I’m wearing an Apple Watch while hiking in the rainforests of China, but my exercise record is the least “hearted” thing for me.

Although it is said that the Lantern Festival is over, do you remember the flag you set at the beginning of the year?

On the first day of March, Aifaner, together with SUPERMONKEY and Apple Watch, jointly launched the "Make Time for Health" sports challenge, inviting you to pick up your sports goals for this year!

Through the Challenges application, Apple Watch users can pull friends to work together in a team, calculate scores based on the three dimensions of standing time, active calories and exercise time recorded by Apple Watch, and conduct PK between teams.

As an insider, we had already experienced this application in advance last week that allowed everyone of our colleagues to rush to "get into exercise".

It is said that some people also drove the "indoor walking" exercise mode of Apple Watch to walk in circles at home in order to complete tasks; others sprinted and ran at home at 11 o'clock in the middle of the night to quickly get the body heart rate into exercise state, just for harmony Board activity and thermal ring.

And myself, when I was invited to form a team, I was in Yunnan, and I was going to take part in a hike to the tropical rainforest of Xishuangbanna. I thought that closing the ring would be no problem.

Unexpectedly, when the trip ended, I found that using Apple Watch to record exercise data and closing the ring turned into the least "hearted" thing in this trip.

I'm coming to the rainforest

As a person obsessed with "freeing your hands"-try not to bring the ones you can not bring, choose the small ones if you can choose the small ones, and never get good at the ones that can be put in the bag-I still pack as light as possible this time , The electronic devices only bring the iPhone 12 mini that can be easily put in a small bag and the Apple Watch Series 6 that is worn on the hand.

I can't deny that I was both scared and excited on the way to the tropical rainforest.

The tropical rainforest place I went hiking this time is located in Sidi District, Jinghong City, Xishuangbanna, with an altitude of more than one kilometer. It is a tropical rainforest reserve that is rarely open to the outside world (this also means that it has not been fully developed).

My fear is naturally because I am worried about my lack of exercise and my physical fitness. This is why since I arrived at the starting point of the trek, I listened to the leader's explanation of the precautions in particular.

For example, when going downhill, you must walk sideways. Even if you slip and fall, you will only fall to your hips instead of falling back and hurt your head.

It was also at this time that I, who had already been stimulated with a strong sensitivity to survival, wittily turned on the fall detection function on the Apple Watch.

Although people often think of this function as designed for the elderly, it is useful to turn it on during mountain climbing or other strenuous exercise-in case I really slip and fall fainted, and my watch is calling the world for help. Ah (counseling).

At the same time, I also checked the emergency contact information on my iPhone by the way. In case I really have to use the "SOS emergency contact" of the watch, the emergency contact phone number is wrong, and the location and help text messages are sent to strangers. Up.

▲ Long press the side button of the watch to call up the "SOS Emergency" function. After being turned on, the watch will automatically dial the local emergency service number and contact the emergency contact set in the iPhone via SMS, and synchronize the user's current location with them.

However, looking back at that time, I was indeed a bit dazzled by fear, because when the team leader took everyone to warm up, I actually forgot to turn on the exercise mode of Apple Watch and missed the opportunity to actively calculate the amount of exercise.

Fortunately, when I set off to go up the mountain, my eagerness emerged and reminded me to quickly turn on the "Hiking Mode" on the Apple Watch.

At the same time, I also opened the "Voice Memo" on the Apple Watch.

I often think that sound is a very intimate memory carrier. At the same time, recording it has very low interference with the current experience and occupies less memory than visual images.

Therefore, during this hike, I also drove a "voice memo" on my watch, mainly to record the BGM of the rain forest-the rich and diverse bird song at the beginning, and the cicada song dominated by the background sound after halfway. The wind passed by accidentally, setting off the rustle of the branches and leaves in the forest one after another like waves.

With the peace of mind of voice memory "priming", I put my phone in my small bag, and most of the time, I opened my hands to find the borrowing points for climbing uphill. By the way, I also touched and felt the texture of different plants in the rain forest, basically only I can’t help taking out my phone to take pictures when I encounter something particularly interesting.

For example, the team leader who took the initiative to help the backpack out of caring for the players, he can't help but sigh that the camouflage suits really go well with LV.

For another example, I don’t know when I secretly collected an earthworm, and I turned around to give us the "Rainforest Survival 101" course, another leader who eats earthworms.

▲Earthworms in "Rainforest Survival 101"

Another example is this cute mountain crab in my hand.

▲ Mountain crab in portrait mode

In this way, although I did not see the colorful and strange animals and plants that often appear in documentaries, I don’t even see bees in Guangzhou every day. This time I saw crabs living in the mountains with long and thin legs. The spiders (the leader also said that they can be eaten), and the bees and flies that stayed in my hand for a long time (I didn't see them flying away after taking a lot of photos). The whole is very satisfied and unforgettable.

It was also because I was forgotten to play, and there was no discomfort during the period, so I started to eat at noon, and I realized that the "hiking mode" that I had turned on was not turned off. During the hike, in fact, the watch also reminded me once or twice that I had an unfamiliar phone call (it looks like an advertisement) and a few irrelevant new messages, so I just pressed it away.

Throughout the process, the "sense of existence" of Apple Watch is actually intangible.

The ring introduces the door, telling you that sports are actually everywhere

This time of "non-sense" outdoor experience also made me realize that the best part of Apple Watch is that it does not require too much attention from you, but instead invites you to pay more attention to yourself and the outside world.

I personally think that the Apple Watch’s sports ring is just an “introduction”, because when you embark on the road where you want to close the ring every day, you will unconsciously become more concerned about your physical and mental state.

In the days when I was a tourist in Yunnan in the next few days, in addition to visiting the city and seeing scenic spots on a daily basis, I also drove the "outdoor walking" mode and exercised with an "average heart rate of 110 beats per minute". The same thing will change based on our knowledge and available information.

Gradually, you will start to take the initiative to pay attention to how you feel in different exercise states, from simply looking at the physical data on the watch, to asking yourself more inwardly: "Do you like this state now?"

At the same time, because I started to pay more attention to myself, I changed from exercising for sports to gradually choosing some sports that make you feel good about yourself and can enjoy.

▲ Picture from Chen Dexin

After a week, closing the ring gradually becomes a "by-product" of life, because sports are inherently hidden in all small aspects of life. Because recording data has become a kind of "senseless" operation, more of our attention is freed to better manage our energy and pay more attention to things that make us feel happy.

This is why, this time we will jointly launch the "Make Time for Health" campaign with SUPERMONKEY and Apple Watch, and conduct a two-week health challenge from March 8th to March 21st.

After downloading the Challenges app, you can invite 3 friends to form a team to participate in the challenge, complete three tasks every day to earn points, and you can view your team's ranking on the app in real time.

The 14-day period is neither long nor short. Get a friend to accompany you through the initial habit-forming period, use the circle to get started, to understand yourself more deeply, and to explore your own happiness.

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