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.

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    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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  2. 0003939 Suspended

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    Alright, here's another "unobtainable" badge for not being in America like myself.
     
  3. Kabeyun macrumors 68020

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    Waiting for Apple to get sued by NBC for copying the logo.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Perfect excuse to get away from the in-laws trying to earn my badge.
     
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    Ha. That was the first thing I saw, the NBC Peacock.
     
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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?
     
  7. trusso macrumors 6502

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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:
     
  8. Tazman49 macrumors newbie

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    ...it would have to be the same logo... this is not.
     
  9. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    I'll probably run 10 miles or so in the morning for my daily run. And then in the afternoon, I'll run at least two laps to the Pecan Pie tray!
     
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    hopefully it will be colored differently from last year and not be the same :eek:
     
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    Anything that helps get people off their collective butts and from over indulging in some non-sensical tradition based gorge-fest and TV binge watching is OK in my book.
     
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    From 9to5mac’s site
     

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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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    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).
     
  15. AronDraws macrumors 6502

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    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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    Agree would be nice if Apple looked after the rest of the world, in the meantime if you change the region settings of the watch to USA they should appear
     
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    I was hoping for a Black Friday badge. Three hours of queuing to buy a cut price item that I didn’t want anyway.
     
  18. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    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.
     
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    Apple forces you? That sounds like a forced reply.

     
  20. bazinga871 macrumors newbie

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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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    Cool, I’m in!
     
  22. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    They should call this badge the Tryptophan Trot.
     
  23. SteveBlobs macrumors member

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    So are these for adults who still play with stickers or what’s the deal?
     
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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!
     
  25. cjgrif macrumors member

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    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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