Workout not counting as active

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  1. matt9013 macrumors 6502

    matt9013

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    I only have 18mins of active minutes out of 30 and 9 of those were from early in the day. I went for a 20min walk and it only gave me 9 active minutes. I thought when I start a workout it gives me all the time. So I should have gotten my 20mins added to my goal.

    2nd day with the AW and it seemed to work that way yesterday.
     
  2. Julien macrumors G4

    Julien

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    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204517

    Walking doesn't = working out unless it is fairly intense.
     
  3. matt9013 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. tromboneaholic macrumors 68020

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    Walk faster and get your heart rate up if you want it to count.
     
  5. Julien macrumors G4

    Julien

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    Unless you are getting your HR up to about 60% or higher of your MHR, it is NOT a workout. Subtract your age from 220 and then multiply by 0.6 and this will give you a general idea of what your HR needs to be at a minimum in order to be considered a 'workout'. You will probably need to elevate it in the 70% or higher range to be effective.
     

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