May 14, 2019

Apple Watch Workout App

When working out with the Apple Watch, you can set the activity when it starts or wait until the Watch notices that you're doing an activity.

It's pretty cool to get notified that an activity is in progress - sometimes when your at the gym your focus on the workout then tracking it.

Apple Watch Workouts

Seven Cool Features of using the WorkOut App

The Workout has Views and Presets for Outdoor Walk, Outdoor Run, Outdoor Cycle, Indoor Walk, Indoor Run, Indoor Cycle, Elliptical, Rower, Stair Stepper, High-Intensity Interval Training, Hiking, Yoga, Pool and Swim, and Open Water Swim.

Some machines have support for the Apple Gym Kit, which allows you to share information from the machine and the Watch. For example, the Watch can get detail Workout information and the Machine can get heartbeat information.

Using the Apple iPhone you can enable a Workout Playlist to play while you workout. This will start playing as soon as you start any type of workout. (You can select any Playlist from your Music Library)

You can make recording even easier by telling Siri, "go for a seven-minute run"

As you run, you will get a tap with every mile or kilometer. This is a good metric to use to see if the Apple Watch is in sync with an indoor machine.

Using the iPhone you can set the different Metrics to show on the watch. For example, by default, it shows the Active Calories and Total Calories. Which I don't really care about when I am running on the treadmill. So I removed both and added Average Pace and Current Pace.

In the Outdoor Run, there's an extra alert that you have - Pace Alert. This lets you choose a target pace for your run and your watch will alert you when you're ahead or behind. This is great to use when you targeting running a 5k. You set this up by click on the three dots on the Outdoor run and you'll see Pace Alerts on the bottom of the screen. You will get notified at each mile.

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