I need to finish my Move Ring for the day...any ideas?

Honey Badger

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Im seeing a pattern here. I always easily complete my Stand and Exercise Rings, but sometimes at the end of the day I still haven't completed my Move Ring. Like tonight, I walked 5 miles today and still have 170 calories to go to complete my Move Ring. I really don't understand how these rings calculate their data. Anyway, so what I have been doing is walking back and forth down my hallway just before I go to bed until I reach my goal and the move ring is complete. It is getting boring walking up and down the hallway! lol

Anybody have any creative ideas to complete my Move Ring late at night that aren't X-rated? lol
 
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ardchoille50

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Walk around the block during the day? Or, to alleviate boredom while walking up and down your hallway, play some music on your iPhone through the earbuds. I use my iPad to watch movies/television or read a book in the Kindle app while walking in the house or around my yard.
 
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Walk around the block during the day? Or, to alleviate boredom while walking up and down your hallway, play some music on your iPhone through the earbuds. I use my iPad to watch movies/television or read a book in the Kindle app while walking in the house or around my yard.
Some good why didnt I think of that ideas....thanks! Think I will walk up and down the hallway with my Kindle. :)
 
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If you really just want to close your move ring (and don't care how you did it), you can just adjust your move goal for the day.

Force touch when on the Move face and then adjust your goal. You can adjust it back to your normal goal tomorrow.
 

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If you really just want to close your move ring (and don't care how you did it), you can just adjust your move goal for the day.

Force touch when on the Move face and then adjust your goal. You can adjust it back to your normal goal tomorrow.
LOL, now that would be cheating. ;)
 
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anez

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You walked five miles and still have over 150 to go!? How high is your goal?

I mostly use the exercise bike to close mine when it needs a little push, but that's not for everyone. Are you using "indoor walk" while patrolling your hall? I think it makes the calories tick by faster.
 

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You walked five miles and still have over 150 to go!? How high is your goal?

I mostly use the exercise bike to close mine when it needs a little push, but that's not for everyone. Are you using "indoor walk" while patrolling your hall? I think it makes the calories tick by faster.
Yes, I know, I can't believe it either. I walk 5 miles every day in 1 hour and 10 minutes. I would think that would close every ring. My exercise ring is regularly completed and then some, but not the move ring. The goal for the move ring is set at 810 calories.

I like your idea of setting an "indoor walk" workout and maybe I will get on my exercise bike...I also have a treadmill...I guess I should just look at completing the ring at night as another workout rather than just trying to move around to burn calories...thanks for the ideas!
 
I know you're looking for activity suggestions, but my honest suggestion would be simply to reduce your overall move goal. 810 is pretty high. I had mine really high initially (I think it was 960) but right now it's settled down to 600. You want it to be high enough to motivate you but also low enough to be achievable. Some days I hit 1200+, but on my less active days I don't want to be stuck with needing over 300 more calories. It can be pretty disheartening and start to feel like a chore. With an office job, 600 is a very reasonable goal for my rest days. You want it to be something you can sustain. Keep that in mind.
 

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I know you're looking for activity suggestions, but my honest suggestion would be simply to reduce your overall move goal. 810 is pretty high. I had mine really high initially (I think it was 960) but right now it's settled down to 600. You want it to be high enough to motivate you but also low enough to be achievable. Some days I hit 1200+, but on my less active days I don't want to be stuck with needing over 300 more calories. It can be pretty disheartening and start to feel like a chore. With an office job, 600 is a very reasonable goal for my rest days. You want it to be something you can sustain. Keep that in mind.
I appreciate your suggestion. The 810 calorie setting was Apple's default setting and I guess I had it in mind that I should stay with Apple 's program with whatever they had in mind for fitness and not change anything, but maybe you're right, perhaps I should manually adjust it to make it suit my needs and avoid frustration.

On another note, I like to workout 6 days a week....do you know if there is a way to let the activity app know that you are taking a day off so that it doesnt affect your overall stats?
 

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You should really just lay in bed and type on your MacBook Air. Or drive somewhere. Somehow these activities are increasing my "Move" ring. I even started taking off my watch when driving today and I STILL somehow added calories to my "Move" ring. I just burned a calorie typing this. I don't get it.
 
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I appreciate your suggestion. The 810 calorie setting was Apple's default setting and I guess I had it in mind that I should stay with Apple 's program with whatever they had in mind for fitness and not change anything, but maybe you're right, perhaps I should manually adjust it to make it suit my needs and avoid frustration.

On another note, I like to workout 6 days a week....do you know if there is a way to let the activity app know that you are taking a day off so that it doesnt affect your overall stats?
Damn, they gave me a 60o goal, guess I am a fata-s. Now just move to hit your goal!!
 
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Yes, I know, I can't believe it either. I walk 5 miles every day in 1 hour and 10 minutes. I would think that would close every ring. My exercise ring is regularly completed and then some, but not the move ring. The goal for the move ring is set at 810 calories.

I like your idea of setting an "indoor walk" workout and maybe I will get on my exercise bike...I also have a treadmill...I guess I should just look at completing the ring at night as another workout rather than just trying to move around to burn calories...thanks for the ideas!
810 is very high for a daily goal without including workouts. The highest I've ever got was around 590, and that was after a long walk and fort minutes on the exercise bike. (I am pretty little, so perhaps that needs to be taken into account.)

Unfortunately, I think the only way to adjust your goal for workout/non-workout days is to adjust the goal daily to whatever you feel it should be.

I find the bike a lot better than the treadmill-- less boring, and also a lot quieter for use late in the evenings! That way you won't be bothering family members or neighbors who are trying to sleep or watch TV on low volume. I think overall, the Move goal is supposed to be able to be completed with your daily exercise + general moving around, but this isn't always possible if you have to spend a lot of time at a desk during the day and then low-impact family time after.

