Activity Rings

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Dormammu, May 25, 2015.

  1. Dormammu macrumors 65816


    Sep 21, 2013
    A mysterious location in the middle of nowhere
    Hey all. So far I'm loving my :apple:Watch. I've found myself looking more and more at the activity rings and I must admit that it is a nice challenge to try and fill those Riggs up every day! I've actually started running again (stopped years ago when I became injured) to try and fill up that green exercise ring!

    I understand that "exercise" is anything above a "brisk" walk. Is this determined by the accelerometer? Or the passive heart rate monitor?

    As for the red move ring; to fill this ring do I actually need to use the work out app? Say if I go jogging with the workout app running after the run I'd imagine that goes towards the move ring. What if I run without using the workout app?

    What have you all set your move goal to?
  2. daijholt macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2013
    Wales, UK
    Any movement at all can count towards the Move goal, because thats just how many active calories you've burned. The Exercise goal I'm pretty sure is determined by a combination of heart rate and accelerometer, since with the 1.01 update my heart rate isn't being recorded as frequently (its a known bug) and I'm still getting exercise credit for walking fast.

    Bare in mind, I have calibrated the watch however, so it already knows when I'm walking fast just by my stride pattern, even if it can't properly measure my elevated heart rate.

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