Apple Watch Wearers Can Earn Thanksgiving Day Badge on Thursday

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Apple today announced that Apple Watch users can earn a special Thanksgiving Day badge and accompanying iMessage sticker by completing a walk, run, or wheelchair workout with a distance of at least 5K (3.1 miles) on November 23.


As with the Veterans Day badge, this achievement is only available on devices that have United States set as the region. The distance can be recorded with the Workout app or any third-party app that adds workouts to the Health app.

Apple Watch users can view a history of achievements via the Achievements tab in the Activity app on a paired iPhone.

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trusso

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Who wants to run 3 miles on Thanksgiving day?

Everyone's gonna be on the couch watching football, and then eating turkey.

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Maybe you can run to the shops after dinner. :rolleyes:
 

Blakjack

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Is Apple going to someday offer incentives for obtaining badges or something. I get the motivation factor but.....why are we making it news that Apple is going to offer people badges if they workout on thanksgiving? Is it one day going to lower my healthcare payout? If so then I’m all for it.
 
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OldSchoolMacGuy

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These badges may seem silly but they inspire a lot of people to do more to earn them. Anything you can do to get people to exercise more will benefit them. It'd be awesome to see more of these badges pop up, even when there isn't a holiday to coincide with (a monthly special badge challenge or random weekend badges).
 

AronDraws

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Waiting for Apple to get sued by NBC for copying the logo.
NBC's logo is a 6-feathered rainbow Peacock with feathers in tight formation. This badge is 5 feathers fanned out and broken apart which I would assume symbolize not only the turkey of the holiday festivities, but also the 5K. I am going to guess they will be in traditional autumn colors. (yellows, oranges, golds)
 
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Relentless Power

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Why apple "forces" us to walk/run as the exercise form for Thanksgiving? I understand that's a tradition to some people, but could we not just earn the badge for just doing any exercise in general?
The Apple Watch in general can be used every single day of the year for any type of exercise. But more specifically for Thanksgiving day, they're just encouraging those they have some type of activity, even if they don't earn the badge, they don't need to as the badge is a reminder/goal in general.
 

HowEver

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Apple forces you? That sounds like a forced reply.

Why apple "forces" us to walk/run as the exercise form for Thanksgiving? I understand that's a tradition to some people, but could we not just earn the badge for just doing any exercise in general?
 

bazinga871

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Seriously, stop whining about it not being available because you're outside the U.S.. If you go to the Apple Watch app on the iPhone -> General -> Language and region, change the region setting to "United States". Ta-daaaa. You'll get the opportunity and the badge will show up in Achievements.
 

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Definitely going to take care of this in the morning. No way in hell I would be able to muster the motivation to run 5K after stuffing myself like a... well, a Thanksgiving turkey. I could walk it, but walking feels a bit like cheating!
 
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cjgrif

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Apple forces you? That sounds like a forced reply.
I think the point is that since it's a distance based goal it has to be an outdoor walk or run type of workout so the GPS can track it. For me it would be cool to get the badge for doing an hour on the elliptical which is well over the 5K distance, but my Apple Watch doesn't know that.
 
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