If you're finding that it's late in the evening and you're struggling to close it, I think you will need to either introduce another workout to your daily routine or adjust your goal downwards. For me, all it takes is 15 minutes on the bike to get about 30% of my Move goal for the day. To fill the same third of the ring with just walking around would take me nearly an hour.

If you want to keep your goal high, you'll almost certainly have to incorporate another daily workout, unfortunately.
 
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Im seeing a pattern here. I always easily complete my Stand and Exercise Rings, but sometimes at the end of the day I still haven't completed my Move Ring. Like tonight, I walked 5 miles today and still have 170 calories to go to complete my Move Ring. I really don't understand how these rings calculate their data. Anyway, so what I have been doing is walking back and forth down my hallway just before I go to bed until I reach my goal and the move ring is complete. It is getting boring walking up and down the hallway! lol

Anybody have any creative ideas to complete my Move Ring late at night that aren't X-rated? lol
Yesterday I did 10 minutes running on the spot to complete my exercise ring - maybe that would work for the move goal too?
 

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You should really just lay in bed and type on your MacBook Air. Or drive somewhere. Somehow these activities are increasing my "Move" ring. I even started taking off my watch when driving today and I STILL somehow added calories to my "Move" ring. I just burned a calorie typing this. I don't get it.
You do not need to be doing a workout to burn calories. You burn them while sleeping. Increasing HR and moving will do it faster but just maintaining body temp and cognitive processes use to most energy in a 24 hour period.
 

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You do not need to be doing a workout to burn calories. You burn them while sleeping. Increasing HR and moving will do it faster but just maintaining body temp and cognitive processes use to most energy in a 24 hour period.
That is Resting (Basal Metabolic Rate) calories and doesn't count or contribute to the Move ring. In order to effect Move you must be burning calories above your BMR.
 

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You do realise that if you don't make your goals by the end of the week the watch will suggest a new goal it thinks you can achieve based on your previous week.

My goal was set a bit high and I only achieved it 3 times that week so the watch recommended me a new lower goal. Personally I say just go about your normal business, don't feel like you HAVE to complete the goals. You will just get bored (like you have done already) and disheartened.

Let the watch suggest a new goal for you after just doing your normal routine for a week. The goal it suggests isn't so low that you can do it while sleeping, but also not so high that you have the problem you do now.
 

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LOL, now that would be cheating. ;)
It's not 'cheating' since it is user configurable. Cheating is when you use the Other Workout to get Exercise time when you are not exercising or waving your arm around while sitting in a chair to get a Stand credit.:eek:

You could set your Move to 400kcal and your personal goal would be to lap it at least once (you will also get an 200% Achievement award every time).:cool:
 

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That is Resting (Basal Metabolic Rate) calories and doesn't count or contribute to the Move ring. In order to effect Move you must be burning calories above your BMR.
Then why ar calories added when just sitting in a chair. Total calories used includes all of your calories not just in excercise or it should.
 

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Then why ar calories added when just sitting in a chair. Total calories used includes all of your calories not just in excercise or it should.
EDIT: Total calories is Resting and Active calories combined and only Active calories count towards Move. /EDIT You will get a few Active calories added when sitting for 2 main reasons.

1) True resting (BMR) requires you to lie down and minimal movement. Sitting up requires a larger amount of core stabilization and a higher blood pressure to send blood 'up' to the brain.

2) It is only a watch and can't possibly be medically accurate, so there much is room for errors.
 
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EDIT: Total calories is Resting and Active calories combined and only Active calories count towards Move. /EDIT You will get a few Active calories added when sitting for 2 main reasons.

1) True resting (BMR) requires you to lie down and minimal movement. Sitting up requires a larger amount of core stabilization and a higher blood pressure to send blood 'up' to the brain.

2) It is only a watch and can't possibly be medically accurate, so there much is room for errors.
If you say so:p
 

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Want to hit your Move goal? Just go for a drive!

Just spent 3 hours in the car sitting on my ass and I've hit my Move goal with 342 calories registered!!

I really thought Apple Watch would be smart enough, especially when paired with an iPhone to work out that if I'm doing 70mph then I'm likely to be driving and hence not count Move calories. Even my old Nike Fuelband and Misfit were better at detecting and ignoring driving or sitting on a train and not counting as activity!! Hoping a software update will improve things but as it stand it's a bit of a joke!!
 

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You do realise that if you don't make your goals by the end of the week the watch will suggest a new goal it thinks you can achieve based on your previous week.

My goal was set a bit high and I only achieved it 3 times that week so the watch recommended me a new lower goal. Personally I say just go about your normal business, don't feel like you HAVE to complete the goals. You will just get bored (like you have done already) and disheartened.

Let the watch suggest a new goal for you after just doing your normal routine for a week. The goal it suggests isn't so low that you can do it while sleeping, but also not so high that you have the problem you do now.
I like your suggestion and I will use it, thanks! I understood that there is a summary or something every Monday in Activity so this must be what you are talking about. I received my watch on Tuesday, June 2nd so I have yet to experience that. I'll see what happens tomorrow. :)
 

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I like your suggestion and I will use it, thanks! I understood that there is a summary or something every Monday in Activity so this must be what you are talking about. I received my watch on Tuesday, June 2nd so I have yet to experience that. I'll see what happens tomorrow. :)
It might only be after you complete a full week. I recieved my watch on a Thursday and I never got a new goal suggestion/summary until 10 days later, after I completed a full week. So you might need to wait another week.

Just keep that in mind.
 
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