Manually Add Activity to Apple Watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ckurt25, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. ckurt25 macrumors 6502a

    ckurt25

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    I know this has been asked before, but it's been months and I didn't want to revive an old thread. I'm looking for a solution to add an activity so that it's reflected in my move and exercise rings. There are some activities where you can't wear your watch, like playing volleyball or basketball. I'm looking for a solution, either through a third party app or adding it to the Health App on my iPhone, but that doesn't seem to work. I saw an app that might work but a couple reviews say it zeros out all your other activity for the day, including standing. This wouldn't the worst thing in the world IF first thing in the morning I can add the other activity, that I know I'll be doing later in the day, and then have any other activity that's recorded throughout the day added to that. Before I spend a few bucks on the app I'd like to know if there are any other options.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    You can't manually add to the Activity app. Also the Health App reads data from the Activity App but doesn't write data (except for your personal info) into the Activity App. Any 3ed party app would have to be an :apple:Watch app and likely could only write data to the Activity App that it actually recorded using the :apple:Watch sensors.
     
  3. ckurt25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ckurt25

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    I wasn't looking to add it to the activity app, I said health app because I knew you couldn't add it to that. I did say add activity so maybe that is where you got confused. When you tap your rings (assuming they're a complication on your watch), it says Activity and then has Move, Exercise and Stand under it. I was just using the generic term.

    After playing around for a while I did find a way to do it and it works great. I was trying it add it in the wrong spot. On your iPhone > Health App > Activity > Workouts > Hit the + in the upper right and enter the data: Type of Activity, Calories Burned (you have to calculate / guess) Distance (if applicable), start time and end time.

    If you screw something up and need to delete it, delete the workout AND the exercise minutes from the health app.
     
  4. Julien macrumors G3

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    Actually I was more WRONG than that. I was under the impression that you could not add to the Activity App on the :apple:Watch by manualy adding a Workout to the Health App. I don’t remember being able to add to the Activity App manually (via Health) so this must be new in wOS3 (or could be wrong about that too:eek:) I thought (rightly or wronglyo_O) and remember that adding to Health ONLY added to Health and not back into the Activity App. O’well Crow Pie for dessert tonight.:D
     
  5. Cathy1960 macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to add exercise manually. Which ICON do I start with. I'm trying in the red/green/blue rings and I can't find it. SO new to this and SO much to learn! I walked on the treadmill for 20 min this morning and my watch didn't register it, so I just want to add it.
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    Found it!! Thanks!
     
  6. AlliFlowers Contributor

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  7. Jbestor macrumors newbie

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    When I manually add a workout through the Health App it updates the Exercise ring but not the Move ring in the Activity App. I add in Active Calories when I enter the workout. Anyone have this issue or know why it is not including them in the Move ring?
     

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