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The app which shows a user's fitness activity recorded by the Apple Watch. Among the stock apps on Watch OS. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watch_OS

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Activity tracking when not wearing Apple Watch

Once in a while, I eschew my Apple Watch in favor of something else. On those days, I have no tracking of activities. However, iPhone supports at least some activity tracking on its own (specifically ...
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Multiple Activities Workout and Recovery

I just bought my first Apple Watch (Series 7) and headed to the gym to track my workout. It's fair to say I expected and actually made a mess as I was trying to figure out how to do this! 😄 It does ...
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Why does football workout on Apple Watch burn so many kilocalories?

Previously when I played football I used the 'outdoor run' workout. But the last few times I have played football I have used the 'football' workout. The outdoor run workout burned 4.6 kcal per minute ...
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Is there a way for me to view my Apple Watch Activity data on my mac desktop?

I'd like to be able to view my apple watch Activity data on my mac desktop or laptop. So for example, workouts, steps, etc, today, and for the last week, much like what I can find in the Activity app ...
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How do I force sync of my workouts from Watch to iPhone?

Since iOS 14.0 (through at least 14.3) syncing of workouts from watch to phone has become unreliable, with occasionally workouts failing to appear on the phone. Is there a way (without wiping or ...
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Workout sync from Watch to iPhone is unreliable since iOS 14 update

Since updating to iOS 14, about 20% 50% of my workouts fail to sync from my Watch to my iPhone. I've restarted both Watch and iPhone, several times. Quit and relaunched the Activity app in iOS. All to ...
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Can I connect an Apple Watch to my iPhone without syncing activity data? Or is there another way to roll back Activity data?

First, the problem: I accidentally entered a 25-hour workout manually instead of a 1-hour workout (I entered "yesterday at time X to today at time X+1", instead of "…to yesterday at ...
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Apple Watch auto workout detection fails to detect local walks

Apple Watch has a feature that detects workouts, including walks, and offers to record them. This feature works reliably for me anywhere but near home, where it never works (not for years). Is there a ...
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Non-Midnight "Day" Transition for Apple Watch Activity Rings?

I often work out at the gym late at night. I also often stay up past midnight. But the Apple Watch considers each "day" to begin and end at midnight. This means that I will be in the middle of a ...
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How to enable stand notifications on Apple Watch even in Do Not Disturb mode?

When working or relaxing I like to keep my watch on Do Not Disturb, but I'd like to still get buzzed when it's time to stand. Is there a way to selectively enable a notification through DND?
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Fix Exercise Type in Activity App

I did 60m of yoga yesterday and didn’t realize until the end that I had accidentally specified Indoor Cycle as the activity type. Looking for a place to edit this in the Activity app on my phone and ...
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Can I modify the "move" calories for a pasta day?

I have a streak of 333+ days of hitting my move goal and I'd like to keep it. A few days ago, according to my iPhone today, I did only 418 instead of 420 calories -- so it says I didn't meet my goal. ...
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Apple Watch Activities: Outdoor Cycle shows no speed or distance

When I use my Apple Watch Workout for running (Outdoor Run activity), the distance and speed shows while running. However when I use the same for riding my bicycle (Outdoor Cycle activity) neither ...
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How do I track and view total stand time using the Apple Watch?

The Apple Watch can monitor if you stand at least 1 minute during 12 different hours in the day. If you do, that is counted as 12 stand hours. But you could have actually stood for 12 minutes or 12 ...
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How can I get Apple Watch style Activity reminders on iPhone / iPad

Example: watchOS reminds users to that it’s “Time to stand!”. Is there any way to leverage the default apps provided by Apple to get these notifications on iOS devices? The default reminders app is ...
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Why the huge calorie difference between outdoor and indoor activities in Apple Watch?

The calories consumed for an indoor activity is upto 2 to 4 times that of the outdoor activity of the same nature given the same conditions. For instance, the active calories consumed for an outdoor ...
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Apple Watch pausing while being worn and paired with Heart Sensor

I want to force my Apple Watch to track activities while using a paired heart sensor, but I don't want to wear the watch during certain activities i.e. when doing martial arts, etc. However, once I ...
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How do I record a weightlifting exercise on an Apple Watch?

On an Apple Watch Series 2 with WatchOS 4.2.3, how can I record a weightlifting session on the Workout App? I’m currently recording my sessions as “Other”, but I’d like to categorize them as ...
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Apple Activity March Challenge can anyone explain calculation?

The March Challenge in the iOS Activity app is making no sense. At the beginning of the month it started out telling me I needed 719 Calories a day. And my average at the start of the month was: (...
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Apple Watch Series 2 is reporting way too much exercise

Twice in the last week my Apple Watch (Latest WatchOS 4) has reported massive amounts of exercise, when in fact I hadn't done any those days. Like many hundreds of minutes of contiguous, non-stop ...
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 Watch's America’s Veterans badge doesn't work

Today is the America’s Veterans Day and, in the Activity App of my iPhone, there's the relative  Watch's badge. I just did my one hour running (recorded by Runtastic and the Activity app on the  ...
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watchOS 4 not measuring resting or walking heart rate

The description of new features available in watchOS (and the Heart features in iOS 11's Health app) mention "Resting" and "Walking" rates. In fact the official description suggests that the Watch ...
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Is it possible to trim a workout from an Apple Watch?

