Apple has just launched a new Close Your Rings page on its website. It promotes the fitness features of the Apple Watch while explaining how each ring works and the health benefits related to them.
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The Apple Watch’s Activity app provides a simple visual snapshot of your daily activity, with three rings telling you everything you need to know. The rings are nested on the home screen which you can glance at throughout the day to see how close you are to reaching your goals. You can also open a separate screen for each of the three categories for more details.
The Stand ring shows how many times you got up during the day to take a break from sitting. The Move ring shows how many active calories you’ve burned. Finally, the Exercise ring shows how many minutes of brisk activity you’ve completed. Your goal? Close the three rings every day.
You close the Move ring by hitting your personal goal of active calories burned, the Exercise ring by completing at least 30 minutes of activity at or above a brisk walk. To round off the three, close the Stand ring by getting up and moving around for at least one minute during 12 different hours in the day.
Apple’s new page page provides provides some novel suggestions on how to achieve each goal. This includes taking the stairs at work, playing with the kids, walking the dog, gardening and cleaning out the garage. The page also highlights monthly activity challenges, rewards and provides tips on how to add the rings to a watch face, how to change goals and more.
While there is no new information on the page, it provides a nice overview of the Rings feature. This should particularly be useful for those considering purchasing Apple’s smartwatch for the first time.
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