Apple's Website Promotes 'Closing Your Rings' as Fun Way to Maintain Active Lifestyle With Apple Watch

Apple has added a new "Close Your Rings" page to its website that highlights how the Activity app works on Apple Watch.


The page details how Apple Watch users can close the Move ring by hitting their personal goal of active calories burned, close the Exercise ring by completing at least 30 minutes of activity, and close the Stand ring by getting up and moving around for at least one minute during 12 different hours in the day.
Three rings: Move, Exercise, Stand. One goal: Close them every day. It's such a simple and fun way to live a healthier day that you'll want to do it all the time. That's the idea behind the Activity app on Apple Watch.
Apple also provides tips about how to use and customize certain fitness-related features of the Apple Watch, and highlights Achievements and Monthly Challenges that can be earned by closing the rings in the Activity app.


While the page doesn't provide any brand new information, it should be useful for people who are considering purchasing the Apple Watch. Apple has been highlighting individual features on its website more often lately, including a new page that promotes augmented reality use cases powered by its ARKit platform.

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18 weeks ago
Going on 90 consecutive days with every ring closed, it’s become a big motivator to get active.

I used to spend way too much time sitting down for hours on end. These days, I’ve given up on most tv watching and endless internet browsing and I go on a 10k walk every single day. No excuses.

It’s pretty fascinating how such a small thing can make such a big difference in a person’s life.
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18 weeks ago
It certainly does help get many to be more active.
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18 weeks ago
I've recently got super addicted to closing all the rings every day. It really is great motivation, especially the monthly challenges.
Rating: 12 Votes
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18 weeks ago
Ever since my wife and I have gotten our AW3 in November of last year, we've exercised more than we ever have in our lives trying to close our rings. When I started with my AW3 I couldn't run a mile without stopping and now I can run 4 without stopping. Like the other posters said, amazing what a little bit of change does (for good).

I want to ask AW users I see in the wild if I can add them as friends so their exercise notifications can help me - lol. I've only got 2 family members with Apple Watches.
Rating: 11 Votes
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18 weeks ago
Breathing excercises and just general mindfulness are so important to your health that I think it should be included in the daily rings. A green Breath circle in the middle of the rings should be added.
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18 weeks ago
Apple is all about rings these days
Rating: 8 Votes
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18 weeks ago
The one thing I hate about it is the streaks. I want to have the ability to use other dressier watches, but not lose my streak because I don’t wear the thing one day. Even if it was just for the move goal - my iPhone already tracks steps, so let them get injected into the activity app when there is no data from the watch...
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18 weeks ago

It helped me in the beginning but now after 3 years with my Apple Watch i always forget about it and the reminder has gotten annoying more than anything haha

It doesn’t really take much to close the rings. Getting to work and back + a tea every hour in the kitchen and i usually close them all


If you close the move ring by just doing that maybe change your move goal. I have loved these motivation techniques. On Fitbit it was competition with friends. I would do 20k steps everyday and was surprised how much weight I lost by just walking. On Apple Watch I concentrate on move calories and set the goal to 600 active calories at least. Very satisfying if I close all of them.
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difference between move and exercise?


Move counts active calories burnt so if you walk fast or move fast it gives you active calorie count. Obviously there is some algorithm to do that. Exercise uses your heart rate and excessive movements to give you exercise minutes.
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Doesn't your Apple Watch increase its expectations every week to raise the bar until you can't keep up??


It does give you an alert to change your move goal every week if you have been meeting or exceeding it.
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18 weeks ago
This watch has inspired me to get out there, and keep working. I'm pretty consistent, 6-7 days a week. Just did 10 days in a row. However, I am really pissed off at this. No one, and I mean no one, should work out every single day. The interface is simplistic. Just do everything all the time. I'm 65 and it's not good for me to not put a rest day in there once in a while- like once a week. Even elite athletes do that... at some interval. There should not be this emphasis on working out every single day - it ought to be 6 days, or something more complex, like rest days, easy days and harder days. What is wrong with these people that design this? Just like most everything else on the phone, they need to realize that we are not all 12 years old. And we are a community that can afford their products...
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18 weeks ago

Going on 90 consecutive days with every ring closed, it’s become a big motivator to get active.

I used to spend way too much time sitting down for hours on end. These days, I’ve given up on most tv watching and endless internet browsing and I go on a 10k walk every single day. No excuses.

It’s pretty fascinating how such a small thing can make such a big difference in a person’s life.


Agreed! It's cool how simply receiving a little bit of quantitative information can make it so much easier to gamify otherwise tedious activities. It reminds me of this:

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