What is your Move goal?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ipaine, May 30, 2015.

  1. ipaine macrumors member

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    I've been at 500 for the past two weeks. Considering upping but want to make it realistic. I often find myself extending my workout to ensure I hit it - definitely having a positive effect.
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Then it sounds like it is just right. That is unless you want an ever move "positive effect".
     
  3. TheColtr macrumors regular

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    Mines at 800, but I usually go past it since I work out quite a bit.
     
  4. Julien macrumors G3

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    Move goals and calories are relative to each individual. A 350kcal Move goal would be a bigger challenge to 100lb 60 year old female than a 500kcal Move goal to a 250lb 20 year old male. Unless you are comparing to someone with the same sex, weight, hight and age (and we are still leaving out other metrics that I have apple will add like fitness level and body fat ratio) as you then it is mostly meaningless to just compare Move goals as absolute numbers.
     
  5. T-Will macrumors 6502a

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    I've had my Watch suggest a new Move goal at the beginning of the week, if the actual Move average was higher than the previous goal.
     
  6. lunaoso macrumors 65816

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    Mines at 450, which even then I don't hit very often, because I can't wear it at work, which is where I would burn a lot of calories (I'm on my feet moving around all day).
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Why can't you wear at work?
     
  8. Fwingonga macrumors member

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    My problem with the Move goal is that I very easily close the circle (and go well past it) on days when I go to the gym (usually 4 or 5 days a week) but can sometimes have difficulty closing it on non-gym days. So it's hard to set a realistic calorie goal when I have 2 or 3 days of non-sporting activity per week...
     
  9. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    Mine is at 750 calories/day. I only achieve this the days I workout though, every other day it falls short.
     
  10. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    It seems to go up every week. I started off with 350. Last week, I had it set to 500, then it suggested 560 for me on Monday so that's my current goal this week. I do seem to hit it every week, since I work out around 45 minutes using the work's gym.

    But I do fall short on the weekends. As you can see, I missed it on the memorial day too: :eek:
     

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  11. HopefulHumanist macrumors 6502a

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    Same. It's been tough for me this week; forcing me to do mini workouts at home after already working out at the gym lol. But the pay off is sweet, I have almost four full weeks of full rings!

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    I lost data from April 24 to May 2 because I wiped my phone and set it up from scratch not knowing it would wipe the watch so I won't be able to get the award for the full month of May :( haha
     
  12. lunaoso macrumors 65816

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    Company policy. I work at dunkin donuts, and they're very strict with the dress code. Kinda dumb in my opinion, but oh well. The most jewelry we can wear is a small ring (wedding band, etc).
     
  13. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    Mine is at 500 and will forever stay at 500. The watch doesn't even register half of the stuff I do.

    I'm usually at my goal by the end of my workout but I'm sure I there are plenty of calories it doesn't catch from my weight training. 500 is plenty.
     
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Guess they have to have rules or someone will surely abuse it.
     
  15. foxkoneko macrumors 6502

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    Mines 440 though it's just a place holder for days I don't work out. Gym days get me over 1k
     
  16. Packfan99 macrumors member

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    I'm 59 and I've upped it to 800. I'm usually at around 1000-1100 on days I work out. Usually always make it, but have to work at it. Looking at my Health app on my phone, it's amazing what a big change I've made since I got my watch. My daily average steps has increased by about 4,000 steps a day. It's a great motivator!
     
  17. jannette macrumors 6502

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    I am a 69 year old woman. I do not work out but I am active all day. I weigh 100 lbs and the watch set my target at 170. I easily exceed this each day and have now set it to 400.
    So, as another poster said, I think it depends on your age etc.
    I love my Watch....I think most people think I am too old to have one, but I am young at heart!
     
  18. paulisme macrumors 6502

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    Man, I feel like a slob. Mine's at 250 and I hit it about 3 times a week.
     
  19. ssls6 macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is at 800 cals and in one more day I'll have a perfect month:cool:
     
  20. Packfan99 macrumors member

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    I also have 2 large dogs, a Bernese Mountain Dog and a great Heinz rescue which tend to keep me moving quite a bit.
     
  21. ihatephish macrumors regular

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    Interesting. I just noticed my step count has also drastically improved since getting the watch compared to when I started using a fitbit in December.
     
  22. ihatephish macrumors regular

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    Ps: the ONLY thing I'm upset about regarding the watch is not being able to set one of the rings to "steps". I'd really much prefer that metric at a glance than caloric/standing info.
     
  23. lunaoso macrumors 65816

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    I think that one is more of a sanitary one. I mean I'm not against rules, just some seem kind of silly. Oh well, I get a check every week and thats what matters the most. ;)
     
  24. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    1,000, but I've been going a couple hundred above that. It'll probably recommend a new goal.
     

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