Apple Watch Activity
What Is The Apple Watch Activity App
The app basically tracks three types of daily activity…calories, minutes of exercise and periods of 60 minute increments when I’m not sedentary. Each activity is represented by a colored ring, and you are encouraged to “close your rings” each day by reaching your daily goal in each of the three areas. One type of encouragement is an hourly reminder at :50 minutes past the hour to stand up and be active for 60 seconds.
Two strange aspects to the activity app on my Apple Watch:
- It has a strange calculation on minutes of exercise that I really don’t understand. If I walk in place for 30 minutes as part of a specified workout on the Apple Watch, I get credited for a full 30 minutes of exercise. However, if I ride a bicycle for an hour and go 9 miles, I get credited for anywhere from 20 to 27 minutes of exercise. I’ve done a web search on it, and I’m still kind of baffled.
- Knitting and/or crocheting can be considered active enough to be considered “standing up” during a specified hour. Not always, but usually. I know arm movement is a big indicator and I do throw my yarn with my Apple Watch hand (my left). So perhaps that’s what it’s considered activity? Still it’s weird.
Overall, I quite love my Apple Watch. When I reach all three activity goals, it does this sparkly, fireworks animation of the three colored rings.
It makes me happy.
So far, there have been two bids on the April Showers Shawl auction. Thank you!
That means that The Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project will get at least a $100 donation. It’s incredibly satisfying to know that all the work that went into this beauty will go toward a good cause. You have 9 more days to bid if you’re interested.
I’ve finished knitting the body of the Millamia Baby Blanket. And I’ve begun doing a very simple border.
The blanket will end up being about 27″ (69 cm) square. I am doing a very simple border that I “invented” by mistake when I ran out of yarn on a neck edging for a sweater years ago. We’ll see how well I like it with this yarn. But for now, taking a decent photo is impossible.