Sometimes I forget to stop my workout and end up with a long running "workout" in the health app. Some apps (i.e. Strava) have a method for trimming down a workout if you remember what time the ...
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Will barometric data from my iPhone be used for a workout created on an Apple Watch without a barometer?

If I take my iPhone on a run with an Apple Watch without GPS the workout app on the watch will use my iPhone's GPS data. Is that same true for barometric data now that the workout app uses the ...
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Active Calories VS Total Calories during a workout [duplicate]

I'm fairly new to the Apple App- I was a Fitbit user and Fitbit reflected Fat burn, active minutes and Peek time during a work out. Apple app reflects Active Calories and Total Calories during a work ...
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Where has my route gone in the Activity app?

I did a cycle ride at the weekend and recorded the workout on my Apple Watch. When I finished I saved the workout and could see the route in the Activity app on my iPhone. Now a couple of days later ...
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Activity green ring not filling while non-workout outside walk or cycle [Apple Watch 2]

After my Apple Watch 1 I decided to switch to the Apple Watch 2 and gave my GF also an Apple Watch 2. The strange thing is: My green activity ring is filling during my day without starting a workout (...
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Does the Apple Watch Workout app overstate active calories?

I know the Apple Watch Workout app differs from the Activity app in its tracking of calories burned but what accounts for this huge discrepancy described below? I ran the "7 Minute Workout" app ...
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Thanksgiving 5k special achievement not showing up

I completed my 5k on Thanksgiving day. The activity is visible in both my Activity app and in the Health app. But the special achievement never showed up. Not the end of the world, but it does kind of ...
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How does Apple Watch Activity app deal with timezone changes?

I have noticed very strange behavior of the rings and Activity.app when traveling. Thus the question: How does the app deal with time zone changes, and how should it deal with time zone changes? ...
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List of Apple Watch Workouts and Metrics

According to Apple, there are 12 different workouts: The screenshot only shows 4. What are all 12 workouts? Also, Apple says you can select up to 5 metrics. What are all the different metrics?
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How to change the move / calorie Activity goal on an Apple Watch?

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 ...
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Reset Activity Calibration on Apple Watch

I went for a jog with my Apple Watch and iPhone in order to calibrate my Apple Watch activity monitoring. Annoyingly, I must've chosen the Outdoor Walk activity and not Outdoor Run. Where I used to ...
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What app is featured in Apple's Chase ad?

This Apple ad shows an Apple Watch app that lets you compete with friends. What app is this? My guess is that it is some third party app since other ads feature third party apps but others say it is a ...
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Easier to achieve exercise goal in Apple Watch watchOS 2

My Apple Watch has recently updated to watchOS 2.1. Since this update, I've found it is far easier to achieve the 30mins exercise goal in the Activity app. Anyone else noticed? Is this an intentional ...
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Why is steps count different in Health and Activity App in my iPhone?

As apparent, the steps count appear out of sync in Health and Activity app when viewed at the same time. Both are first party apps. What is the reason for discrepancy?
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Why does iPhone Activity not recognize Apple Watch Activity has been set up?

The Activity app on my iPhone always shows the "setup" screen: "Set up Activity on your Apple Watch". I have already set up Activity on my Apple Watch; it works fine and shows the rings filling up ...
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How to adjust or let Apple Watch register that you already stood for 1 minute?

Sometimes I walk downstairs, wash some fruits, eat it, and walk upstairs, and for sure it is more than 1 minute -- it is more like 3 to 5 minutes. But Apple Watch still did not register me standing ...
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Can Apple Watch activity tracking be thrown off by movement?

If someone has a nervous habit, such as twirling their hair, drumming on the desk, etc, throughout the day, using the hand that the Apple Watch is worn on, can this throw off activity readings (and ...
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Are Apple Watch step counts saved to Health.app on iPhone

I'm thinking about purchasing an Apple Watch. I'm interested in the activity measurements. Currently, I'm using my iPhone to count steps etc. When I connect an Apple Watch to my iPhone and the Apple ...
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Why Is the Apple Watch Activity App Distance Incorrect by 500m on a 7km Run?

Today, I went for a 7 kilometer run on a course with an established distance. I set the MapMyRun app on my iPhone and the Activity App on my watch to record the run. MapMyRun recorded the distance ...
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Can I change which day I get the Activity.app weekly summary?

I always get it on Monday but I would like to get it on Sunday.
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What are "Active Calories"?

The Apple Watch Activity app purports to measure what it calls "Active Calories" which it counts towards its "Move" goal. But Apple's definition of such calories is clearly its own, not counting (at ...
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Apple Watch - Getting weight lifting to count towards "move ring"?

Is there any way to get exercise like weight lifting to count towards the "move ring" of the activity app. I realize it will count a small amount just from moving the wrist around, but some days I ...
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How do I find the Activity App on my iPhone?

I have just got an Apple Watch, and have adjusted my calorie and stand up goal and received some achievements from my Watch. When the Activity app is open from my watch, I can open the Activity app ...
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Can I set the "Exercise" goal for my Apple Watch Activity app?

The Apple Watch Activity allows for setting an overall "Move" goal, but I don't see how to change the green "Exercise" goal from the default 30 minutes. Is there a way to ...
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Why doesn't the Apple Watch activity app count the activity recorded on the iPhone?

When walking around with the iPhone and not the Apple Watch the iPhone records steps. However when looking at the Apple Watch activity app the previously recorded steps are not shown there. Why is ...
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