Which ring is the hardest for you?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by profmatt, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. profmatt macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2015
    One of the things I've always liked about the AW are the three exercise rings. I'm finding the hardest one to fill each day is the stand-up one. I certainly find the whole thing very motivating. I'm not super-clear on what qualifies for the stand-up one: it's certainly more than merely standing up, it seems like you have to at least wander around for a while swinging your arms!
  2. macdudesir macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2011
    Blacksburg, VA
    I have actually always filled the stand ring. Haven't missed that at all. (Actually the other day, it said "Stand 18/12 hours" I was like dang . I only had two "idle hours." I find the exercise one hardest to fill. It's the only one for me that really takes deliberate action to fill. (Although it just raised my calorie goal so that may take more now too.). I love the rings. My OCD doesn't want to let me let any of the rings go unfilled, so I find myself running at 9pm just to fill the rest of that green ring. Lol!
  3. mariotr87 macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2011
    The "problem" with the stand ring is that you can't make up in the evening for a whole day lying on the coach. However this is the point, it forces you to move your ass relatively frequently if you want to fill the ring.

    Since I have a desk job, I do find this ring a bit hard some days, but I think it's a fantastic feature.
  4. grenhall macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2011
    You have to walk around for a minute. Standing up is by far the easiest to complete for me. Exercise and Move are harder. But I've set my move-goal to about 750kcal so I need to exercise for about 1 1/2 hour for it to complete.
  5. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
    Exercise i only get half of the rings. Calories set at 310.
  6. skyking517 macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2010
    Orlando, FL
    Is there a way to change the goals? I have been trying to find it, but cant seem to. Thanks!
  7. russkn87 macrumors regular


    Apr 24, 2015
    Kent, UK
    Force touch to change the goal within the Activity app.
  8. CellXor10 macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2015
    Connecticut, USA

    And you can only change your calorie target goal; Exercise and Stand as of now cannot be changed from 30 min and 12 hours respectively.
  9. anez macrumors 6502


    Jun 7, 2011
    It varies from day to day for me. I set my Move goal too high once or twice and had a hard time hitting it, so readjusted downwards and then had no trouble. On very sedentary days where I didn't leave the house, I've had to make an effort to fill the Exercise ring, though on average it's probably the easiest to fill. I'm a super fast walker, so even an hour's worth of running errands tends to fill my Exercise one.

    The Stand one is definitely the easiest to miss, though-- all it takes is to sleep for 13 hours and there's nothing at all you can do in the remaining 11 to check off that day! If you had trouble with with Move or Exercise on a given day, you can fill them up fairly quickly with a brisk walk or bike ride, but once you miss 13 hours on the Stand goal, you're toast. I have a pretty terrible sleep schedule, so it's not unusual for me to be up for over 24 hours, then crash for 15 or 16 hours afterwards. This really messes up my Stand activity, though, so I've been trying not to do that since I got the Watch! I think my current Stand record is 22 or 23 hours.

    It's almost 4pm here in Ireland. This morning I got up early, then went to the mall to get groceries, and I'm now at 310/300 Move, 26/30 Exercise, and 11/12 Stand. To be honest, with the exception of oversleeping for the Stand one, I don't struggle to fill my circles. Only on very lazy days do I find it difficult, though I think my Move goal is a lot lower than other people's!
  10. sb22 macrumors 6502


    Aug 14, 2012
    It's the move one for me, although i refuse to wear my watch when i workout (I do something that can likely scratch the hell out of it) and that would no doubt take me over the lines.

    My exersise one is the easiest
  11. nasa25 macrumors 65816

    Apr 11, 2010
    From hardest to easiest

  12. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Los Angeles
    The exercise ring for me. I learned by swinging my arms when I jog or walk fast generates exercise whereas before it did not. The other 2 rings I can pretty much fill with not too much effort. Move goal = 500 but I go over that usually.
  13. jtrue28 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2015
    Lexington, KY
    Move sucks. "Active" calories is set at 600. I work in an office, so there's never a point where that will be more than 100 by the time I get home. Is what it is, I guess.

    Exercise is easy if you use the "running man icon" on the watch. If you are exercising for more than 30 minutes...it fills up quickly.

    Stand is by far the easiest. Not sure I have missed a day of completing that 100%.
  14. laurenashley macrumors regular


    Jun 24, 2013
    Bloomington, IN
    Exercise is the hardest for me because I can't exercise everyday being a full-time student and working! I only get it when I actually work out, sometimes if I am in a rush to get to class on time lol. I'm thinking of starting an outdoor walk on the workout app when I am going to class and maybe that'll help me out!

