This has happened a few times with other exercise routines. The Apple Watch HIIT workout. Re: Why are workouts not recording as exercise? 2) Select My Watch at the bottom and then pick Privacy. Active calories will be estimated at a rate equivalent to a brisk walk or based on data recorded by the heart rate sensor, whichever is higher. I just got an Apple Watch 3 and am having this same issue. During general daily wear and when using the Workout app to record workouts when GPS data is either not relevant or not available (eg Indoor Walk), the Activity app and Workout app track your arm motion (measured by the accelerometer) when estimating results including pace and progress towards the Exercise goal. All times are GMT -5. Feb 26, 2018 11:32 AM in response to DavidaTN To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. Apple Watch uses different sensors and data sources to track the results of workouts, depending on the activity type. But if you’re receiving incorrect activity readings, you can reset that calibration. Pace and distance: Apple Watch Series 2 or later has built-in GPS to track these metrics and provide a map of your outdoor run in the workout summary on your iPhone. *** Apple? When you log a workout, just use "other." Just a heads up, yesterday I recorded a ride with the Apple watch workout app, with my phone on iOS 14 and my watch on WatchOS 7. Active calories will be estimated at a rate equivalent to a brisk walk or based on data recorded by the heart rate sensor, whichever is higher. iOS 6.1.4. What I'd like to hear is that they're going to do an update to fix this problem. (Note that neither distance nor a route map are recorded under this workout activity type). Several users have reported that they are unable to see their routes in the Activity app on the iPhone. When your iPhone is with you, your watch uses the GPS from your iPhone to preserve battery. Jul 16, 2017 6:25 PM in response to Krissn333 Started the outdoor walk workout and started walking. During walking and running workouts, power saving mode turns off Always On display and cellular on models that support these features. Dec 30, 2017 6:40 AM in response to Rua12 I just completed a 36-minute, 18.29”/mile outdoor open walk and only 25 minutes registered. As it did last year, Apple is providing a challenge and badge in celebration of International Women’s Day. But, the past distance and time records don't seem to count (see my statement about my record not beating my best elliptical workout). Exercise credit is awarded for each minute during which this requirement is met. Your Apple Watch will not work if you have the wrong settings that are set for it on your iPhone. Jan 13, 2018 7:41 AM in response to Krissn333 More My pace is fine, my heart rate is high enough. I updated and it is still not crediting me with the time. Just wanted to update on this situation... Once the update to Watch OS 3.2.3 was released and I updated to it, the outdoor walk workout works perfectly fine - it tracks every single minute of my exercise. If an update is present, install the update and wait for the procedure to complete on your watch as well. I've unpaired the watch and repaired it just before a walk. For the best results, allow the arm on which you are wearing your watch to swing naturally as you move around during daily wear and to move as expected during workouts. A hike this morning didn't record but the heart rate monitor recorded through the Strava app. The definition of a brisk walk varies from person to person and depends on your personal information. Why not? I quit the workout and decided to discard it. In response to Jonathan UK. The definition of a brisk walk varies from person to person and depends on your personal information. For example, I walked 3 miles yesterday that took 62 minutes (I am 60), and it gave me 13 minutes. When I use the outdoor walk workout, nothing I do counts as exercise. It wasn't. If that does not work Un-pair the watch then re-pair. In response to Jonathan UK. To kill Activity app on your watch, make sure you are in the app. It is possible that, during your walk, you only met that requirement for part of the overall duration. Active 1 ... to fix this bug. I had already gone in and reset the exercise thing. For Apple Watch Series 1 or … Any ideas what I need to do to "fix" it? All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the. You can check this by going to Settings > Workout on your watch. But they are clearly not compatible in this instance why is that the case? If you have a Series 2 or higher, you don’t need to bring it along, and if you do, it’s okay to just keep it in your pocket. Why does my unit of measurement change sometimes during my workout? I've calibrated it. My heart rate was routinely displayed on my watch in all situations except while running. When I do use the activity app, when I go to the iPhone Activity app and check the route map it shows up as green thus assume this is “brisk”enough for Apple!? The Open Goal and my Core Training one as well. For the best results, allow the arm on which you are wearing your watch to swing naturally as you move around during daily wear and to move as expected during workouts. Apparently it did not make consistent enough contact with my wrist as it flopped around a bit while running. The maps don't work either. Also try to do a hard reboot of the Watch and the iPhone. It actually sent the 33 minutes to my Weight Watcher app. Last updated on May 7, 2020 By Serhat Kurt 14 Comments. Apple. I have Apple Watch Series 4 and my iPhone IOS is 12.3.1 and I did not have my iPhone in my pocket and I was swinging my arms. Being only 5'3", that's pretty fast for me. Jul 16, 2017 8:43 PM in response