I must Complete The Circles!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by OlavA, May 22, 2015.

  1. OlavA macrumors newbie


    May 8, 2015
    I feel compelled to CTC on the activity app before I take the watch off.

    I put it on early to get a head start and take it off last minute to maximize my circle completion.

    Who else is in the same boat?
  2. Skorpio macrumors 6502


    Apr 16, 2015
    SC USA
  3. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
  4. Fwingonga macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2015
    Paris, France
    Yes, I feel as if something is missing if I have to go to bed with one or more circles open.... Very easy to complete them on days that I go to the gym, but on other days I often resort to walking fast up and down the apartment for a while, or doing some jumping jacks in the kitchen, if the evening is wearing on and those circles still look a bit gappy!
  5. oreo7504 macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2015
    Glad it's not just me! Other half things I've gone crazy, trying to get the circles filled every day.
  6. macduke macrumors G4


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    This is the main reason I ordered the watch: to be reminded to be active. I have a personality tick where I must complete things that aren't full and not break the chain and all that. I'm hoping the Apple Watch will exploit that. Another motivation is that if I don't meet certain fitness goals then my work doesn't compensate me for the watch.
  7. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    I'm very impressed with how well the circles work as a motivator. I've tried a number of times to get myself more active, but usually succumb to the "third-day boredom" syndrome. Not this time! I find myself making one more trip to the store just so I can fill in the circle. I get very happy when I manage to fill in all three circles, and feel sad when I miss one. My mom seems to feel the same way. The big puzzle is how to get the excerise circle to fill -- why does jumping jacks work, but not sweeping the floor?
  8. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    Welcome to my world. I have been obsessively completing "Circles" (completing over 15,000 kcals a month in cardio) for over a decade.

  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    A little off topic but how do I go back and reset the calories on my watch. I set it to 700 calories while setting up the watch, how do I change this to a higher number.
  10. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    Activity App: Force Touch: Change Move Goal
  11. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Thanks, keep forgetting about force touch. Just got my baby yesterday.
  12. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)



    I've been watching my weight and food intake very carefully, but since the arrival of my :apple:Watch, I think pounds are fleeing body. Could it be that once my watch has told me to get up off my lardass that I feel compelled to do some exercises? Why, yes!
  13. Tom G. macrumors 68020

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    I'm looking forward to my watch for just this reason. Also for the stand up reminder.

    If this was the only thing that the watch did it would be worth it, from a health stand point. :)
  14. Vundu macrumors 65816


    Jun 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    Week days is easy. Bike ride to and from work, 3 mile brisk walk at lunch and the gym.

    Weekends I usually have to go for a run in the evenings to finish them.
  15. Kavier macrumors 6502a


    Feb 1, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    Same here! I definitely feel like the watch is making me more active.
  16. nasa25 macrumors 65816

    Apr 11, 2010
    My woman lols at me for running around the house like an idiot to complete my rings.

    Rings ain't gonna fill themselves!
  17. anez macrumors 6502


    Jun 7, 2011
    It has become my latest obsession. I hate it if the day ends with one of them still open! It's happened a few times for me with the Stand ring on days I've been up for 20+ hours the day before and then traveling a lot on the day after (i.e., lots of sleep while not wearing Watch plus lots of time where standing up isn't an option). It's so frustrating! Because of this, I still haven't made a perfect week, but I should get the 7/7 award tomorrow if I behave myself.

    Then again, my mother is obsessed with tracking her steps since she got her $20 pedometer in March, so it's not just a Watch thing. Anything that helps us to be more active is a plus in my book, though.
  18. JPIndustrie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2008
    Queens, NY
    Dang! I changed out the iPhone I originally paired with my watch and now all my tracking is erased.

    But I raised my goal an extra +100 calories so looking forward to finishing those rings! ;):apple:
  19. friedmud macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    Yep - and I'm losing poundage.

    I put on a bit of weight over the winter... so I drew a line in the sand and made a deal with myself to always close my Watch circles and eat a bit less. I bought a Withings wifi scale to keep track of how I'm doing... and after 10 days of tracking I've already lost ~5 pounds. Note: I had the watch for a bit before I got the scale so I probably lost even a little more than this. Note2: I'm a 6' 5" dude in his 30s in case you're trying to judge where I'm at here. Note3: I had a free seafood dinner last night if you're wondering why the last dot went up a bit! ;-)

    Yes: I know the first pounds are the easiest... I don't expect this trend to continue. BUT: I have found it so easy to be motivated every day to make sure to close those rings... and the thought of my morning weigh in has helped to keep my snacking in check.

    All-in-all: I am actually becoming more healthy because of my Apple Watch. I know that's kind of a cheesy thing to say, but it's true!

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  20. ChinaRye macrumors 6502


    Aug 7, 2007
    Washington, DC
    I'm the same way. I was very OCD as a kid and I am slightly today. I need to fill in the circles or I feel like the day is incomplete. This is one of the major reasons why I bought the watch. I will use my own neuroses for my betterment!
  21. ButteryScrollin macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2014


    Do you like the scale? might pick one up. Does it send the weight data to the Health app if the Withings app isn't open?
  22. friedmud, May 23, 2015
    Last edited: May 23, 2015

    friedmud macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    Scale is awesome. I got this one: http://www.amazon.com/Withings-WS-5...32437850&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=Wothings+scale

    But there is a cheaper one too: http://www.amazon.com/Withings-Wire...32437850&sr=8-2-spell&keywords=Wothings+scale

    (The only big difference is that the cheaper one doesn't measure body fat)

    As for apps: the scale is actually more awesome than that. It doesn't actually communicate directly with an app at all. It is WIFI... it sends the measurements to withings.com (and it automatically recognizes WHO in your household is standing on the scale and adds the measurement to their profile).

    So you don't have to have any App open at all... your phone doesn't even have to be around at all. Just hop on the scale and done. Perfect.

    The Withings App is good though. It gets new measurements pushed to it as they come in... and it adds them into the Health app automatically. The Withings App has a good Apple Watch wxtension too: simply reports your progress for the day.

    Everything about Withings is pretty nice. They even already pledged full Homekit support for some of their other products...

    Edit: Just to be clear: The very first time you set up the scale you'll have to connect to it over Bluetooth and use the Withings App. Once you get the scale on wifi everything will be automatic from there and you never need to connect directly to it again. It's just a setup thing (so you can tell it what wifi network to connect to)
  23. OlavA thread starter macrumors newbie


    May 8, 2015
    That's cool. I just bought it!
  24. mostro900 macrumors member

    Nov 14, 2007
    Yeah, I've got the WS30 & the family uses it as well. Between the scale and I had the Withings activity tracker(till it died - used to just shove it in my pocket...unfortunately it went up against the washing machine one day and came off second best...so watch on order...).

    It's very motivational having all the data and the Withings apps also play nicely with the apple Health app, so it's great having it all in one central spot if you want.
    now I just need the watch. It's been difficult to resist replacing the activity tracker once it broke, but figured the watch would just be better all-round.
  25. Mobster1983 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2011
    I thought that was just me. Mine gives me crazy look as I run by her when she is watching TV. :D

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