Stuck indoors? Garmin has a slew of new limited time badges that can be collected without leaving the comfort of your home.
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The social distancing measures that are in place in many countries mean it is not easy to stay active. But we are not ones to make excuses. Despite the coronavirus situation, there are ways to stay fit.
For those that like to collect badges, there are new ones that Garmin has made available. You don’t even need to go outside to earn them. The badges are coming out as things are reopening in many countries. But hey, better late than never.
A few of these are to do with indoor bike riding. This includes a 10, 20 and 50 kilometre option.
Then there is something similar offered for treadmill running. Here you get a 1 mile, 5k and 10K variant.
Other indoor badges can be collected by recording 5 walking activities, 5 yoga activities, 5 strength training activities and 5 breathwork activities. Garmin has announced all of these although it might take a while for all of them to show up in Garmin Connect.
To see what’s currently on offer in your region open up Garmin Connect and tap on your profile picture. Choose on all badges and this will take you through an overview of “earned”, “available” badges and the “leaderboard”. The ones that you have not collected yet can be see in the “available” tab.
You’ll notice that all of these have a small gray tag next to them. These have a tag that say Limited Time.
Another badge that will be up for grabs for a while is called 10kaday. Launched about 10 days ago, it requires you to walk more than 10,000 steps per day for 30 consecutive days. The step streak must begin on or after the 1st of April. So if you’ve been managing to move despite the quarantine, you past effort will not go to waste.
Spending a lot of time inside? Well, at least you have ample opportunity to earn these new indoor badges.
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