Written by Gijs

Challenge yourself with move goals on the Apple Watch

My Apple Watch challenges me to exercise more every day. Of course I don't run a half marathon every day. On days when I exercise less, I adjust my movement target downwards. I also adjust my goals upwards when I go to the gym in the evening. If I do not do this I will achieve the goal very easily and it is not a challenge. Here you can read how I adjust my movement goals and keep challenging myself.

Change movement target

Move goals Apple Watch

To challenge myself or sometimes to slow it down, I regularly adjust my movement goal.

  • I open the app * Activity
  • on my Apple Watch.
  • Then I press hard on the screen
  • Now I tap Change movement target.
  • I adjust the number of calories.
  • To save the change, I click on Update.

Adjust the usefulness of my movement goal

Move goals Apple Watch

Now that I have been in possession of Apple Watch for a while, I notice that the rings really motivate me to move. On days that I go to the gym, I set a higher goal than on days when I don't exercise. On these days, I still set a goal that I didn't achieve with sitting on my lazy ass. For example, I take the stairs more often and walk to the station instead of taking the bus.

Medals

Medals Apple Watch activity

Not just making the rings full provides motivation for me. Because I move, I also earn medals. For example, I get medals when I break personal records or when I fill a ring several times. These medals can be found in the digital prize cabinet in the Activity app on my iPhone. Of course I want a prize cabinet that is full of medals. To achieve this, I exercise and exercise more and more.

Weekly overview

Weekly overview Apple Watch activity

Every Monday morning I receive a weekly overview of my past week's activity. Based on my activity in the past week, Apple Watch proposes a new movement target. I set this immediately. Did I exercise a lot in the previous week? Then Apple Watch proposes a higher movement target. This challenges me to always go the extra mile.


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