How to (unintentionally) cheat with the Activity app

On New Year’s day I walked to a local coffee shop and used the “outdoor walk” workout to get closer to closing my rings for the day. When I got there, my Move goal was way higher than it should be.

I eventually figured out why. I had tried out a badly designed workout app and had to enter my height and weight (replacing their sample entries). Somehow it wrote ludicrous data into the Health app. If you weigh over 800 pounds and are only two feet tall, you get a LOT of points for a ten minute walk!

I fixed the values in the Health app and deleted the workout app (I won’t name it, since I am unsure if I made two typos or if it was truly a bug in the app, and I sure as heck am not reinstalling it).