Why is my Apple Watch not tracking my cycling Distance?

On the iPhone, please go to > Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Motion Calibration & Distance, and make sure that’s enabled. More about that under the “Check your settings” part of this link: Calibrating your Apple Watch for improved Workout and Activity accuracy.

Does Apple watch track Distance on bike?

When you run or walk, your Apple Watch taps you every mile or kilometer, and it shows you an update on the screen. If you’re cycling, your Apple Watch taps you every five miles or kilometers instead.

Why is my apple watch not tracking Distance?

Check your settings

Tap Privacy > Location Services. Make sure that Location Services is turned on. Scroll down, then tap System Services. Make sure that Motion Calibration & Distance is turned on.

How do I track my outdoor bike on Apple Watch?

Track ride data in the Workout app

Select Outdoor Cycling if you’ll ride your bike outdoors. Handcycle is also an option. The Apple Watch keeps track of important information during your cycling workout, such as your heart rate, your average speed, and your elevation gain in meters. You can easily set a cycling goal.

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How do I use my Apple Watch for cycling?

All Apple Watches from the Series 3 onward now have auto pause and auto resume for bike rides, but it might not be turned on by default. Find it by going to Settings > Workout > Auto pause and turning the toggle on, either on the Watch itself or in the app on the iPhone.

Why did my workout not count as exercise on Apple Watch?

Why isn’t my activity counted under Exercise Minutes? … Walking workouts tracked by the Apple Watch require a certain intensity for those workouts to register as Exercise Minutes. While long walks are great for your overall fitness, they may not raise your heart rate significantly enough to register in Apple Health.

How do I add miles to my Apple Watch?

To change the units for distance on Apple Watch: On your iPhone, in the Health app, go to: Health Data (tab) > Activity > Walking + Running Distance > Unit > select mi or km as desired. The change will be reflected automatically in the Activity app and Workout app on your Apple Watch.

Why won’t my Apple watch track my walking?

If your Apple Watch is worn too loosely, it can believe that it has been removed, causing activity to not be tracked. If you would prefer to receive Exercise credit for the full duration of workouts, regardless of their estimated intensity levels, then track them via the Workout app using “Other” as the activity type.

Why does cycling not close my exercise ring?

Active Workouts

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Obviously, when you’re doing a cycling workout, the Apple Watch realizes that you’re not going to be moving your wrist all that much, so instead it calculates your exercise minutes based primarily on your elevated heart rate, although there are likely other movement factors involved here as well.

Why doesn’t my outdoor walk count as exercise on my Apple Watch?

You have to do what Apple calls a “brisk walk.” In my particular case, I have to walk at close to 3 mph and have a heart rate close to or above 110 BPM for the walk to be registered and counted as exercise. Anything lower than those numbers will show that I did not exercise.