How to change your fitness goals on your Apple Watch using the Fitness or Activity app

Fitness app iOS 14 and watchOS 7

It’s quite annoying when your Fitness tracker doesn’t properly track your activity and progress. I mean, what’s the point of all of the focus on fitness if your smartwatch can’t give you the data and feedback?

Thankfully, that is not the case and the Apple Watch is perhaps the smartwatch to use for fitness. However, there are a lot of ins and outs of the fitness portion of the Watch that you may not be aware of.

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Adjust your calorie goal

One of these is the ability to adjust your “move” goal every day. This is how many calories you are expected to burn throughout the course of your day.

Rather surprisingly, you can actually adjust this directly from the Watch and don’t have to rely on your iPhone.

Here are the steps to adjust your calorie goal on your Apple Watch

  1. Press the Digital Crown to bring up the home screen
  2. Scroll and select the Fitness (iOS 14+) or Activity (iOS 13 and below) app from the Home Screen
  3. For the Fitness app (iOS14 + watchOS 7 and above), scroll down
  4. For the Activity app (iOS 13 + watchOS 6 and below), press firmly on the display with a long press until you feel a tap back (Force Touch)
  5. Tap on Change Move Goal
  6. Adjust the goal using the ‘+‘ and ‘‘ buttons
  7. Tap Update

How to view your activity progress from the Apple Watch

Once you have set your daily calorie goal, you want to keep track of how much you have been moving.

While your Watch tries to get you up and moving throughout the day, you still want to check your progress.

 

The Fitness or Activity app on your Watch provides all of the information you need.

  1. Press the Digital Crown to bring up the home screen
  2. Select the Fitness or Activity app from the Home Screen
  3. Scroll down using your finger or the Digital Crown to view breakdowns of each activity

There are three different screens for you to view.

  • The first shows how much progress you’ve made on closing your rings.
  • The next is just a quick breakdown for Move, Exercise, and Stand. T
  • The final screen shows a time graph of your various activities throughout the entire day.

How to view your weekly activity and fitness summary on your Apple Watch

It’s all fine and dandy if you want to view your daily goals and progression. However, from time-to-time, you’ll likely want to also check out your weekly progress.

This is also done via the Fitness or Activity app, and can be performed with the following tasks:

  1. Press the Digital Crown to bring up the home screen
  2. Select the Fitness or Activity app from the Home Screen
  3. For the Fitness app (iOS14 + watchOS 7 and above), scroll down
  4. For the Activity app (iOS 13 + watchOS 6 and below), press firmly on the display with a long press until you feel a tap back (Force Touch)
  5. Tap Weekly Summary

The Weekly Summary shows you the total for the following categories:

  • Calories
  • Avg. Calories
  • Steps
  • Distance
  • Flights Climbed

There is also a bar graph at the top showing some of your best days. And it includes a brief summary of how many days that you bested your daily calorie goal.

Conclusion

As we stated above, the Apple Watch truly is the best smartwatch or fitness track available on the market. The Fitness or Activity app shows you all different types of information and you can keep track of the most important pieces.

If you run into any issues, be sure to let us know in the comments below. We’ll be sure to try to help you in any way that we can to help you get back to working out.

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