Apple Watch Owners Challenged to Earn Thanksgiving Day Activity Achievement

Apple is celebrating Thanksgiving this year by urging U.S. Apple Watch owners to bag a special achievement by recording a minimum walking or running distance on Thursday, November 24.

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Available through the Activity app this morning, the Thanksgiving Day Challenge is the first activity challenge of its kind from Apple, and includes a share-able Messages app sticker as an enticement to get out and get moving.

To earn the achievement, Apple Watch wearers must record an Apple Watch Workout distance of 5K (3.1 miles) on the day in question, using Apple's Workout app or any third-party app that syncs with HealthKit.

An Apple Watch user's history of achievements can be viewed any time via the Achievements tab on the iOS Activity app.

(Thanks, Dan!)

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38 months ago
Nothing says "Thanksgiving Day celebration" quite like spending a 3.1 mile run away from the family.
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38 months ago

Wow. A sticker. A digital sticker.


Because you're looking at this article short sighted with a snide remark. It has nothing to do with a "Sticker." It has everything to do with motivating and challenging the individual to push themselves to a goal. This is what the Apple Watch was intended to do.
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38 months ago
5k & 10k turkey trots are very common on Thanksgiving.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey_trot
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38 months ago

Nothing says "Thanksgiving Day celebration" quite like spending a 3.1 mile run away from the family.

We have a tradition of a bunch of the family getting together in the morning for a Turkey Trot race. It's a fun time and a great way to start the day that is otherwise a health disaster with the food and sitting around.

edit: forgot the main point. I'm excited to get the medal.
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38 months ago

Nothing says "Thanksgiving Day celebration" quite like spending a 3.1 mile run away from the family.

Do you mean "running away from the family?"

:D:p:cool:
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38 months ago

Nothing says "Thanksgiving Day celebration" quite like spending a 3.1 mile run away from the family.


Or....the family can go for a hike together?
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38 months ago
Wow. A sticker. A digital sticker.
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38 months ago

Haha yeah, I'm not knocking the achievement per se. I'm definitely going to give it a shot. I'm just salty that it's going to be <35 degrees Fahrenheit and raining/snowing on Thursday where I live, so then I looked and my gym isn't open because it's Thanksgiving.
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Yeah I'm curious if it has to be one continuous workout and if it has to be specified as a workout or if the walking throughout the day works towards a cumulative goal.


You will have to select a workout in the workout app or it will not count. But you could just start an indoor walk workout and let it go all day :D
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38 months ago

hmm .. i hope they will have events like this for non US people soon!


I'm really hoping that the achievement is available to all, I might not celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia, but I do like the badges and being motivated to get out and about!
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38 months ago

Aimed at the younger generation which a large majority of expect a pat on the back any time they do something.

I'm fifty and I loved earning the badges. It keeps the middle age pudge at bay.

But goodness, I wish this could be extended to Black Friday. I don't shop, it's too insane around here for that. I would put my miles in then.

But on the day itself, sorry but I've got my family and my husband's family coming over. That's a LOT of people to cook for and clean up after even with my husband splitting the work with me. I'm often up until 2:00 am cleaning up after a Thanksgiving Dinner and often work well into the next day. This year, the football team they all root for is playing. I'll be serving drinks and snacks and fetching and carrying well into the night even after dinner is over.

Hmm...maybe I'll go ahead and wear my watch and see if I earn miles running around like a serving wench for 12 hours! :p
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