Activity vs Workout

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by virginblue4, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. virginblue4 macrumors 68000


    Apr 15, 2012
    United Kingdom
    So, I have a couple of questions regarding the activity and workout app.

    The workout app I understand is for specific workouts e.g. Tomorrow I'll be walking from the train station to work which takes around 30 minutes, so I'll select outdoor walk and let it do its thing.

    But in the activity app, what is the exercise ring? Does this only fill if you've done a workout? Or is it measuring all day?
  2. digduggler macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007

    It measures all day. It will take your 'workout' into account, but 'Move' only registers some HBM threshold you have to get above based on your age/weight/height to qualify as movement. I was a bit perplexed for a few days but it's quite useful. Things I thought were exercise turn out to not really be (leisurely walking won't count, even if I use the workout app unless my HBM gets above some level). Things I didn't (like playing around with my kids jumping around and stuff) does.

    I'm already impressed how much impact real data is having in making me adjust my habits.
  3. mathewbhavnani macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2015
    I don't usually feel very comfortable wearing the watch when I go to the gym....I do bring my iPhone so I'm wondering if the activity app will function just the same? And sync up with the watch when it is in range? Or do I have to wear the watch for the activity app to work?

    Also when using weather as a complication on watch face, I heard it keeps location services on at all times on the phone therefore draining battery, as opposed to when it isn't a complication and location services aren't on at all this true?
  4. dalcorn1 macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    So I've just done a yoga workout in fitstar yoga - this has then placed into workouts in the health app. However it's not translated as an 'exercise' and hasn't progressed the green ring. Surely it should?

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