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Year of the Rat Garmin Connect badge

For those of you that like to collect Garmin activity badges, there’s a new one to be picked up today, for Chinese New Year’s day.

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It has been about a month since the last date specific badge was available. In fact there were two called “Finish Strong” and “Start Strong” that landed on December 31st and January 1st. Those required users to record an activity on New Year’s eve and New Year’s day.

Now we have two more, this time for Chinese New Year’s eve and day. The first fell yesterday January 24th while the second one is available today.

Just like the ones from about a month ago, the badges require users to record any activity on the day and sync to Garmin Connect. Hey, it might give you an opportunity to refresh those fitness New Year resolutions as well!

The Chinese New Year, otherwise known as the Spring Festival is an occasion with a 4,000+ year tradition. Celebrations last all the way through to February 8th. There’s also something called the Lantern Festival on the final day.

2020 is the year of the rat according to the Chinese calendar. This is reflected in the design of today’s badge.

Another Garmin Connect badge is available for Chinese New Year’s eve

For some reason, yesterday’s badge had a Koi fish featured in the middle. We’re not really clear on the reasons for this. Last year was the year of the Pig.

New Garmin Connect badge for Chinese New Year’s eve

If you don’t see the challenge in Garmin’s smartphone app it is dependent on your geographical location. So you may need to hold off until the date ticks over for you.

It will be a while until another date specific badge comes along. The next one will fall on March 8th, to mark International Women’s Day.

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Marko Maslakovic

Marko founded Gadgets & Wearables in 2014, having worked for more than 15 years in the City of London’s financial district. Since then, he has led the company’s charge to become a leading information source on health and fitness gadgets and wearables.

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