I've recently set up a new Apple Watch; during the setup process I selected the "most active" setting (Very Active, I think).

Now that I've seen the daily targets in the Activity app, I realise that the move/caloria goal (red ring) is too high.

Can I change that?

I've looked in a bunch of places, including the general Settings, Health settings, and Activity settings (all in the Watch app on the iPhone) - and the Activity app on the iPhone. But no luck.

Additionally, can the three goals be changed independently?

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The option is hidden behind a long/hard press - so not easily discoverable:

  • Tap on the Activity app from your Apple Watch's Home screen.
  • Swipe left until you see the Move ring.
  • Press firmly on the screen.
  • Tap on Change Move Goal.
  • Adjust your move goal to whatever you'd like and tap Update.

Source: How to set a calorie goal with Activity for Apple Watch

The calorie goal is the only configurable goal.

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    Actually, it turns out you can do the firm press on any of the screens in the Activity app, not just the one showing the Move ring. Cheers.
    – Gavin Hope
    Jul 15, 2016 at 10:04

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