What are Active Minutes?
Generally, active minutes denotes increased activity or effort as registered by your device. Depending on the technology in your device, that could mean an increased heart rate or faster movement.
All activity is not automatically counted as active minutes. For example, a slower-paced walk may not count towards your active minutes total. Stridekick will only sync what your device counts as active minutes!
Where Should My Active Minutes Appear in Stridekick?
Your active minutes that have synced into your Stridekick account from your device should appear here in the 'Your Activity' section of the Stridekick dashboard. You can swipe to the left to view past active minute totals as well.
If you'd like to view historical active minute data, you'll want to check out your Activity Insights, where you can see weekly, monthly and yearly averages and your all-time best days for steps, distance and active minutes.
How Do I Earn Active Minutes?
iPhone/Apple Health Users
The Apple Health app for iPhone unfortunately does not record active minute data. This means that if you're using an iPhone to record your steps, you won't be able to sync any active minute data to Stridekick regardless of your time spent on the move.
Please note: This does not apply to users with an Apple Watch since the Activity app sends Exercise minutes to the Health app to sync to Stridekick.
All Other Users
Google Fit, Fitbit, Garmin, Misfit, and Withings can all record active minute data to send to Stridekick. If you still aren't syncing any active minutes to Stridekick, this may indicate that your device isn't picking up that activity as active time. Each device tracks active minutes differently, so you'll need to refer to your specific device brand to learn more about how they track those minutes.
Please note: Within Google Fit, active minutes are called Move Minutes. The Move Minutes you see in Google Fit should sync to Stridekick as active minutes.