to Jonathan UK However, I can no longer see the route. Feb 28, 2018 11:23 PM in response to Krissn333 2) Tighten your Apple Watch band another notch, if you can and it’s comfortable. Antony D'Emanuele, Feb 27, 2018 3:20 AM in response to Krissn333, Feb 28, 2018 11:23 PM in response to Krissn333. This will credit one minute of Exercise for each full minute of the workout. Calibrating your watch can improve the accuracy of estimations made by Activity app and Workout app. Otherwise, the Apple Watch fails as a fitness tracker if you intend to use the work out apps to record outdoor walking and other workouts that don't reliably report data to the exercise ring. Series 2 models have built-in GPS. That being said, there really is no documentation that says you do not get credit, unless you hit a certain speed. It had again credited me with zero minutes of exercise. Make sure that you’re holding your phone in your hand or wearing an armband while walking. Tap Workout, then turn on Power Saving Mode. Is anything being done to correct this glitch?? Jonathan UK, Apr 1, 2017 2:15 AM in response to Hrlechk. This requirement applies both during general daily wear and when recording workouts via the Workout app. These settings, such as your ‘Motion Calibration & Distance’, ‘Heart Rate’, ‘Wrist Detection’ to name a few, are necessary as they are responsible for collecting the data and then calculating it into your exercise ring. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone > tap My Watch, go to General > Language & Region, then tap Watch Language. On the watch press and hold the Digital Crown and the Button at the same time until the Apple logo comes up. In response to Ktq9. When I finished my workout; my green exercise ring only gave me credit for 28 minutes?? Make sure that your watch and your arm is clean and dry. Proceed to Software Update option in the General Menu. Hrlechk, Apple Watch not tracking my exercise minutes, User profile for user: app and tap: It is possible that, during your workouts, you are only meeting that requirement for part of the time and/or your arm movements are not resulting in your activity being tracked accurately. For the most accurate GPS hold your iPhone in your hand, or wear it on an armband or waistband. While wearing your Apple Watch, go to a flat, open outdoor area that has good GPS reception and clear skies. So once I imported it to Strava, no segments, etc. Ten minutes in, I checked to see if it was working. I realize that shouldn't have anything to do with the issue, so it's likely coincidental. Hard Reset the watch [Press & Hold Both Buttons until the white apple logo shows]. It has to be faster than a "brisk walk" for 60 seconds straight to count as one minute. So it's not that I'm not walking hard enough to get credit. This enables your watch to use the most appropriate sensors and data sources when tracking results. Philly58, Feb 26, 2018 11:32 AM in response to DavidaTN, User profile for user: Nope! More Less. Make sure that Wrist Detection is on. In response to Krissn333. To credit progress towards your Exercise goal, the Activity app aims to identify activity that equals or exceeds the intensity of a brisk walk. I'm pregnant, and I want credit for my exercise! The built-in heart rate sensor is … Push the Digital Crown on your Apple Watch. Dec 20, 2017 6:32 PM in response to Krissn333 I have read of this issue in several other threads. More information and instructions for calibrating your watch are available via the link below. Make sure that Power Saving Mode is off during your exercise. Good question. In response to Rua12. Really irritated that I do all this work and the dumb ring doesn't move--it's ruining my day! Then, you have to press and hold the Side button to bring up the power down menu. Beerzie, Dec 7, 2017 1:54 PM in response to Krissn333, Dec 20, 2017 6:32 PM in response to Krissn333, User profile for user: I understand that there's a "workaround," but, that seems stupid when I've just paid $370 for a watch that doesn't work correctly. I finally determined that my link type band was too loose when running. I heard elsewhere that the final one had to be calorie based so I ran only calories based workouts until I got it. Software is up to date. becksford, Dec 30, 2017 6:40 AM in response to Rua12, User profile for user: If Apple Watch is sent info from the Apple Health app, why the discrepancy? I walked 25 minutes, covered a half mile (I use a walker) and the green exercise ring barely moved, given me 3 minutes of credit when I'd been out there 25 minutes and my bpm was high and showed on the chart. The article also includes instructions for resetting existing calibration data and starting afresh. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. Today, I went … Should I just go with “Other”? If the above methods do not work, try force restarting the watch. DavidaTN, Feb 12, 2018 5:21 PM in response to Jonathan UK, User profile for user: It's frustrating me. In response to Krissn333. During general daily wear and when using the Workout app to record workouts when GPS data is either not relevant or not available (eg Indoor Walk), the Activity app and Workout app track your arm motion (measured by the accelerometer) when estimating results including pace and progress towards the Exercise goal. When I finished I saved the workout and could see the route in the Activity app on my iPhone. For example, with Apple Watch (first generation) and Series 1 models, the watch can access Location Services data from the paired iPhone if it is taken along during outdoor walking, running and cycling workouts. Dec 7, 2017 1:54 PM in response to Krissn333 What doesn’t makes sense to me is the Apple Health app