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1sazim

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I am recovering from Achilles surgery and have been using a rollator (walker) to get around. My problem is that the exercise app is not giving me credit for the exercise I've been doing.

Since I exercised previously, I know what it takes to close my circles, but with my collator, my outdoor walk only closes a fraction of the total expended. Maybe it's because I'm not swinging my arms as I would've, but that can't be avoided.

I thought of the app's different settings, but the closest I get is 'wheelchair' and that's not what I'm using.

Anyone have any suggestions?
 

StumpyBloke

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If you don’t move yours arms its got nothing to go on. You have to walk a minimum certain speed for it to count. I bet you’re not quick enough unfortunately. You may need to stick to the wheelchair one?
 

1sazim

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Thanks! The wheelchair choice says it depends on the distance traveled by pushing the wheelchair. Don't know that that will be different but I'll try.
 

jaybar

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Another option would be to choose the “Other Workout “ and set it for “time”. I had to do this to allow me to walk at my usual pace.
 
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1sazim

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I've used the"other" setting but am not sure what you mean about the time setting.
 

jaybar

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I've used the"other" setting but am not sure what you mean about the time setting.

mid you go to workouts other on the watch, you can choose time. I set mine for 30 minutes when I stationary bike or walk.
 
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