I’ve had an Apple Watch for a few years, and liked it enough to upgrade to the latest (Series 6 at this writing). Much like the Garmin it mostly replaced, the  Watch will keep track of my activity during the day, and then it keeps track over a period of months to see if you’re trending toward “more active” or “less active”. The watch will also do a crude measure of VO2Max, which is one indicator of fitness. It will also measure a rough approximation of calories burned throughout the day. And then pretty graphs are produced.

Gray is the prior 9 months

In order to measure that number, the wearer of the watch needs to get their butt out the door and go for a walk or a run so that the watch has something to measure. I was amused by the big gaps in December/January and March. December is explained by The Medical Ordeal which knocked me out of contention for about a month. And then juuuust when I was walking enough each day to start to keep the numbers steady, the second surgery comes and leaves a gap. That gap in September? Wildfires, when no one was doing much of anything outside. I don’t know what the hell was going on in June and July.

I don’t have much of a point to make with this, other than the obvious (have surgery, and you might not do a lot of exercising). I’m easily entertained by charts that correlate to the roller coaster of a year we’ve had, I suppose.

Man, should have run more in January

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