New in watchOS 5, you can optionally receive an alert to start the correct workout and/or get reminded to end your session in case you forget. If you don’t need auto-workout detection to start and stop your sessions, disabling it will help prolong your Apple Watch battery life.
With this cool new app, you can record, save and view detailed sessions of heart rate data using HealthKit and without starting an active workout. Simply record sessions on your Apple Watch and view a detailed summary on your iPhone.
Third-party developers are now taking advantage of the built-in GPS and altimeter in Apple Watch Series 3, as well as custom workout APIs released in watchOS 4.2, to enable tracking of specialized metrics and the ability to find their friends on the mountain with a glance at the wrist.
For Apple’s second-inaugural internal activity challenge, a new prize will be included for those who earn the gold. A custom black nylon strap with an activity ring-themed loop that won’t be available for purchase.