Activity recording but not counting

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Dnarraf, May 14, 2017.

  1. Dnarraf macrumors newbie

    Dnarraf

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    I'm new to Apple Watch but have just started using it to try to record my very limited activities. Today I went for a walk so clicked on outdoor walk as a workout. When I finished I saved it. Full details of the walk are on my iPhone but the time for the walk has not been added to my daily activity goal. Is this normal or am I missing something? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    If I'm not mistaken, just a leisurely walk isn't active enough to count towards the 30 minute exercise goal. Activities need to be "at or above a brisk walk", I believe is the wording.

    EDIT:

    Here you go:

    "Every full minute of movement that equals or exceeds the intensity of a brisk walk counts toward your daily Exercise and Move goals. For wheelchair users, this is measured in brisk pushes. Any activity below this level counts only toward your daily Move goal."
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204517
     
  3. Dnarraf thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dnarraf

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    Thanks for that information - it is really useful to know and answers my query fully.
     
  4. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Glad to hear it.
     
  5. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    My mile walk yesterday counted enough to get my badge, but did not count towards my exercise circle, even though this walk brought my heart rate above anything I've accomplished before.

    This is why I generally tap "Other" when I do any kind of activity. The healthy and the wheelchair bound are coveredd, but those of us in the middle are limited.
     
  6. prss14 macrumors regular

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    I had 2 separate walks yesterday, each over 20 minutes, that did the same. Received the badge, but did not show up as exercise minutes. Frustrating.
     
  7. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    Very frustrating!
     
  8. BenAigen, May 16, 2017
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    Top tip - when on a brisk walk use more/stronger arm movement to help with movement of the body forwards, if your mobility allows you.
    I do hills every day (speed marching) and this helps me drive myself faster on the upwards slopes. Good luck.
     
  9. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    I don't manage brisk, and you can only swing an arm as much as a crutch allows you.
     
  10. BenAigen macrumors regular

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    I understand - it will be difficult for you to achieve your exercise minutes.
     
  11. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    That's why I always use Other.
     

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