How to change fitness goals on Apple Watch

How to change fitness goals on Apple Watch

Whether you’re hitting your Apple Watch activity goals a little too easily or not at all, you can always change those target metrics whenever you want.

The Apple Watch allows you to easily change your movement, exercise and standing goals with just a few simple taps.

Here’s how to change your fitness goals on your Apple Watch.

The three rings

As you can see, I have not filled in my rings.

The Apple Watch uses rings to help you visualize where you are in achieving your goals. Once a ring is fully filled in, it means that you have successfully reached your goal for the day.

So, before we delve into how to change your goals, let’s quickly break down the meaning of these three links:

  • Move Ring: the Move ring tracks how many active calories you have burned throughout the day. So anything from walking around the house to getting up from your desk counts towards this goal.
  • Exercise ring: this ring tracks the amount of “quick” activity you have completed. Basically, any workout that raises your heart rate will count towards the exercise ring.
  • Stand Ring: All you need to do to fill this ring is stand and move for at least one minute per hour. Your goal depends on what you set it: you can set it from six hours or up to 12 hours.

Now let’s change these goals

You can access your goals through the Activity app.

To change your goals, you will need to use the Apple Watch. Tap the Activity app, scroll to the bottom of the display and select “Change Goals”.

Scroll down until you see "Change Goals".

From there, you can use the plus (+) and minus (-) icons to increase or decrease each goal. To move on to the next goal, press “Next” below it. When finished, tap the Stand goal and press “OK” to save the changes.

Change it!

That’s all there is to it. You can change your goals whenever you want by following these steps above.

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