activity app questions

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by mathewbhavnani, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. mathewbhavnani macrumors member

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    Is there any way to reset the activity app to start from beginning(like when first pairing to apple watch) and erase the data to start over?

    Also if you don't put height weight etc..what are the default calorie settings? For light moderate and the other one?
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    The :apple:Watch needs your metrics (age, sex, ...) in order to calculate your caloric burn (and to determine [suggested] defaults). You can set the base at whatever you want.
     
  3. mathewbhavnani thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes I know that but if I did not set them(just for personal reasons) what are the defaults anyways?
     
  4. Julien macrumors G3

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    The defaults are calculated and based on your metric's input. There can't be a 'universal' default.
     
  5. jkdem85 macrumors member

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    On a separate note, if you switch watches does your activity date restore to the new device?
     
  6. Allewsive macrumors member

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    I have a question too, maybe someone can test for me... I went on a 21 minute walk today with the iPhone and Watch, using the 'Outdoor Walk' preset in the Workout App, and when I finished, the Activity App only gave me 10 Minutes towards my exercise ring. I walked at about a 17-19 minute/ mile pace over the entire 21 minutes, yet only gave me 10 minutes.....

    Anyone have any advice?
     
  7. Julien macrumors G3

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    Waaaay too slow of a pace to count for much. Depending on your age (and other factors), but even a 15 minute mile (4mph) is just a brisk walk.
     
  8. Allewsive macrumors member

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    That is what I thought, but it sure would be nice to know what the "brisk" metric really is... My run went great last night, but I wanted to calibrate the watch using GPS, so that is why I did the 21 minute walk... Just kinda confusing that a 21 minute workout, even at a slower pace, does not add to the excersise ring... What about people that can only walk at slower paces due to old age, or health issues?

    Maybe it will learn what is brisk and what is not for my specific needs, not that 19 minute/ mile walks are brisk for me, just saying in general
     

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