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ipaine

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Apr 21, 2015
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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.
 

Julien

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Jun 30, 2007
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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.

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.
 
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T-Will

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Sep 8, 2008
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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.
 
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lunaoso

macrumors 65816
Sep 22, 2012
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Boston, MA
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).
 
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Fwingonga

macrumors member
Apr 28, 2015
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Paris, France
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...
 
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Watabou

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Feb 10, 2008
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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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HopefulHumanist

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Jan 28, 2015
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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!



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
 
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Blakjack

macrumors 68000
Jun 23, 2009
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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.
 
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foxkoneko

macrumors 6502
Sep 5, 2011
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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
 
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Packfan99

macrumors member
May 5, 2015
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28
Centennial, CO
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!
 
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jannette

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Oct 13, 2011
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Bishop's Stortford
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!
 
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Packfan99

macrumors member
May 5, 2015
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Centennial, CO
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!

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

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Jun 20, 2011
207
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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!

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.
 
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ihatephish

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Jun 20, 2011
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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.
 
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