Apple brings back the Thanksgiving Apple Watch badge

Apple wants to help you close off 2017 the right way with its 2017 Thanksgiving Activity Challenge.

This Thursday, November 23rd, you can win a sticker and turkey-shaped badge. Just like last year, you will need to walk or run 5 kilometers on Thanksgiving Day (wheelchair workouts also count), and record this using Apple’s Workout app or any third-party app that adds workouts with the HealthKit database.

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As Thanksgiving is a US holiday, its not surprising that this challenge is only available to those in the US. According to 9to5Mac which has managed to hack into server data source, users should start getting notified about the challenge from November 21st.

The 2017 Thanksgiving Activity badge and iMessage sticker is almost identical to the one awarded last year. The only difference is that the medals and stickers now have a blue hue instead of a pink one.

The challenge is part of Apple’s initiative to encourage health and fitness activity among users during the leisurely holiday season. It follows from the Veterans Day badge earlier this month, awarded to those who completed a 11 minute workout on November 11th.

Will you be running or walking 5K on Thursday to get the special Activity achievement?

Source: 9to5mac
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