I get my weekly activity summary but my Recommended Move Goal no longer changes/updates?

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  1. wineandcarbs macrumors 6502a

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    For the past few weeks I've been getting my weekly activity summary on Mondays but the recommended smart move goal doesn't change regardless of how I did the previous week. If I met/exceeded my goal every day, it remains the same. If I don't meet it on some days, it remains the same. I realize I can manually set my goal but I liked the smart goal recommendations. Has anyone experienced this and found a fix?

    I'm using watchOS 3.2 and an iPhone 6 Plus on 3.1.3.

    TIA!
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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  3. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Most the time mine remains the same because I'm only averaging a little more than the goal. But occasionally I will get a new suggested move goal. I have yet to figure out what the requirement is though.
     
  4. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    You could also set it manually in the activity app.
     
  5. wineandcarbs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, I wonder what the algorithm used is. Perhaps the past few weeks my recommended move goal has remained the same because my average isn't above or below the goal enough for it to change based on the requirement/algorithm used to determine the move goal.

    Out of curiosity, approximately how much higher than your move goal are you when it remains the same/
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    Yeah, I do get a recommended move goal, it just hasn't been changing from week to week regardless of how I did the past week for whatever reason. I wasn't sure if this was a glitch.
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    True. I do like the recommended goals, though!
     
  6. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    My move goal this week was 450. I averaged 493 calories per day, it did not suggest a new move goal.

    Last week, my goal was 450, I averaged 521 a day, it suggested 490 as my move goal.
     
  7. ahostmadsen macrumors 6502a

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    I also wonder how it works. My move goal was 580, and I met that 4 out of 7 days. Then the watch suggested 390, which seems a steep drop.
     
  8. SDColorado macrumors 65816

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    I don't get how it works either. I have exceeded the goal for 40 days and counting, often more than doubling the goal and a couple of times tripling it, but it the goal has not changed at all as a result.

    I realize I can manually set it to something closer to my average, but not sure why it isn't moving on its own.
     
  9. wineandcarbs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you all! I wish I knew a bit more about what the algorithm/requirement is used to determine the recommend move goal. While I'm aware we can manually adjust it, I really liked the smart recommendations and wasn't sure if there was some kind of glitch on my end. I guess I'm just not meeting whatever is required to prompt a move goal change.

    Thanks for the input, everyone. Most appreciated.
     
  10. SDColorado macrumors 65816

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    I am not sure if you aren't meeting it, if it is has a glitch. According to this article, "The Activity app on your Apple Watch suggests new 'Move goals' each week, based on how many calories you burned the previous week." That doesn't appear to be happening. But granted the article is 2 years old, so maybe it has changed.

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.cult...eep-up-with-the-apple-watch-activity-app/amp/
     

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