The difference between 'midnight' and 'when my day ends'

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  1. GaryNoine, Aug 26, 2015
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    This might have been addressed and/or be really obvious; if so, I apologize.

    For the Activity thing with the rings, is there a way to adjust it so it doesn't reset/start a new day at exactly midnight? I'm still moving around a lot after midnight and I'd like that activity to count for the same day I woke up. Again this might be really trivial, but is there a way to manually start a day with Activity if your day ends after midnight? Thanks in advance
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    It would be good seeing as my day starts at 1600 when I get up and finishes at 0900.
     
  3. Enygmatic macrumors 6502a

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    I'd like to see this option as well, although I no longer work shifts on a unit. It would come in handy for certain exercises. Technically, though, you're still likely awake and active for similar amounts of time during a 24-hr period. Seems like an easy option for Apple to add in Settings.
     
  4. Nell macrumors regular

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    I can understand why you'd like it and agree it should be an option. I quite like getting a head start on the day though. I went to bed last night with half today's exercise minutes in the bag; I'm sure I'll still clock up more than 30 minutes during the day today but am pleased I don't necessarily need to.
     
  5. Rok73, Aug 27, 2015
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    The health and workout functions are based on calendar days. I can't imagine there is any other device out there that doesn't follow the rules of the gregorian calendar.

    Not important maybe but also, if every watch had different definitions for when a whole day starts & ends there would be no comparability between different watches/people. On top of that, how would that be pictured in the calendar?

    EDIT:

    Another thing is, no matter to which time you change the start/end setting of a 'workout' day, the daily results for you would still be exactly the same, within a 24 hour frame.
     
  6. Enygmatic macrumors 6502a

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    Well, the iPhone, for one... which the Watch gets its info from. The system calendar is selectable in Settings. These are global devices, remember.
     
  7. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    Excuse me, what do you mean? I dunno if I understand you quite right but I think we're talking about different things.
     
  8. Enygmatic macrumors 6502a

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    You said that there aren't any devices that don't follow the Gregorian calendar rules; I'm saying that the iPhone is one such device, if you change the actual system calendar (not calendar app) under Settings>General>Language & Region> Calendar - which should translate to any connected Watch, no?

    We may be talking about different things - apologies, if so.
     
  9. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    We are. How big is the chance that OP wants to use a 'Japanese' or 'Buddhistic' calendar? Gregorian is the way to go in 99% of places on earth, buddy. Haha, sorry but your comment made me laugh.
     
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    Oh I don't doubt it, guy... just saying that that was there. I agree about the 24-hr period; should still equal out.
     
  11. GaryNoine thread starter macrumors member

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    Basically what I mean is say I wake up at 7:00am on the 1st, and go to bed at 11:00pm on the first, that's fine. However what if on the 2nd I wake up at 7:00am and don't sleep till 3:00am? That's three additional hours of activity added on the 3rd. Say I sleep early on the 3rd, then I have the three additional hours on there from the day before.

    Again this is a major 'first world problem', but it doesn't seem like it's hard to make it where you can end your "day" on the next calendar day and have it still count for the previous day
     
  12. Enygmatic macrumors 6502a

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    If you wake up at 0700, get all your stuff in before midnight, basically. Anything counted from that 0000-0300 will just be an extra-early start on the following day. Happens to me every weekend. Not losing any time; wake up at 1000 and already have 3 standing hours completed. I get what you're saying, but yeah... doubt that's high on anyone's list at Apple.
     
  13. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    If you don't have to wake up until 0700, I want your job.

    No, never mind -- because I think I prefer getting to work before rush hour kicks in. ;)
     
  14. HopefulHumanist macrumors 6502a

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    I think using calendar days is the only way to offer comparison between all users. You would still do your workout whenever you had time and it would be the same for every day. So say, you wake at 7 pm, but do your workouts at 3 am; you would wake at 7pm with the workout from 3 am. Same number of minutes, just at a different hour.
     

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