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Jason Hensley

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Alright everyone, it’s Halloween Month. I hope your challenges aren’t too... scary! What all do we have this month. Mine is to close all my rings 31 times. Easiest challenge yet!

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Bballrob

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Jul 11, 2017
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Alaska
Mine is to close my move ring 25 times. Should be easy peasy, although it’s starting to get a little cold around here which sometimes keeps me inside a little more and not moving as much. Basketball season also is starting up this month, which will have me out refereeing a couple times a week by mid month.

Last month I hit it 25 times.

I’ve got this.
 
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bonokoot

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Sep 13, 2012
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Do 12 workouts of at least 15min :) Think it might help put into perspective what you set your move goal to be to what monthly challenges you get. I set mine to 240cal.
 
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twinlight

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Sep 4, 2016
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I got close my rings 31 times also!
Last month was hard. Going 548,8 km. Finished it second to last day. My marathon on the 22nd helped me gain almost 50 km in one day!

this month will be easy!
 

jhfenton

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Dec 11, 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
I also received the Close All 3 Rings challenge, but because I had some light days last month before and after my marathon, my target is only 26 days. I completed the same challenge in August, but it was 31 days. I should hit 31 days again. I have no major races this month to taper for or recover from, only a midweek 5K.

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jbachandouris

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Aug 18, 2009
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Upstate NY
39 exercise minutes per day.

The only challenge to that is convincing my AW5 to even give me CREDIT for exercise minutes.
Example: I walk from the mall parking lot to the door, 2 minutes.
Walking around the mall at the SAME exact pace for almost an hour? ONE minute. So ridiculous.
 

jhfenton

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Dec 11, 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
39 exercise minutes per day.

The only challenge to that is convincing my AW5 to even give me CREDIT for exercise minutes.
Example: I walk from the mall parking lot to the door, 2 minutes.
Walking around the mall at the SAME exact pace for almost an hour? ONE minute. So ridiculous.
Are you starting a walking workout for your mall walking? What does your HR look like during your walk?

I find that my AW4 is unreasonably generous at giving exercise credit. I received 6 minutes of exercise credit this morning, 1 minute for some inexplicable reason--maybe walking downstairs and upstairs this morning at 6 AM--and 5 minutes when I walked to work from my riverfront garage, up 3 large flights of steps and then 2 blocks modestly uphill. My highest recorded HR for the day is 79, recorded during the walk from my car.

I should not have received exercise credit for any of that. Exercise credit should require meeting some sort of HR threshold.
 
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jbachandouris

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Aug 18, 2009
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Are you starting a walking workout for your mall walking? What does your HR look like during your walk?

I find that my AW4 is unreasonably generous at giving exercise credit. I received 6 minutes of exercise credit this morning, 1 minute for some inexplicable reason--maybe walking downstairs and upstairs this morning at 6 AM--and 5 minutes when I walked to work from my riverfront garage, up 3 large flights of steps and then 2 blocks modestly uphill. My highest recorded HR for the day is 79, recorded during the walk from my car.

I should not have received exercise credit for any of that. Exercise credit should require meeting some sort of HR threshold.
Inside walk doesn't do a thing. And again, NO workout selected, yet walking CASUALLY to the door of the mall, 2 active minutes.
Speed walking around the mall? Sometimes ONE minute, sometimes 10 minutes.
Last night, outdoor walk workout selected, 45 minutes to get TEN minutes.

I've had AW since series 0, so I know how it's SUPPOSED to work, but sometimes it just doesn't.

Sorry for the snark, but it's just BS how inconsistent the results of this ring can be...still...
 

sactownbwoy

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Aug 28, 2008
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I have to do 15/15. That's fairly easy considering I workout 5-6 days a week.

Do 12 workouts of at least 15min :) Think it might help put into perspective what you set your move goal to be to what monthly challenges you get. I set mine to 240cal.
 
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jhfenton

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Inside walk doesn't do a thing. And again, NO workout selected, yet walking CASUALLY to the door of the mall, 2 active minutes.
Speed walking around the mall? Sometimes ONE minute, sometimes 10 minutes.
Last night, outdoor walk workout selected, 45 minutes to get TEN minutes.

I've had AW since series 0, so I know how it's SUPPOSED to work, but sometimes it just doesn't.

Sorry for the snark, but it's just BS how inconsistent the results of this ring can be...still...
I wasn't trying to be argumentative. I was curious about the data. I would say that I DON'T know how it's supposed to work, because it's so inconsistent and seemingly arbitrary.

I would prefer that it credit me with no Exercise unless it records a sustained HR over say 110--to pick a number that is low, but that I wouldn't hit without making a specific effort to be exercising. And the Watch should tailor that threshold to what it learns about the wearer. My maxHR is 190. An easy run will average 130-145. (I averaged 161 for my recent marathon.) Cycling is typically a bit lower than running. Rowing usually ranges from 120 to 160. I don't speed walk, but I assume at some intensity that I could get my HR over 110.

I would like the Watch to learn my HR profile as I exercise and calibrate the Exercise credit threshold to reflect that. It clearly doesn't, since I picked up another minute walking to lunch, despite not recording a HR higher than 64. There's some alchemy involving movement in addition to heart rate, and it's problematic.

What did your HR readings look like during your speed walking around the mall? I didn't realize that it didn't automatically grant minute-for-minute Exercise credit during recorded exercise.
 
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yulacu

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Nov 14, 2018
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Mine should be easy. I have to double my move goal three times this month. I do this every time I go to Orange Theory. I just started a competition with a friend, so I have extra motivation to accomplish this goal early on. I also want to get my move trend on the upside since I managed to move the stand trend up last month.
 
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CWallace

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Aug 17, 2007
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A week in hospital last month with a Pulmonary Embolism scuttled my September Challenge (walk 140 miles - I ended up a bit over 100), but it did pay dividends for this month as I only have to close my Exercise Ring 15 times (what I did last month).
 
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hinesmj

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Nov 19, 2015
339
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New York
I have to burn 34,700 calories. 1,082/day. My new years' resolution was to get all 12 awards this year. This is the toughest one yet by far. Not sure how I'm gonna do it.
 
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jbachandouris

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Aug 18, 2009
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I wasn't trying to be argumentative. I was curious about the data. I would say that I DON'T know how it's supposed to work, because it's so inconsistent and seemingly arbitrary.

I would prefer that it credit me with no Exercise unless it records a sustained HR over say 110--to pick a number that is low, but that I wouldn't hit without making a specific effort to be exercising. And the Watch should tailor that threshold to what it learns about the wearer. My maxHR is 190. An easy run will average 130-145. (I averaged 161 for my recent marathon.) Cycling is typically a bit lower than running. Rowing usually ranges from 120 to 160. I don't speed walk, but I assume at some intensity that I could get my HR over 110.

I would like the Watch to learn my HR profile as I exercise and calibrate the Exercise credit threshold to reflect that. It clearly doesn't, since I picked up another minute walking to lunch, despite not recording a HR higher than 64. There's some alchemy involving movement in addition to heart rate, and it's problematic.

What did your HR readings look like during your speed walking around the mall? I didn't realize that it didn't automatically grant minute-for-minute Exercise credit during recorded exercise.
No idea what the heart rate profile was. This was only one example. I've had times where my heart rate should register an exercise minute and it it doesn't and other times it does not. I'm frustrated with the experience, not you.

There is another thread on here somewhere with users experiencing similar issues. At the moment, I have 1 exercise minute and have done nothing but sit around all day. Makes no sense.
 
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