Real McCoy

Real McCoyThis is The Real McCoy! To be an exercise star trek your way to your goals using these features:

  • Gauges for calories/kJ, steps, steps this hour, heart rate, distance and active zone minutes.
  • Gauges normally indicate your daily goal in green on the axis. Beside the axis, a green bar shows what you should have achieved by the current time of day: your ‘on-track’ figure.
  • You can swap the meaning of the axis and bar by touching the top of the watch screen. When the axis is in ‘on-track’ mode, the pointer changes to a sideways T.
  • The heart rate gauge uses your cardio zone as both goal and on-track. The lower yellow area is fat-burn; the upper yellow area is peak.
  • Touch the bottom of the watch screen to cycle the info line between units, value and percent of goal or track.
  • The upper light indicates your heart rate zone: slow blink is fat-burn, fast blink is cardio, steady is peak.
  • The middle light flashes at your heart rate.
  • 'Always-On Display' mode (Versa 2 only).

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How are on-track values calculated?

On-track values assume that you're active at a steady rate between the start and end of your 'activity period'. You can adjust the start and end times of your activity period in The Real McCoy's settings, which you can access via the Fitbit app on your phone.

Before and after your activity period, you're assumed to be inactive. You aren't expected to accrue steps, distance or time, and your energy is expected to increase at your basal metabolic rate.

To maximise battery life, on-track values are only recalculated once per minute.

What does the green zone indicate?

he green zone on the axis means different things, depending on whether the axis is scaled to goal or track.

  • In goal mode, the goal is at the bottom tip of the green zone (so you don’t get into the green zone until you’ve fully met the goal).
  • In track mode, the current on-track figure is in the middle of the green zone (so you’ll be in the green zone if you’re close to being on track, even if you’re slightly behind it).

How come 'steps this hour' is wrong?

The third gauge (steps in the current hour) may may under-read slightly when the clockface is restarted, because it has no way of knowing how many steps you took in the current minute before you started it. Any lag will be corrected when the next minute ticks over.