Activity & Workout app weirdness

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by natallica, May 12, 2015.

  1. natallica macrumors 6502

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    Hey everyone -

    I used the Workout app this afternoon to track my walk that lasted over 19 minutes. I saved the workout and usually the Activity app updates the number of exercise minutes by adding the time from the workout I saved. However, today the Activity app didn't do that and is now telling my my total exercise time is 17 min.

    I've tried rebooting my iPhone and Watch, but nothing changed.

    Anyone else have this happen?
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    Total exercise follows a formula that involves movement + elevated hear rate. I don't think any of us know for sure what that heart rate has to exceed to be considered exercise.

    my buddy and I were throwing a frisbee around downstairs during lunch and it registered 27 minutes of exercise for me. Not sure how it calculates that unless my heart rate was always above 100bpm?
     
  3. natallica thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Gotcha, but if I'm using the Workout app and selecting an exercise shouldn't all that time count as actual exercise? ;-)
     
  4. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    Not if your heart rate wasn't high enough to be considered exercise.
     
  5. natallica thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It was a brisk walk with hills and measuring avg HR = 142 so I find that surprising.
     
  6. Julien macrumors G3

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    While your average was 142 your real time HR must have fallen below Apple's calculation for you of what a brisk walk would equal.
     

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