Indoor running/walking not counted as exercise?

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  1. TouchMint.com macrumors 68000

    TouchMint.com

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    For the past 2-3 weeks or however long I have had my watch ive been running or walking indoor on the treadmill and using the green apple exercise app. The problem is I will do this for anywhere from 40-70 minutes (and it shows when using the app) but when I look at my move goals its only showing up for only about 10-15mins. The calories seem to carry over but thats it. Am I doing something wrong here? And yes I have been outside with it and my phone for 20mins.
     
  2. Phil A. Moderator

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    The exercise activity only goes up if you're moving faster than a "brisk walk" (They don't say what that means), so maybe you're not moving fast enough (or not moving your arms enough)?

    Details here: http://www.apple.com/uk/watch/health-and-fitness/

     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    If I do a 30 minute brisk walk my AW seems to not count it until my HR get elevated past a certain point. It will register about 26 or 27 minutes out of the 30 as exercise.
     
  4. TouchMint.com thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok that makes a little more sense then thanks for the heads up!
     
  5. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    Try the same workout using another setting for workout tupe on the Watch. I've played hockey a few times using "other" and had results in line with what I expected. This week I tried "indoor run" to see how it compared. There was a message about "having your iPhone with you can increase accuracy." The calorie result was very low.

    I think "indoor run" expects an indoor running track and needs the GPS data from the phone to record the workout properly for HR and motion.
     
  6. fischersd macrumors 68040

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    Umm. "indoor run" wouldn't usually benefit from GPS (no line of site to the satellites) :) If anything, all you can get is aGPS from your cell phone or wifi - and that, again, can be severely hampered by the signal strength and availability for the structure that you're in.
     

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