Tracking a workout or 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.
In this article:
- How can clients track a workout or cardio activity and set targets using the Apple Watch App?
- What data will appear as clients track workouts and cardio activities with the Apple Watch App?
- Short-cut to track the most recent three activities.
How can clients track a workout or cardio activity using the Apple Watch App?
There are two ways to track a cardio activity using the Apple Watch App. You can always start a workout from the mobile app and 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.
In the steps below, we'll go over how to start a workout or cardio activity directly from the Apple Watch App.
- From their Apple Watch App, clients need to click Workout or Cardio on the Let's Start! menu.
- Clients will be able to select either Workout or Cardio and then select from a list of workouts that the trainer has assigned or from a list of cardio activities like skiing, yoga, pilates, soccer, and more to begin tracking.
- Once they've selected a workout, they can scroll through the workout to see the exercises and will be prompted to click "Start" as shown below:
- If they selected cardio, then they can choose from our list of cardio options. To view a full list of the current available cardio activates as well as how to track cardio activities in more detail, view this article.
What data will appear as clients track workouts or 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.
For workouts: As clients complete each exercise there will be an accompanying tracker to both guide and record a client's progress. Depending on the exercise, it will count down the time if it is a timed exercise, have a stopwatch for a cardio exercise, or a client can enter reps/weights, etc if it is a text target exercise.
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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