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What you need to know

  • There's a special Apple Watch challenge coming for Thanksgiving.
  • The challenge will involve completing any walk, run or wheelchair workout of at least 5K.
  • You'll be rewarded with a badge and stickers for Messages and FaceTime.

Update - This story has been updated to confirm that the challenge is only available in the U.S.

After skipping it in 2018, 2019 will mark the return of Apple Watch's Thanksgiving challenge.

Spotted by Kyle Seth Gray on Twitter and reported by 9to5Mac, the challenge involves completing a walk, run or wheelchair workout of a least 5K (3.1 miles) on Thursday, November 28.

If you successfully complete the challenge, you'll be rewarded with the special 5K badge shown above, as well as stickers for Messages and FaceTime.

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Gray has further confirmed that the 5K challenge will only available to U.S. users, which makes sense given that Thanksgiving (at least on November 28) is an American holiday, and given Apple's pattern of region-specific challenges.

Most people don't tend to burn more than 3-400 calories during a 5K, so remember, given that a 4oz serving of turkey (no skin) is 158 calories, Apple Watch's Thanksgiving challenge might not get you as much extra food as you were hoping for.

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