If Appleโ€™s daily spinning activity rings do not work for you because every day is not the same, then HeartWatch Activity is your answer! We created a new smart activity tracker to better guide your health. HeartWatch analyses your long term activity data and understands your trends and habits, because days and goals shouldn't always be the same to create a healthier you.

Research and common sense all indicate that you need to repeat a behaviour over a period of time to form a new habit, be it 21 days, 12 weeks or 6 months. To then improve that habit, you need to gradually increase (or sometimes decrease if doing too much) your goals rather than aiming for the same target everyday. HeartWatch Activity has been designed exactly for this habit tracking, automatically recommending move, step & distance goals based on your individual results and goal level to monitor your habit changes. Believe it or not but if you are actually ahead of your habit goal HeartWatch may even start decreasing some of your targets to stay in zone, its that smart! Set your recommended goals to the bare minimum or push to the extreme, whichever your goal HeartWatch will do the rest and guide you on your journey, its then all in your hands (or on your wrist we should say). What are you waiting for?!

Activity Tiles

With HeartWatch Activity tiles, users can now elect a goal level and your targets will automatically update every minute of the day! It can even forecast your activity depending on how your tracking during the day. HeartWatch lets you see your activity across six views, what we refer to as tiles, all accessible from the Today view. These tiles include Character, Forecast, Move, Steps, Distance and Weight.

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Tip - you can select which Activity tiles you would like to see via the Settings HeartWatch Tiles option

Character & Rings Tile

  • This is a unique little character you can customise that helps you meet and monitor your Watch's activity goals

  • Your character tends to start the day a bit out of sorts, but your movement quickly gets him or her into "super" shape

  • The Character tile has quite a lot of functionality, including customisation, taking images, a now/forecast view and even activity ring updates

Character Customisation

  • To personalise your character more (even with sunglasses), tap the cog in the top right of the Character tile. This will open the character customisation options. Personalise as much or little as you like following the options

  • Once all setup and ready, you can even take images and send them to your contacts from within HeartWatch by tapping the camera icon on the Character tile

Forecast Tile

  • Based on your smart activity goals already setup in HeartWatch (instructions for setting up in below Goal sections), the Today's Forecast tile will predict your end of day move, steps and distance based on how you are tracking today using your historical trends.

  • By tapping the tile, it will even show a forecast for tomorrows targets! This is great for pre-planning and understanding where your goals may be moving in advance.

  • Touch and hold the tile to be directed to the Dashboards, with Activity pre-loaded and ready to view.

Forecast - Thinking

  • Sometimes you may see three little faces on the Today Forecast view if your forecast is blank. This means that it still needs additional data to predict your forecast your day.

Move Tile

  • The Move tile shows your energy expenditure for the day, shown in calories or kilojoules, whichever you elected in Settings

  • The Move tile shows the day's current Move % progress in the main badge. The closer to 100%, the closer you are to your goal

  • Your current energy expenditure and goal are shown below the main badge if recommended goals have been turned on

  • Swipe the tile to view how your 21 day trend is tracking (see gauge image below). This also shows how your 21 day habit status is tracking for move, eg, improving

  • Touch and hold the tile to open the Dashboards view

  • Tap the tile to go to the Move Habit Status (see below section)

Move Habit Status

  • The top trend line (the one with the banner image behind it) displays the last 21 days for your move %, with the current daily % to the far right next to the gauge

  • Tap the trend line to go into Dashboards for additional information

  • Habit Status analyses your previous 21 days and shows you what habit you are developing for your Move via a speed-dial in the middle of the screen with an overall indicator, such as 'Easing up' or 'Improving'

  • An improvement zone range can be seen, this is also reflected in the Move Tile on the previous screen

  • Recommended shows you the target based on your goal settings. You can tap Recommended to open the Goal Settings (refer to Move Goals below for more instructions on this)

  • You can toggle to use the new smart goals as your rings back on the homepage. This will replace the default Apple ring targets in HeartWatch only

  • You can scroll down the Move Habit Status screen to see all your energy expenditure readings in finer detail

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Move Goals

  • While in the Move Habit Status view, tap on Goals in the top right corner or tap on the Recommended link, this will open the Move Goals to tailor your activity

  • Default Goal - this is the standard goal setup with your Apple Activity Rings. Unless you manually update it, it will always stay the same. Using HeartWatch Activity goals will automatically update every day based on what you do (or don't do) if you select to use the recommended goal

  • Use Recommended Goal - this will apply the HeartWatch smart goals as your preferred targets within HeartWatch. This is the important toggle to activate the new automated recommended targets

  • Goal Level - this is where the smarts come in, as you can elect to only try improve at the bare minimum, a mild improvement, or push it to the extreme. It is all up to you, but HeartWatch will take this level and recommend targets and forecasts for you automatically

  • Your Minimum Goal - a safety net is always handy, so if you have a minimum number of cals/kjs that you want to make sure HeartWatch keeps you above each day, enter that here

  • Use for character & ring? This will replace your Apple Watch move goal with the HeartWatch move goal when displaying your character's appearance & related red move ring.

