Apple Watch Wearers Can Earn Thanksgiving Day Badge on Thursday

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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11 months ago

Who wants to run 3 miles on Thanksgiving day?

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

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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11 months ago
Perfect excuse to get away from the in-laws trying to earn my badge.
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11 months ago
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).
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11 months ago
Alright, here's another "unobtainable" badge for not being in America like myself.
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11 months ago
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?
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11 months ago
So glad I signed up for my local Turkey Trot 5-miler on Thanksgiving morning. Finishers get a pumpkin pie, technical shirt, medal, and now a Thanksgiving Day Achievement Badge! :)
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11 months ago
Waiting for Apple to get sued by NBC for copying the logo.
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11 months ago
They should call this badge the Tryptophan Trot.
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11 months ago

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.


Since the watch calibrates itself from outdoor runs/walks to estimate the distance traveled during indoor run/walks, wouldn't a 5k on a treadmill still earn you this badge?
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11 months ago

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


I paid the same exorbitant amount for my Apple Watch(es) as everyone else. Surely they can put $10 in to coding some more international awards...
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