Is this good amount I am working out?

Kangaroos

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Hi, i recently bought my Apple Watch and it is my first ever smart watch I have ever owned. I was wondering if this is a good amount of calories I should set out to burn a day. What are your thoughts, what do you burn?
 

keysofanxiety

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I’m pretty sure you have a sneaking suspicion that’s good.

Yes it’s a very high number. I have my move goal set to 1000 and need to spend at least an hour exercising to guarantee a closed ring, so it’s some motivation when I otherwise would be drinking my evening away.

Judging by the position of your green ring you did nearly 2 hours of exercise. I’m sure you know the answer to your question.
 

Kangaroos

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I’m pretty sure you have a sneaking suspicion that’s good.

Yes it’s a very high number. I have my move goal set to 1000 and need to spend at least an hour exercising to guarantee a closed ring, so it’s some motivation when I otherwise would be drinking my evening away.

Judging by the position of your green ring you did nearly 2 hours of exercise. I’m sure you know the answer to your question.
Yeah but my friends are double more than me and say its crap lol
 

Akrapovic

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My move goal is set at 350. I have a static job. I almost achieve the move goal most days but not quite, unless I go for a lunch time 5k. This 350 setting isn’t a lot however it’s more than the rest of my coworkers and I lost a lot of weight doing this. So basically, it’s all relative. Everyone is different, and 350 allowed me to achieve what I want and more.
 

andyt3

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We just updated to the S4. We both have pretty static jobs where we sit in front of a computer for 9 hours per day. However, every evening we go for at least a one mile walk but have noticed that our exercise ring never moves. I came across this article (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204516) and plan on re-calibrating this afternoon. Hopefully that will make an improvement.

Is it possible that a re-calibration would help? That number seems very high, but then again, I don't really move all that much during my work day.
 

Significant1

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We just updated to the S4. We both have pretty static jobs where we sit in front of a computer for 9 hours per day. However, every evening we go for at least a one mile walk but have noticed that our exercise ring never moves. I came across this article (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204516) and plan on re-calibrating this afternoon. Hopefully that will make an improvement.

Is it possible that a re-calibration would help? That number seems very high, but then again, I don't really move all that much during my work day.
I think it is more likely, that you are not walking brisk enough ==> high enough pulse.

The calibration is more about getting better indoor distance estimates, by doing 20 minutes outdoor walk with gps.
 

tl01

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Depends what you want to do and achieve. If you want to have job and work....or take care of children as I do my my own...then that’s not a good amount to exercise as I wouldn’t be able to do those task. If you can spend all day exercising and your body can it then that’s fine.
 

EdMan

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I’m pretty sure you have a sneaking suspicion that’s good.

Yes it’s a very high number. I have my move goal set to 1000 and need to spend at least an hour exercising to guarantee a closed ring, so it’s some motivation when I otherwise would be drinking my evening away.

Judging by the position of your green ring you did nearly 2 hours of exercise. I’m sure you know the answer to your question.
Yeah but my friends are double more than me and say its crap lol
I honestly don't know that its even necessary to burn that many calories daily (unless you're very overweight) but I guess it all depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Burning over 3000 calories daily would probably leave most people feeling fatigued and pretty hungry but whatever floats your boat. If your friends are doing double that..... I don't know. Seems extreme.
 

Knight3

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I don't even burn a 1/10th of what you did on most weekdays. Weekends is another thing entirely but I only ever managed to burn more than a 1000 calories a day just a handful of times.

Either your Watch is a serious admirer of you or you live in the gym for most part of the day.:p
 

MEJHarrison

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Yeah but my friends are double more than me and say its crap lol
What is your goal for working out? Is it to loose weight? Is it to get more toned? Is it to get healthy? Or is it to impress your friends?

You should set your move goal based on your workout goal. Since it sounds like your goal might be to impress your friends, I suggest going even higher than they do. You should all compete until you're basically spending every waking minute accumulating points and collapsing from exhaustion at the end of the day. If they're still laughing at you or beating you, go even higher. Seems a simple enough equation to me.

As for myself, I've set mine to 650. For me, that's around 5 miles a day and around 10,000 steps, on the average day. I'm happy hitting those goals. Since I'm only competing against myself, I've not had many issue with that system.
 
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ftaok

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That's a lot of calories. I can't even imagine this if it's accurate. Dude rolls out of bed at 7AM. Doesn't start serious activity until 10AM. Then proceeds to burn 3300 calories by 6PM. Cools down and burn 300 more calories before 10PM.

Assuming this dude is about 6 feet tall and about 190 lbs, he's burning another 2000 calories just by breathing.

That's 5800 calories in a day. Michael Phelps would consume 12,000 calories in a day when he's training for the Olympics. This dude's friends must be Olympic level athletes.

Or the AW could be inaccurate.

Or maybe this guy is a guitar player and wearing the AW on his strumming hand.
 
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Kangaroos

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That's a lot of calories. I can't even imagine this if it's accurate. Dude rolls out of bed at 7AM. Doesn't start serious activity until 10AM. Then proceeds to burn 3300 calories by 6PM. Cools down and burn 300 more calories before 10PM.

Assuming this dude is about 6 feet tall and about 190 lbs, he's burning another 2000 calories just by breathing.

That's 5800 calories in a day. Michael Phelps would consume 12,000 calories in a day when he's training for the Olympics. This dude's friends must be Olympic level athletes.

Or the AW could be inaccurate.

Or maybe this guy is a guitar player and wearing the AW on his strumming hand.
I actually am a tennis player, and I train 4-6 hours a day
 

Kangaroos

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There’s your answer. That’s way too little exercise. No wonder your friends are beating you :rolleyes:
Yeah but my other friends say it’s way too much. Just a bit confused on how much a day is right
 

MEJHarrison

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Yeah but my other friends say it’s way too much. Just a bit confused on how much a day is right
We’re among the least qualified people to answer that question. How could we possibly know from a 4-digit number? Find someone with the proper knowledge to answer that. Like a doctor or your coach. This thread is just so pointless.