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Apple Watch Users Can Compete in the Thanksgiving Day Challenge

The contest is available in the U.S. only
That iThingy You're Wearing
November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving Day in the United States has never been a day when exercise is a priority. Cupertino hopes to change this by dangling a special workout achievement in front of Apple Watch users.


On Thursday, Nov. 24 only, Apple Watch users in the U.S. can earn a special achievement that’s shaped like a turkey. The Thanksgiving Day Challenge will be awarded to anyone who records at least 5K (3.1 miles) through a run, walk, or wheelchair workout. The distance may be recorded through Apple’s Workout app or any third-party app that integrates with HealthKit.

Want more motivation? If you receive the special 3-D achievement badge, you’ll also receive an iMessage sticker that you can share with others to celebrate your accomplishment.

This is the first time Apple has offered an achievement badge tied to a special day or event. Perhaps, we’ll see other special badges in the coming weeks. Super Bowl LI is on Sunday, Feb. 5, Apple.