is probably the most loved watchOS apps. It not only keeps a tab on your entire activities but also motivates you to put your 100%.

What’s more, you can share your Activity data and also compete with your friends in a seven-day competition with Apple Watch. So, challenge your friends and go your all out to earn tons of points to win the competition.

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Moreover, the app also offers covetous awards on winning the competitions. Therefore, the stake for giving the best is always high. Now that pep talk is done, let’s get started!

Apple Watch Activity Guide: Enable Activity Sharing And Compete With Friends

How to Turn On Activity Sharing from iPhone

To enable Activity Sharing, you need to use your iPhone. Keep in mind; you are allowed to add up to 40 friends. One more thing, make sure the person you are going to invite has an Apple Watch.

Step #1. Open Activity app on your iPhone → Tap on the Sharing tab at the bottom.

Tap on Sharing tab in Activity App on iPhone

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Step #2. Next, tap on “+” at the top right.

Tap on Plus icon in Activity App on iPhone

Step #3. Next up, you have to enter the name of your friend and hit Send.

Turn On Activity Sharing from iPhone

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That’s it! You’ve successfully enabled the sharing option. Now, wait for your friend to accept your invitation.

How to Accept Activity Sharing Invite on iPhone

The moment your friend invites you to go for activity sharing or take part in a challenge, you get a notification on your Apple Watch. Simply tap on Accept and you are ready to go. Besides, you can also accept it from your paired iPhone.

Step #1. Open Activity app on the iPhone and hit the Sharing tab at the bottom.

Tap on Sharing tab in iOS Activity app

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Step #2. Now, tap on the profile icon at the top right. Then, you have the option to Accept or Ignore the invite.

Accept Activity Sharing Invite on iPhone

What if you wish to share your activity rings with someone who doesn’t own an Apple Watch? Well, there is a way to get it done as well. Keep reading…

Share Activity Rings Even With Those Who Do Not Have Apple Watch

Step #1. Fire up Activity app on your iPhone and tap on Sharing tab.

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Step #2. Now, tap on the Me entry which you wish to share.

Tap on Me entry you wish to share in iOS Activity App

Step #3. Next, tap on the Share button at the top right.

Tap on Share button in iOS Activity App

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Step #4. Next up, you have multiple options. For instance, you can email the data, share it on Twitter, Facebook, print or even Save it to Files.

Select Email in iPhone Share Seet to Share Activity Rings

How to View Your Friend’s Shared Activity Data from iPhone

Once your friend has accepted your invitation, you will be able to view his/her shared activity data on the Sharing screen. For instance, you can check out their Activity rings along with several important data like calories burnt, move goal percentage.

Moreover, there is also an option to view other info like the move goal, steps goal, total number of workouts and exercise goal.

Step #1. Open Activity app on your iPhone → Tap on Sharing tab at the bottom.

Step #2. Now, tap on the Name at the top left corner.

Tap on Name in Activity App on iPhone

Step #3. Next, you have multiple metrics like Move, Steps, Exercise, and Workout to choose from.

Select the preferred option and the screen will instantly show you the preferred data.

Check Friend Shared Activity Data from iPhone

How to Check Your Friend’s Progress from Apple Watch

Step #1. Open Activity app on your smartwatch.

Open Activity app on Apple Watch

Step #2. Now, you need to swipe left to view the shared activity.

Swipe left to view shared activity in Activity app from Apple Watch

Step #3. Next, tap on your friend’s name. Up next, scroll down to check out how well he/she is going.

Check any Friend Progress from Apple Watch

Aside from keeping an eye on how your friends’ performance, you can also send messages to them.

How to Send A Message to Your Friend from Activity App on Apple Watch

Step #1. Open Activity app on your wearable device and then swipe left.

Step #2. Tap the name of the friend → scroll down → tap on Send Message.

Send A Message to any Friend from Activity App on Apple Watch

If you want to send a message to everyone, scroll down and hit “Send a message to all.” Then, you can touch and hold the screen and choose from multiple options like Reply, Send Location, Details and Choose Language.

