The watch and me

I have an iWatch and I wonder how I ever managed without a computer on my wrist. I’m into my second one now, the first, a Series 3, having given up its battery life after three years. So I’m happily with my Series 6.

But we are having a communication issue. It’s a bit humorous, really. Several weeks ago, my left knee decided that it no longer wanted to cooperate with me. Bursitis has been cited as the cause (thankfully no one overtly mentioned age) and after two injections, a doctor’s visit, and physical therapy, I’m exercising by walking again. But my watch has higher aims for me. 

To wit: I can tell it I’m exercising, an outdoor walk, and although I’m not walking the distance I once was, I’m sneaking up on it. And it records the distance, but doesn’t give me 30 minutes of exercise credit for my effort! It shows one minute or maybe two. Am I not walking fast enough? Probably not. The knee, my now determined oldest part of my body, is not up to a fast pace. I’m just glad we’re on some sort of walking terms again. But walking–and I do mean walking–to church the other Sunday, it asked if I was on an elliptical. It would know if that were true because I would have fallen off!

To add insult to injury, it has let me decrease the number of daily calories required to trigger the Move button. I’ve gone from 470 to 420 and then in one week, it wanted 370. I agreed, but the push to 320 was just too much and I didn’t let it. At the moment I’m back to 420 and once I get my speed up, I’ll return to the 470. 

I have high hopes for once again being in the right with my watch. I just need to figure out a way to discuss my knee with it.


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