Apple Watch Users get 5K Challenge for Thanksgiving

Apple Watch 5K Thanksgiving Challenge

Apple Watch owners got a special challenge Monday morning when Apple urged them to walk, run, or wheelchair 3.1 miles, or 5K, on November 24th. That’s the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, so instead of spending the day binging on turkey, pie, and watching football, Apple is pushing to get people outside and active by offering a special Thanksgiving Day Challenge badge.

Apple Watch 5K Thanksgiving Challenge
Apple’s 5K Thanksgiving Challenge for Apple Watch owners

The challenge popped up on U.S. Apple Watch owner’s wrists Monday morning saying,

Activity Challenge: This Thanksgiving Day, November 24th, earn a special achievement by completing a walk, run or wheelchair workout of at least 5K (3.1 mi).

The badge will show up in the Activity app after users hit the 5K mark on Thursday, regardless of which HealthKit-compatible workout app you use. That sounds a lot better than spending the day on the couch regretting how much you ate.

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