recognizes the exercise, but the Apple a workout app doesn’t. In response to Krissn333. Apple Watch not tracking my exercise minutes I'm loving my Apple Watch Sport so far, but I've had some minor problems getting it to properly track my daily movement and exercise goals. Apple may provide or recommend responses as a possible solution based on the information provided; every potential issue may involve several factors not detailed in the conversations captured in an electronic forum and Apple can therefore provide no guarantee as to the efficacy of any proposed solutions on the community forums. Feb 27, 2018 3:20 AM in response to Krissn333 Your Apple Watch can automatically detect when you start working out. When I first bought the watch, it worked fine until a sleep app froze on it one day. The first trick that you should give a try to resolve this issue is force quit the Activity app and re-launch it. Krissn333, apple watch outdoor walk not registering as exercise, Jul 16, 2017 8:43 PM in response to Jonathan UK, Jan 13, 2018 7:41 AM in response to Krissn333, User profile for user: Whether I use the Activity app or not, walking is not registering as minutes of exercise on my Apple Watch 2. This article will explain how to connect to the Apple Watch. Less, User profile for user: My watch is on version 3.2.2 and my phone is on 10.3.2. I was credited with ZERO minutes toward my exercise goal. Many a time, it should get rid of the problem. Yesterday I walked for 30 minutes and the GPS map showed my heart rate was in the optimal range for exercise for nearly the entire time, except when I stopped to stretch my calf muscle for a moment. End, pause or lock your workout To end your workout, swipe right, then tap the End button. Guess there was a bug in 3.2.2. 1) Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. In response to DavidaTN. Scroll down, tap Workout. Mine doesn’t work properly either. Just had the same problem two days in a row. Open MapMy on your iPhone > open the Menu > select Settings > Units > select your preference > force quit the app on your phone > reopen the phone and watch app. If I use indoor walk, it works fine, but, I'd prefer that my outdoor walks be recorded as such, because it seems ridiculous to have paid $370 for something that doesn't work as it is supposed to. I did a cycle ride at the weekend and recorded the workout on my Apple Watch. Which is ridiculous. Jul 17, 2017 12:28 AM in response to Krissn333 It’s really strange but when I went to the iwatch app on my iPhone and clicked on Health and then edit, I was immediately credited with those minutes! In response to Krissn333. I can hike for hours and get about 10 minutes of credit. Q: 3) Tap Reset Fitness Calibration Data and then confirm the action. But it’s not easy to find. Series 2 has built-in GPS. Looks like no one’s replied in a while. This will credit one minute of Exercise for each full minute of the workout. Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch. It did not record the route! Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. Now a couple of days later I can view the workout stats such as distance and average speed. In response to Krissn333. If you would prefer to receive Exercise credit for the full duration of your workouts, regardless of their estimated intensity levels, track them via the Workout app using "Other" as the activity type. For the best results, allow the arm on which you are wearing your watch to … Having followed the steps in my previous reply (including calibrating your Apple Watch afresh), if the issue persists and you are concerned that your Apple Watch is not recognising your exercise accurately, then I suggest that you contact Apple Support (mail-in service may be available, if required), make a Genius Bar reservation or visit an Apple Authorised Service Provider for assistance, including to arrange for your Apple Watch to be checked and serviced, if recommended: Aug 2, 2017 5:15 PM in response to Jonathan UK To credit progress towards your Exercise goal, the Activity app aims to identify activity that equals or exceeds the intensity of a brisk walk. I use the Play workout now and that works fine. I have to believe that counts as a brisk walk for a 62 year old who’s Pooh sized. This an expensive device and it should work properly. This is really unacceptable. Does anyone know how to get outdoor walk to credit as exercise?? In response to Hrlechk, Question: I’ve been having the same problem with the outdoor walk exercise not crediting me with workout minutes. How to turn off Auto-Workout Detection directly on your Apple Watch. If you'd don't want to use Auto-Workout Detection either during or after an exercise routine, you can turn it off by navigating to the Settings app on your Apple Watch. For the most accurate GPS, hold your iPhone in your hand or wear it on an armband or waistband. In response to Krissn333. Question: Looks like no one’s replied in a while. I have also read older threads stating that the outdoor walk workout was glitchy, but, I'm unsure if Apple considers that problem to be solved? This requirement applies both during general daily wear and when recording workouts via the Workout app. Calibrating your Apple Watch for improved Workout and Activity accuracy - Apple Support, Use the Activity app on your Apple Watch - Apple Support, Use the Workout app on your Apple Watch - Apple Support, This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. When using the outdoor walk workout, it records everything correctly except giving me credit for the green exercise ring. Apple Watch Series 3 Workout not adding to my Exercise ring! For example, with Apple Watch (first generation) and Series 1 models, the watch can access GPS data from the paired iPhone if it is taken along during outdoor walking, running and cycling workouts. 