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Track daily activity with Apple Watch

The "Activity" app on your Apple Watch tracks your movements throughout the day and motivates you to reach your fitness goals. The app records how often you get up, how much you move and how many minutes you exercise. Three colored rings show a summary of your progress. The goal is to sit less, move more, and exercise by closing all the rings every day.

The "Fitness" app on your iPhone records your activities. If you have recorded your activities for at least six months, daily trend data on the actively burned calories, training minutes, standing hours, standing minutes, distances covered, climbing stairs and more is displayed. In the Fitness app on your iPhone, tap Overview and scroll to Trends to see how your performance compares to your average activity.

Note: Your Apple Watch is not a medical device. For more important information about using the wellness apps safely, see Important Safety Information for Apple Watch.

Here we go

When you set up your Apple Watch, you'll be asked if you want to configure the Activity app. If you don't want to do this now, you can do so later when you open the "Activity" app for the first time.

  1. Open the "Activity" app on your Apple Watch.

  2. Swipe left to read the descriptions for “move,” “exercise,” and “stand,” then tap “Let's go”.

  3. Use the Digital Crown to enter your gender, age, weight, height and whether you are in a wheelchair.

  4. Choose an activity level and move around.

Check progress

You can use the "Activity" app on your Apple Watch at any time to see what progress you are making. The "Activity" app shows three rings.

  • The red ring "Move" shows how many calories you have actively burned.

  • The green ring "Exercise" shows how many minutes you have exercised.

  • The blue ring "standing" shows how often you have stood and moved for at least one minute per hour during the day.

If you have indicated that you are using a wheelchair, the “standing” ring becomes the “rolling” ring and shows how often you have rolled at least one minute per hour during the day.

Turn the Digital Crown to see your current totals. Keep turning to see your progress as a graph, the total number of steps, the total distance traveled, your workouts and the number of stairs.

Overlapping rings mean that you have exceeded your goal. Turn the Digital Crown and tap Weekly Overview to see your progress over the week.

Change goals

WatchOS 7 lets you change any of your activity goals.

  1. Open the "Activity" app on your Apple Watch.

  2. Turn the Digital Crown to scroll all the way down and tap Change Destinations.

  3. Tap or to adjust a goal, then tap Next.

Every Monday you will be informed about the successes of the last week and you can adjust your goals for the coming week. Your Apple Watch suggests new goals based on your previous performance.

Check activity history

  1. Open the “Fitness” app on the iPhone and tap “Overview”.

  2. Tap the Activity section, then tap a date.

Check trends

In the “Fitness” app on an iPhone with iOS 14, the “Trends” area shows your daily trend data on actively burned calories, training minutes, standing hours, standing minutes, distances covered and more. In the “Trends” area, your activities over the last 90 days are compared with the last 365 days.

You can check your current trend data as follows:

  1. Open the “Fitness” app on the iPhone and tap “Overview”.

  2. Swipe up to see the trends.

  3. To learn how to reverse a trend, tap Show More.

  4. Tap on a trend to see its specific history.

If the trend arrow is pointing up for a certain measurement value, you have maintained or improved your fitness level. If the arrow is pointing down, the average result for this measured value over the last 90 days indicates a downward trend. To motivate you to reverse this trend, you will receive coaching such as “run an extra kilometer every day”.

Show awards

You can earn awards with your Apple Watch for personal records, series and important milestones. To see all awards for your activity and awards for which you are making good progress, do the following:

  1. Open the "Activity" app on your Apple Watch.

  2. Swipe left twice to go to the awards screen.

  3. Scroll up to see your awards. Tap an award to learn more about it.

You can also open the Fitness app on your iPhone, tap the Summary tab, then swipe up to see your awards below.

For more information about awards and competitions, see Competing with Friends and the Apple Support article Getting awards for activities with your Apple Watch.

Control reminders for "activity"

Memories can help you achieve your goals. Your Apple Watch can let you know if you're on the right track or behind your activity goals. To choose which reminders and notices you want to see, do the following:

  1. Open the Apple Watch app on the iPhone and tap "My Watch".

  2. Tap on "Activity" and configure the reminders.

Deactivate daily coaching

To turn off activity reminders, do the following:

  1. Open the Apple Watch app on the iPhone and tap "My Watch".

  2. Tap on "Activity" and deactivate the option "Daily Coaching".