Tracking a Cardio Activity on the Apple Watch App

Tracking a cardio activity using the Apple Watch App gives clients more flexibility to train according to their fitness routines with activities they enjoy! In addition, you and your clients get access to real-time data when using the Apple Watch App, insights that help clients take their training up a notch. 

 

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How can clients track a cardio activity using the Apple Watch App? 

There are two ways to track a cardio activity using the Apple Watch App. 

  1. Starting an activity on the mobile app with the Apple Watch App connected in companion mode.
  2. Starting an activity on the Apple Watch App. 

1. Starting an activity on the mobile app.

  • Clients can click the + icon inside the mobile app to bring up the menu, where they can select Activity to start a cardio activity. 

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  • They can then select from a list of all the cardio activities available to start tracking, ranging from skiing, yoga, pilates, soccer, and more. 

 

  • Setting a target 
    • Performance Cardio Activities
      • On mobile, for distance based cardio activities, like running, walking, cycling, rowing, and the elliptical, clients will be able to set the following targets:
          • Distance
          • Time
          • Start with no target
    • Non-performance Cardio Activities
      • On mobile, for time based cardio activities, which includes all other cardio activities, clients can only set a time target. 

 

  • Once the cardio activity has started, if the client has set up their Apple Watch App, it will detect it and connect to the Apple Watch. Clients will enter into companion mode and be able to see their progress and data on their watch screen. 

2. Starting an activity on the Apple Watch App 

Clients can now track all activities straight from their Apple Watch App without the mobile app, making tracking their fitness easy. 

  • From their Apple Watch App, clients need to click Cardio on the Let's Start! menu. 
  • Clients will be able to select from a list of cardio activities like skiing, yoga, pilates, soccer, and more to begin tracking. 

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  • To start the cardio activity without a target, clients can tap the area where the name of the activity is. If they would like to set up a target, they need to tap the three dots on the right-hand side.

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  • Setting a target 
    • Performance Cardio Activities
      • For distance based cardio activities, like running, walking, cycling, rowing, and the elliptical, clients will be able to set the following targets:
          • Distance
          • Time
    • Non-performance Cardio Activities
      • For time based cardio activities, which includes all other cardio activities, clients can only set a time target. Screen_Shot_2021-01-13_at_1.05.24_PM.png

 

  • Indoor/Outdoor Selection
    • After selecting the cardio activity with or without a target, if applicable for the cardio activity, the client will be able to indicate the activity is an indoor or outdoor activity. 

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What data will appear as clients track cardio activities with the Apple Watch App?

When clients connect to the Apple Watch App and complete a workout or cardio activity, they get to view real-time data right from their wrist.

 

Clients can see the amount of calories burned, their time or distance targets, heart rate data, including heart rate and heart rate zone. All of this data will also be recorded within the app, allowing you and your client to look back on their performance.

 

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Short-cut to track the most recent three activities.

It is now easier than ever to track a cardio activity using the Apple Watch App. If clients have been tracking activities, they can view their three most recently tracked activities at the very top of their activities list. 

 

These activity shortcuts remember not only the type of activity, but also the target they set, and whether if it was an indoor or outdoor activity. Because of this, there is no button to set up a target for these activity shortcuts. 

 

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