    My move goal is pretty low but that's okay because I'm consistently hitting it so I definitely think I will be able to see progress eventually. I'm pretty much starting my weight loss journey so it's a nice goal to see hit everyday.

    Standing is the easiest but it's frustrating when I get up to do something and the watch didn't recognize my standing so I miss a whole hour.
  15. matty.p macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    Portland, OR
    I work in an office and I'm usually at like 500 - 600 active calories by the end of the day. Just depends on the job I guess? I also walk on both of my breaks and my lunch so that helps a lot.
  16. bangers macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2015
    Phoenix, AZ
    The Stand goal I have always hit. Not a problem.

    The Exercise goal I usually hit, but not always. Its five minutes to walk from where my parking space is to where I sit, so just that covers a third of the goal.

    The Move goal I have never hit. I'm so bad at that the app has reduced my goal down to 210 calories(!). I havent been to the gym since I got the watch last week though, so that should bring that back up a bit, I hope.
  17. srshaw macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2011
    Move for me. I think the calories are set to 640. I never get halfway. One of the reasons is when I go running, I usually wear one of my Polar or Garmin watches. These actually sync nicely to Apple Health and the steps and active calories update in Apple Health, but don't come across to the watch so doesn't shift the move or exercise rings. It would be nice if they did but I'm not too worried.

    As a teacher the standing is easy, normally get 14 or 15 Hours.
  18. Johnno87 macrumors member

    May 29, 2015
    Today my red rings fills muchs faster. Already 360 cal with only 999 steps (0,99 km).
    yesterday I had 4,5 km and only had 514 cal over the whole day....
  19. bevsb2 macrumors 68000

    Nov 23, 2012
    The Move goal set at 500 is the hardest for me to reach. Last night I was walking in circles in the basement to get the last 50 as it was raining outside.
  20. Apples n' Stone macrumors 65816

    Apples n' Stone

    Apr 13, 2015
    Maidstone, U.K
    I would say the ring in the middle of a donut is the hardest, bit of an emotional rollercoaster there. But due to exams my stand goal has slipped. Upsetting.
  21. chadsteruw macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    Stand just requires you to stand and move around for at least a minute each hour. I find that the Watch will remind you to stand when there's 10 minutes left in the hour and you haven't stood up.

    For me, stand is the easiest to fill. It even on a 11 hour flight from Paris to LAX, I stood up every hour to make sure to hit my goal, luckily I was on an aisle.

    The exercise ring is the toughest for me, since it requires exercise. (go figure) but the rings are motivating me for sure.
  22. CellXor10 macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2015
    Connecticut, USA
    Yeah same here- I work in an office/desk job and am usually right around those active cal numbers as well by the end of the work day. I'll say two points about myself, the first that kinda has me surprised by some of the responses here for numbers sounding low - really don't mean to sound douchey or Headier-Than-Thou, I swear- and the second maybe swings the other way and explains why I regularly hit higher numbers relative to some I'm seeing here.

    1) I don't "workout" - don't go to a gym don't belong to a gym, the only "workouts" I've done with my Watch have been walks outside or hikes if I go to the park. And I haven't missed a single ring since I got the Watch on May 1st- so the surprising part is that I have it set to 650 active cals a day

    2) While I don't "workout" I do a lot of walking. I've never been able to sit at work for hours on end without having a minute or two jumping out of my seat and cruising around the office/halls every hour or so. So I always knew that the stand ring would be easy as I haven't changed a thing from my work day that I hadn't already been doing for years.
  23. acctman macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2012
    calories. My ring is set at 1020 ... i usually hit 700-900cals on weekdays and easily hit 1020 - 1500+ on weekends. I have a lot more time to workout on weekends.
  24. InAustralia macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2013
    Sydney, Australia
    The Move ring is the hardest for me. Mine is set at 800 and I work in an office. Whilst I find I can hit the goal fairly consistently, there is usually 1 day of the week where it's a struggle.

    I find the Exercise and Stand rings easy to fill. My morning cross trainer session always takes care of Exercise for me.

    With Stand, I find I am up and down enough from my computer and desk so that the Stand goal is always met too. Most work days I usually get a stand credit for each hour I am awake. The problem is the weekend for the Stand goal.
  25. Rok73 macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2015
    Planet Earth
    The stand ring is sometimes hard to fill. Yesterday I was riding my mountain bike for at least an hour at a quite high speed (I can't go slowly when I bike) and still only had 8 stand hours because I was resting the rest of the day playing PS4 on the couch.

    It's a bit annoying given I easily reached my other two goals and surely had enough workout yesterday.

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