Your watch keeps track of your overall level of activity throughout the day. This is an important factor whether you just aim to be fit and healthy or you are training for an upcoming competition.
It is good to be active, but when training hard, you need to have proper rest days with low activity.
The activity counter automatically resets at midnight every day. At the end of the week (Sunday), the watch provides a summary of your activity showing your average for the week and daily totals.
From the watch face display, swipe up or press the lower button to see your total steps for the day.
Your watch counts steps using an accelerometer. The total step count accumulates 24/7, also while recording training sessions and other activities. However, with some specific sports, such as swimming and cycling, steps are not counted.
In addition to steps, you can tap on the display to see estimated calories for the day.
The large number in the center of the display is the estimated amount of active calories you have burned so far. Below this you see the total calories burned. The total includes both active calories and your Basal Metabolic Rate (see below).
The ring in both displays indicates how close you are to your daily activity goals. These targets can be adjust to your personal preferences (see below)
You can also check your activity over the last seven days with a swipe to the right. Tap the screen or press the middle button to switch between steps and calories.
You can adjust your daily goals for both steps and calories. While in the activity display, tap and hold your finger on the screen or keep the middle button pressed to open the activity goal settings.
When setting your steps goal, you define the total number of steps for the day.
The total calories you burn per day is based on two factors: your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) and your physical activity.
Your BMR is the amount of calories your body burns while at rest. These are the calories your body needs to stay warm and perform basic function like blink your eyes or beat your heart. This number is based on your personal profile, including factors such as age and gender.
When you set a calorie goal, you define how many calories you want to burn in addition to your BMR. These are your so-called active calories. The ring around the activity display advances according to how many active calories you burn during the day compared to your goal.