How to Send Message To Your Friend from Activity App on iPhone

Step #1. Open Activity app → hit the Sharing tab at the bottom.

Step #2. Now, choose the friend you wish to send a message. Next, tap on the message icon at the top right. Then, go ahead and type the message and send it as usual. And oh, you will also be able to send fun-loving GIFs and other hilarious pics.

Send Message To Friend from Activity App on iPhone

The app offers you desired the freedom to let you mute alerts, hide your activity and even remove a friend from activity sharing. So, you have complete control over everything…

How to Mute Notifications, Hide Activity Or Remove A Friend from Activity Sharing

Step #1. Launch Activity app on your iPhone → Tap on Sharing tab at the bottom.

Step #2. Now, you need to tap on your friend’s name to access his profile.

Tap on any Friend in Activity app on iPhone

Note: You can also tap on your profile icon at the top right and then tap the friend’s name under Sharing With section.

Step #3. Next, you have multiple options to choose from.

Mute Notifications, Hide Activity Or Remove A Friend from Activity Sharing from iPhone

Mute Notifications: If you no longer want to receive notifications about your friend’s progress, tap on Mute Notifications.

Note: Later, if you change your mind, come back here and tap on Unmute Notifications.

Hide Activity: Just in case you don’t want to let your friend view your shared data anymore, tap on Hide my Activity.

From now onwards, you will be able to view your friend’s activity, but he won’t see yours. Keep in mind; you can’t conceal your activity from the friend you are competing with.

Later, if you wish to let your friend view your data again, tap on Show my Activity.

Remove Friend: If you decide to completely remove your friend and no longer want to share data, tap on Remove Friend. You need to tap on Yes in the popup to confirm. It will wipe out all the related Activity data.

Later, if you want to share activity data with him again, you will have to send an invite.

Note: To compete with friends, make sure your iPhone is running iOS 12 and your Apple Watch has watchOS 5 or later.

Challenge a Friend to Compete with You In A Seven-Day Competition from your Apple Watch

Whenever your friend achieves something great or closes all three rings, you will get a notification on your Watch. You can simply hit the Compete option in the notification itself to start the seven-day competition.

The app offers you a point for every percent you add to the rings each day. You can earn up to 600 points in a day and 4,200 points in a week.

Step #1. Open the Activity app on your Apple Watch.

Step #2. Now, you need to swipe left and choose a friend.

Swipe left and choose a friend in Activity app from Apple Watch

Step #3. Next, scroll down and hit Compete. Next up, tap Invite [your friend’s name]. Now, once your friend has accepted your invitation, the competition is ready to go.

Challenge a Friend to Compete with You In A Seven-Day Competition from Apple Watch

Challenge a Friend to Compete with You In A Seven-Day Competition from your iPhone

You can also invite your friend for a competition from your iPhone.

Step #1. Open the Activity app on your iPhone → Sharing tab.

Step #2. Tap on the name of your friend.

Tap on any Friend in Activity app on iPhone

Step #3. Now, tap on Compete with [your friend’s name].

Tap on Compete with a Friend in iOS Activity app

Step #4. Finally, tap on Invite [your friend’s name] to confirm.

Tap on Invite to Challenge a Friend to Compete with You In A Seven-Day Competition from iPhone

How to View Awards in Activity App on iPhone

As mentioned above, the app also offers you cool awards when you win the competition. And, you can easily keep track of your ever-growing gallery.

Step #1. Open Activity app on your iPhone.

Step #2. Now, tap on Awards tab at the bottom.

Tap on Awards in Activity app on iPhone

Step #3. Next, check the awards that you have won recently and the competition in which you have taken part.

Get to Know Your Awards in Activity App on iPhone

There you go!

Wrapping up…

It’s really fun to give your best and win the challenge. Of course, you can’t be on the winning side all the time, but the feeling that comes with competing is great.

Moreover, the competition pushes you to put your 100% that goes a long way in boosting your fitness. So, keep challenging your buddies and grabbing plenty of awards to become the undisputed champ!

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