1) Open the Watch app on your iPhone. Open the Lose It! If you have Apple Watch Series 2 or later, you just need your Apple Watch. Tap the My Watch tab, then tap Passcode. I'm forced to run a third party app or two because I want credit, but it's not really credit because you don't credit third party apps. In the past Outdoor walks have crashed mid walk, recorded only a part of the walk, crashed at the end of the walk and lost all the data. I turned on my walking workout on my watch and walked a total of 40 minutes. SweetErinLeigh, Feb 9, 2018 1:59 PM in response to Jonathan UK, User profile for user: Ask Question Asked 3 years, 1 month ago. Apple doesn't seem to give a shirt. The beauty in Apple is the fact that their products work together. Apple should admit that there is a problem here and move to fix it. Make sure that you wear your watch on the top of your wrist. More information and instructions for calibrating your watch are available via the link below. Display Units. Apparently this is a big issue others are experiencing too (link to discussions.apple.com). When your iPhone is with you, your watch uses the GPS from your iPhone to preserve battery. I take the same walk on my lunch break every day. Calibrating your watch can improve the accuracy of estimations made by Activity app and Workout app. When recording fitness activities, be sure to use the Workout app (or a third-party app) and to choose the activity type that most closely matches your workout, including choosing Other for workouts that are neither included within nor sufficiently similar to those in the main list. I agree with everyone else. For Apple Watch Series 1 or … I was credited with ZERO minutes toward my exercise goal. My heart rate was where it needed to be for a brisk walk and my pace was an 18 minute mile. In response to Krissn333. In response to Jonathan UK. I then started the indoor walk workout and proceeded to walk at the same pace with the same heart rate for another 38 minutes, for which I received 38 minutes of exercise credit. Q: iPhone 5, Resetting your calibration data will not erase your Activity history. Aug 7, 2017 11:27 AM in response to Krissn333 Calibrating your Apple Watch for improved Workout and Activity accuracy - Apple Support, Use the Activity app on your Apple Watch - Apple Support, Use the Workout app on your Apple Watch - Apple Support, This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. The article also includes instructions for resetting existing calibration data and starting afresh. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. In response to Krissn333. To check that this is accurate - and to update it over time: On your iPhone, in the Watch app, go to: My Watch (tab) > Health > Edit - tap and adjust items, then tap on Done. It's literally the same walk I've taken every day for 2 years, and it used to give me credit for the whole thing on outdoor walk. Same problem. Feb 12, 2018 5:21 PM in response to Jonathan UK I'm having the same problem, and it used to work fine. This article explains how you can fix if you do not see the workout maps on your iPhone. Besides, the watch's motion sensors will be drawing power to tell the heart monitor not to light up. In response to Jonathan UK. Jonathan UK, Jul 16, 2017 6:25 PM in response to Krissn333, User profile for user: So give it a go. If you have an Apple Watch Series 1, or Series 0, you’ll need to bring your phone along for the GPS. To pause a … Mar 3, 2018 5:26 AM in response to Ktq9 To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. During general daily wear and when using the Workout app to record workouts when GPS data is either not relevant or not available (eg Indoor Walk), the Activity app and Workout app track your arm motion (measured by the accelerometer) when estimating results including pace and progress towards the Exercise goal. I've read other threads that suggest unpairing and then setting the watch up as a new watch (have done that), have suggested wiping everything and starting fresh (have done that too and lost all of the data and achievements I had earned before). For this feature to work the watch must snugly fit on top of your wrist. apple watch outdoor walk not registering as exercise If your Apple Watch doesn't seem to be properly tracking your steps or exercise, here's an easy way to calibrate it. Called support and they couldn’t figure out the problem. If you have Apple Watch Series 1 or earlier, bring your iPhone for GPS. Note: It is not possible to have both a steps bonus from Health and a calorie bonus from the Apple Watch at the same time.. How to Connect the Apple Watch to Lose It! To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. My exercise ring only fills about half the time during walks and I talked to an Apple specialist about it. If you would prefer to receive Exercise credit for the full duration of your workouts, regardless of their estimated intensity levels, track them via the Workout app using "Other" as the activity type. More That ensures the ring will still fill for the amount of minutes you complete. Apple added support for HIIT to the built-in Workout app back in 2017 with the launch of watchOS 4. Posted on … Apr 1, 2017 2:15 AM in response to Hrlechk Exercise credit is awarded for each minute during which this requirement is met. Pace and distance: Apple Watch Series 2 or later has built-in GPS to track these metrics and provide a map of your outdoor run in the workout summary on your iPhone. You could be right about the last workout being based on time or distance. 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