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.
No matter where you’re off to next, surfing, golfing or a yoga session – we all know it’s famously uncool to start just another generic ‘Other’ workout on your watch. If you’re tired of that, here’s how to get your personalized stickman for any sport… even if you’re into Water Polo.
Just like last year, Apple is once more challenging Apple Watch owners in the US to complete a 5K on Thanksgiving. That is just over 3 miles of either walking or running. If they are able to do so, they will earn a special badge in the Activity app, and an exclusive sticker for use in iMessage.
The new watchOS launching in fall sure promises a bevy of updates for your Workout app, but until then we still have sufficient time to soak up up all the ins and outs of the incumbent watchOS 3. With that, let’s talk about Segments, an almost closeted tool that will help you delineate any ongoing workout.