Active Minutes?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by matt9013, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. matt9013 macrumors 6502

    matt9013

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    My fitbit gives me active minutes each day whenever I do anything active without me having to log anything. Does the AW have the same feature to count towards exorcise or just to tell me how active I was without needing to log it?
     
  2. exxxviii macrumors 65816

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    Yep, AW does the same thing.
     
  3. matt9013 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool, does it count my active minutes to my exercise's? That's something Fitbit still doesn't do.
     
  4. TRICKorDEVICE macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it does this as well.
     
  5. matt9013 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool, I hate how on Fitbit I'd have like 90 active minutes but not exorcises/.
     
  6. exxxviii macrumors 65816

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    I am not sure the AW does this either. Do you mean that if you go for a run, will the device automatically detect and log it as a specific workout activity? If so, then no, the AW will not do that. Though it will record it as active minutes. You have to tell it when you are doing a workout, and the watch goes into a continuous HR reading mode and also captures the duration and other metrics.
     
  7. matt9013 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Kinda but I just meant any active activity.

    For example when I'm outside with the kids and I'm playing tag for 20-25 mins will the AW pick that up as active minutes and also log it as part of my 30min a day exorcise. So not exactly exorcise per se but still a pretty good workout.
     
  8. exxxviii macrumors 65816

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    The AW does not really have the concept of exercise by itself. It has active minutes, which is any time you are doing something vigorously (like playing tag). And it has a a workout, when you tell the watch you are doing a specific activity, such as running, walking, biking, etc. workout time is also counted in your active minutes bucket.
     

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