Activities (new AW3)

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Habakuk, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. Habakuk macrumors 6502a

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    Got my Apple Watch yesterday to tide myself over the waiting time for iPhone X. It's just great!

    Together with the highly recommended app iSmoothRun: Love it how I can start a bicycle ride workout directly on the watch and how the iPhone app starts and reacts! Marvelous. I have the most important data always on the screen: Mileage, speed, average, heart, chrono, interval, lap. Much better than pulling out the iPhone or using an iPhone holder on the bike. "Hey Siri! Where am I?" ;-) (Try that it works perfectly.)

    In the description @ MacRumors is written about the device: "LTE and non-LTE options." I hadn't such an option when I ordered my watch in the Apple Store app as far as I remember (here in Austria/Central Europe). What watch do I own now actually? (According to the email from Apple: "Apple Watch Series 3 GPS, 42 mm Aluminiumgehäuse, Space Grau, mit Sportarmband, Schwarz".)

    Love the "stand up and walk around for one minute" feature as well. Plz read the manual! I'm sure you'll find things you didn't know. Another app that I bought: AutoSleep. Highly recommended as well. Love to wear the watch during sleep. You can set the focus of your iPhone camera remotely!!!

    One question regarding the Activity app (both iPhone & AW). Does my bicycle workout (50 km) not count as a "movement"?!

    Glad I bought the Apple Watch. I never used a wristwatch in my life but this one is really a great thing.
     
  2. musicpenguy macrumors 68000

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    It will only count the workout/movement 1 time, it won’t double count because you have both devices with you. It looks at the time stamp and removes duplicate info.
     
  3. 960design macrumors 68030

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    Bicycle workouts should count. I ride for a cool down after running every day. Double check that your watch is registering your heart rate properly. I start with a run, swipe right and (+) add a walk cool down and finally, swipe right (+) for a bike ride and cool down. They all are registered and counted.

    I do not bring my phone, the watch does everything I need.

    I agree, never wore a watch before the iWatch, now I use it everyday.
     
  4. Habakuk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    @musicpenguy
    Sorry. I didn't express that good enough. What I mean is:

    Under "move" I can read in the Activity app: 361 calories burned today until now. But according to iSmoothRun I burned 1,230 calories in my bike workout. So I guess the Activity app doesn't register bike workouts as "move".
     
  5. 960design macrumors 68030

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    Check #2
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207941

    Workout vs Activity
     
  6. Habakuk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thx 960design. As far as I can see you're using the native Apple apps. I'm using iSmoothRun because I got used to it for years. Can I use both apps simultaneously? I'll try that tomorrow it doesn't cost anything.

    Leaving the iPhone at home? I think I'll need some more days before I dare to do so…

    Edit: Thx for the support document.
     
  7. ftaok macrumors 603

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    Make sure you have your iSmoothRun/Health settings properly set-up. Go to Settings>Privacy>Health>iSmoothRun and make sure that iSmoothRun is able to Read and Write all of the appropriate data fields. I'm thinking that you have it set so that iSmoothRun is not able to write to "Active Energy".
     
  8. 960design macrumors 68030

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    That is correct, I use only native apps, because back when this all started, 3rd party did not have access to the health data.

    @ftaok probably has it right!
     
  9. Habakuk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You mean the iOS settings as I found out. Yes.

    Actually it was set to be able to write to "Active Energy". The only option that wasn't activated was "Trainings". I activated it and will look what it does tomorrow. Thanks anyway.
     

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