  • Sedentary in Evening - we know that some people take it easy in the evening, but others don't. If you do generally relax in the evening, toggle this on so that HeartWatch can better understand and predict your forecasts

  • Progress Updates - this allows notifications to send to your Apple Watch. You will receive progress updates during the day and also current day forecasts. Set the times for the alerts that would best help you meet your goals. By default all 3 alerts will turn on, but you can turn off any of the alerts by holding down the "-" option and it will scroll to 'off'. This is handy if you would only like an evening alerts and not any others during the day

Steps Tile

  • The Steps tile shows the number of steps for the day

  • The Steps tile show the day's current Step % progress in the main badge. The closer to 100%, the closer you are to your goal

  • Your current steps and goal are shown below the main badge

  • Swipe the tile to view how your 21 day trend is tracking (see gauge image). This also shows how your 21 day habit status is tracking for steps, eg, coasting

  • Touch and hold the tile to open the Dashboards view

  • Tap the tile to go to the Steps Habit Status

Steps Habit Status

  • The top trend line displays the last 21 days for your step %, with the current step % to the right

  • Tap the trend line to go into Dashboards for additional information

  • Habit Status analyses your previous 21 days and shows you what habit you are developing for your Steps, such as 'Easing up' or 'Improving'

  • An improvement zone range can be seen, this is also reflected in the Step Tile on the previous screen

  • Recommended shows you the target based on your goal settings. Tap here to drill into Goal Settings (more information on this below)

  • You can toggle to use the new smart goals as your rings back on the homepage. This will replace the default Apple ring targets in HeartWatch only

  • You can scroll down to see all your readings in finer detail

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Steps Goals

  • While in the Steps Habit Status view, tap on Goals in the top right corner or tap on the Recommended link, this will open the Steps Goals to tailor your activity

  • Default Goal - this is the standard goal setup with your Apple Activity Rings. Unless you manually update it, it will always stay the same, like 10,000 every single day. Using HeartWatch Activity goals, your steps will automatically update every day based on what you do (or don't do) if you select to use the recommended goal

  • Use Recommended Goal - this will apply the HeartWatch smart goals as your preferred targets within HeartWatch

  • Goal Level - this is where the smarts come in, as you can elect to try improve at the bare minimum, a mild improvement, or push it the extreme. It is all up to you, but HeartWatch will take this level and recommend targets and forecasts for you automatically

  • Your Minimum Goal - a safety net is always handy, so if you have a minimum number of steps that you want to make sure HeartWatch keeps you above, like say 6000, enter that here

  • Sedentary in Evening - we know that some people take it very easy in the evening and not use as many steps, but others don't. If you do generally relax in the evening, toggle this on so that HeartWatch can better understand and predict your steps forecasts

  • Progress Alerts - this allows notifications to send to your Apple Watch. You will receive progress updates during the day and also current day forecasts. Set the times for the alerts that would best help you meet your goals

Distance Tile

  • The Distance tile shows the distance (kms/miles) for the day

  • The Distance tile show the day's current Distance % progress in the main badge. The closer to 100%, the closer you are to your goal

  • Your current distance and goal are shown below the main badge

  • Swipe the tile to view how your 21 day distance trend is tracking (see gauge image). This also shows how your 21 day habit status is tracking for distance, eg, easing up

  • Touch and hold the tile to open the Dashboards view

  • Tap the tile to go to the Distance Habit Status (see below)

Distance Habit Status

  • The top trend line displays the last 21 days for your distance %, with the current distance % to the right in a circle

  • Tap the trend line to go into Dashboards for additional information

  • Habit Status analyses your previous 21 days and shows you what habit you are developing for your Distance covered, such as 'Improving' or 'Coasting'

  • An improvement zone range can be seen, this is also shown in the Distance Tile on the previous screen

  • Recommended shows you the target based on your goal settings. Tap here to drill into Goal Settings (more information on this below)

  • You can toggle to use the new smart goals as your rings back on the homepage. This will replace the default Apple ring targets in HeartWatch only

  • You can scroll down to see all your readings in finer detail

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Distance Goals

  • While in the Distance Habit Status view, tap on Goals in the top right corner or tap on the Recommended link, this will open the Distance Goals to tailor your activity

  • Default Goal - this is the standard goal setup previously in HeartWatch using laps. Using the new HeartWatch Activity goals, your distance will automatically update every day based on what you do (or don't do) if you select to use the recommended goal

  • Use Recommended Goal - this will apply the HeartWatch smart goals as your preferred targets within HeartWatch

  • Goal Level - this is where the smarts come in, as you can elect to try improve at the bare minimum, a solid improvement, or push it the extreme. It is all up to you, but HeartWatch will take this level and recommend targets and forecasts for you automatically

  • Your Minimum Goal - a safety net is always handy, so if you have a minimum distance that you want to make sure HeartWatch keeps you above, like say 8kms, enter that here

  • Sedentary in Evening - we know that some people take it very easy in the evening and not cover as much distance, but others get super active. If you do generally relax in the evening, toggle this on so that HeartWatch can better understand and predict your distance forecasts

Weight Tile

  • The Weight tile shows your weight (kgs/lbs) for the day

  • Tip - use the Watch app measurements to record weight by speaking it. See Watch Use for instructions

  • The Weight tile shows a trend line of your recent weight recordings. The light grey line is your 21 day avg to compare against

  • Your current weight and 21 day avg can be seen below the trend line

  • Swipe the tile to view a longer 8 week weight trend. Your 8 week average can also be seen below the trend line

  • Tap or Touch and hold the tile to open the Dashboards view pre-loaded to Weight. Refer to Dashboards for more information on how to explore your trends

Disable Apple Activity Notifications

With the arrival of the new HeartWatch goals and alerts, you may like to disable the native Apple activity notifications that currently send by default on all Apple Watches. Follow these easy steps to disable:

  1. Open the Apple Watch app (looks like watch side on)

  2. Select the Notifications option

  3. Tap the Activity option

  4. Turn off some or all of the options on this screen

In the example below, I like to still receive the Apple Challenges and Sharing Notifications, but all the others I disable as I prefer the automated goal and forecast alerts from HeartWatch.

Turning Tiles On & Off

If you have some Tiles that you seldom use, you can easily turn these off by going to Settings and tapping on the HeartWatch Tiles option. Any tiles with a tick will show, those without will be hidden, it's that easy.

Activity Video

Try the following video which shows the basics for using the Activity Tiles:

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