1. idolw's Avatar
    Hi,

    I've been using my AW Series 2 since October. Since the first day I started to use it, the Exercise ring (green) is very easy to close. I usually am done with it before noon without any workout done. I just prepare and take my kids to school and maybe my moves are faster than normal humans'.
    I thought Apple's machine learning would figure it out and start giving me less credit after a while, but it isn't happening. It is 2:30pm and I have clocked 45 minutes of exercise, although the only active thing I did was take total 15-minute walk to and from the tube.

    Is it normal?

    Thanks
    12-28-2016 07:39 AM
  2. pkcable said: Best Answer

    You should be able to change your goals within the apps on your watch or on your phone. You should dial up your move goal and this will make the rings harder to fill out.
  3. pkcable's Avatar
    You should be able to change your goals within the apps on your watch or on your phone. You should dial up your move goal and this will make the rings harder to fill out.
    12-28-2016 08:20 AM
  4. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    It is based on your heart rate. If you are moving quick enough to elevate your heart rate then the rings will fill in. What does your Red ring look like at the same times that your Green ring is filling? Look at the Activity app on the phone and compare the peaks.
    12-28-2016 08:21 AM
  5. Blackcash's Avatar
    I find just the opposite happening with mine.
    At work, I am moving all the time, even running up and down stairs. By the end of the day, I barley have 15 minutes on the exercise ring.
    The stand ring and the move ring I can usually close.
    12-28-2016 08:31 AM
  6. cheli007's Avatar
    BTW, how many active calories (red ring) do you guys burn a day (not counting tracked excercise?) I have trouble getting to 400 unless I do a workout.
    12-28-2016 12:05 PM
  7. pkcable's Avatar
    450 a day here
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    12-28-2016 02:20 PM
  8. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I keep my setting to 350, but I am almost always over the 700+ mark by the end of the day.
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    12-28-2016 03:55 PM
  9. Damien_Eternal's Avatar
    Usually about 500 for me. Might step it up because it takes nothing for me to fill it.
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    12-28-2016 04:11 PM
  10. idolw's Avatar
    You should be able to change your goals within the apps on your watch or on your phone. You should dial up your move goal and this will make the rings harder to fill out.
    I know that, thank you, but this relates to the Move ring - the external red ring. My enquiry is about the Exercise ring (green one in the middle).

    It is based on your heart rate. If you are moving quick enough to elevate your heart rate then the rings will fill in. What does your Red ring look like at the same times that your Green ring is filling? Look at the Activity app on the phone and compare the peaks.
    So it may be that my heart starts to go faster even during small movements and thus reaches the "brisk walk" territory.

    BTW, how many active calories (red ring) do you guys burn a day (not counting tracked excercise?) I have trouble getting to 400 unless I do a workout.
    I have my daily Move goal at 600 kcal and I complete it everyday without any workout. I plan to move it above 700 after the New Year ;-)
    12-29-2016 04:52 AM
  11. Mac Guy's Avatar
    I need to analyze my daily walk to McDonald's in preparation for the Apple Watch New Year's Day Challenge. Fortunately we get the whole month to do a qualifying week.
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    12-29-2016 12:47 PM
  12. sgchick's Avatar
    Just bought my Apple watch on New Years Eve. I have a pretty physical job, Courier for Fedex, and thought I'd start out with a large goal...650. lol...I close the blue and green circles every day, but have not closed the reed...only about 350 the last two days.I have not started my workouts again since our busy season as I'm too burnt. I'm going to lower my goal to 400 for now... :-).....starting my workouts again next week...Hopefully I can close the red circle then and start moving my goal up again. Absolutely LOVE this watch!
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    01-05-2017 05:57 AM
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    01-10-2017 09:08 AM
  14. Mac Guy's Avatar
    I thought I'd start out with a low number—350, since I had no idea what a good number would be. My two-mile semi-brisk walks give me 1600± every time. Three miles bumps it up even more.

    I think a big part of this is keeping your heart rate up will little to no rest. Some people might even have a working heart rate that close to others' resting rate. That might make it tougher on healthier people.
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    01-10-2017 04:33 PM
  15. tcuprof's Avatar
    It is based on your heart rate. If you are moving quick enough to elevate your heart rate then the rings will fill in. What does your Red ring look like at the same times that your Green ring is filling? Look at the Activity app on the phone and compare the peaks.
    This! How ambitious your Move goal depends on your resting heart rate and how fit you are. Exercise with a partner and you might be amazed at the difference in how the rings move. I've run with people who get twice the calories I get for the same run.
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    01-11-2017 01:53 PM
  16. awdftw420's Avatar
    Do you use a third party heart rate app? I use Cardiogram, and it has an option to actively track HR. I accidentally started this when I got up without realizing and about an hour later I got a notification that my Exercise goal had been met - 56min, and also my Stand ring showed 2h! I had only been up an hour, having laid in bed an hour before that reading with my watch on.

    When I start an active HR track on Cardiogram it also shows the 'workout' icon - so I believe Apple Watch sees it as 'Other' workout, which counts toward the rings.
    01-16-2017 12:47 PM
  17. StraightlineBoy's Avatar
    I thought I'd start out with a low number—350, since I had no idea what a good number would be. My two-mile semi-brisk walks give me 1600± every time. Three miles bumps it up even more.

    I think a big part of this is keeping your heart rate up will little to no rest. Some people might even have a working heart rate that close to others' resting rate. That might make it tougher on healthier people.
    I'm hoping I've misunderstood something in this post...are you saying that you've got 1600 on the red ring after a 2 mile walk? I ran 7.5 miles yesterday and only reached just over 1000
    01-16-2017 12:53 PM
  18. Mac Guy's Avatar
    I'm hoping I've misunderstood something in this post...are you saying that you've got 1600 on the red ring after a 2 mile walk?
    Ok, I misspoke and didn't pay enough attention to Activity. My goal is an outdoor walk of 2 mi. Looking at my stats,my walk was actually 3.23 mi and I was in the red for 1,611/380. Today I was 848/380 for 2 mi at a definitely more relaxed pace.

    I believe if I walk the same distance at the same pace, I'll get less credit each successive time. Starting Wednesday, the rain will keep me indoors, so I may have to try mall walking (no track suit though).
    01-16-2017 05:41 PM
  19. tcuprof's Avatar
    Ok, I misspoke and didn't pay enough attention to Activity. My goal is an outdoor walk of 2 mi. Looking at my stats,my walk was actually 3.23 mi and I was in the red for 1,611/380. Today I was 848/380 for 2 mi at a definitely more relaxed pace.
    Calories burned depends on heart rate, so I'm baffled how you could get 848 calories for a 2 mile walk. Most days I run 3.6 miles and get about 330 calories.
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    01-22-2017 10:20 PM
  20. Mac Guy's Avatar
    so I'm baffled how you could get 848 calories for a 2 mile walk.
    My best guess is for the time being, my heart rate is faster than average for the work done. As I said here or in another thread, it may be the better shape you're in, the more difficult it may become to achieve a goal. If that's the case, I'm not looking forward to improving significantly. As it is I get a lot of pain in one leg during my walks and have to slow down frequently. I don't expect to work through it, under the circumstances.

    I will say the calories burned seem to be somewhat logarithmic to the distance traveled, and that the indicated calories burned seem pretty consistent, walk to walk.
    01-22-2017 11:51 PM

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