Green exercise ring (LOL)

hologram

macrumors 6502
Original poster
May 12, 2007
466
95
I just spent 30 minutes shoveling snow and ice off my walk and driveway, taking a short break every few minutes to catch my breath. It was hard work! When I got inside, my green ring had generously given me 4 minutes of exercise. I did get around 2000 steps, though.
 
  • Like
Reactions: oeagleo

hologram

macrumors 6502
Original poster
May 12, 2007
466
95
I’m not that motivated. I close my rings every day, but that’s about it.

I was just making a point about the AI.
 

hologram

macrumors 6502
Original poster
May 12, 2007
466
95
My heart rate was up, I can assure you. I’m 70 years old, and shoveling a foot of snow compacted by ice gets my heart beating like sex used to (sigh). That’s why I had to take breaks. No, shoveling snow like this is the hardest thing I do all year.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Ntombi

maflynn

Moderator
Staff member
May 3, 2009
63,831
30,346
Boston
The exercise ring is a joke. I close the ring when I walk from one subway station to another, and then from the final station to the office (and vice versa at the end of the day). I'm not pushing myself, I'm just taking a leasurely walk.

conversely I was at an amusement park this past summer, I set my exercise to walk and spent 8 hours walking (and riding) the rides, yet, it barely registered any exercise.

when I work from home, it has me walking a 1/2 mile even though I'm moving from the bedroom, to my home office, to the kitchen for coffee. I'm not even getting up much but I've clocked in 1/2 mile of walking o_O
 

hologram

macrumors 6502
Original poster
May 12, 2007
466
95
Maybe your watch wasn’t able to pickup your heart rate that well.
Maybe. But I was just outside finishing up, and checking the HR monitor it was up in the 130’s for a little while. Anyway, it doesn’t matter to me as long as it doesn’t miss something like a heart attack. :D
Just pointing out an anomaly, that’s all.
 

musicpenguy

macrumors 68000
Oct 29, 2006
1,575
558
Yea I find that it works well if you use a sports loop that can be pretty tight against your skin.
 

Ghost31

macrumors 68030
Jun 9, 2015
2,566
3,397
My heart rate was up, I can assure you. I’m 70 years old, and shoveling a foot of snow compacted by ice gets my heart beating like sex used to (sigh). That’s why I had to take breaks. No, shoveling snow like this is the hardest thing I do all year.
Haha oh man. This
 
  • Like
Reactions: millerj123

tl01

macrumors 68020
Jun 20, 2010
2,308
606
My heart rate was up, I can assure you. I’m 70 years old, and shoveling a foot of snow compacted by ice gets my heart beating like sex used to (sigh). That’s why I had to take breaks. No, shoveling snow like this is the hardest thing I do all year.
True! While I don’t shovel snow as I don’t live in the snow...I have read that many people have heart attacks from over exertion from shoveling. Be careful!
 

CaptMarvel

macrumors 65816
Sep 20, 2014
1,395
898
North Carolina
That’s crazy, I unload trucks and I get loads of exercise minutes in a three hour span. I never feel like I’m out of breath, but I guess moving back and forth and lifting some heavy boxes is knock off HIIT exercise with some strength training. Haha.
 

ChrisChaval

macrumors 6502a
Aug 30, 2016
542
459
MGTOWn
I just spent 30 minutes shoveling snow and ice off my walk and driveway, taking a short break every few minutes to catch my breath. It was hard work! When I got inside, my green ring had generously given me 4 minutes of exercise. I did get around 2000 steps, though.
I noticed a similar issue when cycling

If a set an outdoor cycling workout prior to getting on the bicycle, the activity is being detected with the green ring closing rapidly

If I do not set any workout, almost no activity is detected not matter how hard I pedal and sweat

Something is off here

ps: during sex, which kind of workout I am supposed to set? is there a Siri command for this?
 

user1234

macrumors 6502a
Mar 3, 2009
604
347
Sweden
I find it hard to get exercise minutes. I took two brisk walks each 15 minutes long yesterday and got about 13 minutes on my ring.

I had to walk around at a fast pace indoors for quite some time to fill my ring that day. And only reason I did that was that I got my watch Friday and wanted to complete all rings to see what it was like.

I though I would easily get my 30 minutes every day but it turns out to be difficult for me