Wet option but if your workout is more high intensity and shorter breaks than HIIT. I was stoked when OS5 gave me a dedicating Hiding workout setting, the wife and I “Hike the Whites” all the time.
We would need a new also, field research and smart weights that talk to the watch for that. I use symbolic for weight lifting, mainly because I like the rest timer between intervals and it is relatively easy to track reps and also change or edit the sets.
But I don't think any lifting app for the watch is particularly easy to change the reps or weights or set up new lifts; so they all have compromises. If by kettle bells you are doing kettle bell swings, I have hunted for an app that would count the reps automatically, mostly unsuccessfully. So I have experimented with Fit counter for this, and it sometimes works really well, and sometimes it seems to either not count most reps and/or resets to default settings.
It seems like a kettle bell swing would be such a unique and obvious motion the watch's sensors should be able to track that. I have other altimeter apps that I do use and like, but I will probably end up using work outdoors most of the time, since that has activity tracking, elevation, and a map all in one.
The Apple Watch has always been a handy tool for tracking and recording workouts and physical activity, but you can do even more courtesy of watchOS 7. With the latest version, you can track additional workouts and activities.
The Apple Watch has long supported several default workouts such as walking, running, cycling, and rowing. You can see all the activities available by opening the Workout app on your watch and swiping down the list.
Swipe down the array of other workouts to discover Archery, Bowling, Equestrian Sports, Golf, Hockey, Jump Rope, Paddling, Tai Chi, Wrestling, and much more. A Summary screen displays your total time, calories, and other data.
Swipe to the bottom of the Summary screen and tap Done to record the workout. You can set reminders on your Apple Watch to tell you to start and stop a workout if the watch detects that you're performing some type of physical activity.
Open the Settings app on your Watch, swipe to the bottom of the screen, and tap Workout. The one drawback with using the workout reminder is that it can take several minutes to notice that you're working out and even longer to realize you've stopped.
So this feature is best for longer workouts, such as a long hike or bike ride. If reminders are enabled and you're in the middle of a workout, your watch should ask if you want to record it.
Start walking, running, or biking without telling your watch, and it should detect the activity you're performing. You may choose to record your workout if the watch identifies the correct activity.
Power Saving Mode turns off cellular connectivity and the built-in heart rate sensor during walking and running workouts to extend battery life. After you've compiled some workouts, you can check your history through the Activity app on your watch.
The app shows your activity for the current day in the form of rings around the circle as well as individual charts. The red Move chart displays the calories you've burned since the start of the day.
Swipe down the screen to see the specific details for the day’s physical activity so far. Tap Change Move Goal to increase or decrease the number of calories you want to burn each day.
The History tab displays activity data and details for the current day. Tap the left arrow next to the month at the top of the screen to display a calendar.
The Trends section also provides advice on how you can improve your results for a specific goal. You receive awards based on achieving certain workout and activity goals.
Tap the + button and select the desired person from your contact list. In the Sharing tab of the Fitness app on your iPhone, tap the person's name.
After the competition has started, you can check and compare the activity numbers for you and the other person. You can then view the final numbers and send a message to the other person, invite them to another challenge, or dismiss the screen.
Fitness+ is a compelling at-home and on-the-go workout companion for Apple Watch users, featuring a variety of studio-style classes with excellent music and instruction you can stream on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. Pace and distance: Apple Watch Series 2 or later has built-in GPS to track these metrics and provide a map of your walk in the workout summary on your iPhone.
For the most accurate GPS hold your iPhone in your hand, or wear it on an armband or waistband. To improve the accuracy of these metrics, first bring your iPhone along and accumulate at least 20 minutes of outdoor walking using the Workout app to calibrate your watch.
For Apple Watch Series 2 or earlier, bring your iPhone along to track your elevation. Pace and distance: Apple Watch Series 2 or later has built-in GPS to track these metrics and provide a map of your outdoor run in the workout summary on your iPhone.
To improve the accuracy of these metrics, first bring your iPhone along and accumulate at least 20 minutes of outdoor running using the Workout app to calibrate your watch. For Apple Watch Series 2 or earlier, bring your iPhone along to track your elevation.
Power Saving Mode disables the Always On display, the heart rate sensor and cellular data during walking and running workouts. For longer workouts, you can choose to use a Bluetooth chest strap instead of the built-in heart rate sensor.
Here's how to turn on Power Saving Mode, and here's how to connect Bluetooth accessories to your Apple Watch. You can sync music and podcasts directly to your Apple Watch ahead of time, so you can enjoy your content even when you're out of range of your iPhone.
If you bring your iPhone with you, your watch can use Bluetooth for battery-intensive functions like connectivity, streaming music or podcasts, accessing Siri, and more. Choose Indoor Cycle for activities like taking a spin class or riding a stationary bike.
Speed and distance: Apple Watch Series 2 or later has built-in GPS to track these metrics and provide a map of your outdoor cycle in the workout summary on your iPhone. For Apple Watch Series 1 or earlier, bring your iPhone along to track your speed and distance.
Choose HIIT for cycles of intense exercise, followed by shorter periods of rest or recovery. Some irregular movements in HIIT workouts might prevent a heart rate measurement.
If you're not able to get a consistent heart rate during HIIT workouts, you can connect your Apple Watch to a Bluetooth chest strap. Choose To hike to track pace, distance, elevation gain, and calories burned.
Apple Watch Series 3 or later has a built-in altimeter to calculate and display your elevation, so you don't need to bring your iPhone along when you work out. Choose Cool down after completing another workout when you want to continue with easy moves and stretches as you recover.
Choose Core Training for exercises that build strength for the abdominal and back. When the workout starts, the screen automatically locks to prevent accidental taps from water droplets.
Learn how to swim with your Apple Watch and view your workout history, including auto sets and splits. GPS isn't used during a Pool Swim, and water might prevent a heart-rate measurement, but calories, laps, and distance will still be tracked using the built-in accelerometer.
Open Water Swim: GPS will only provide distance when you do a freestyle stroke. You should pick the one that best describes your activity, but you don’t have to maintain a steady pace and you can mix speeds in either one.
Apple Watch Series 2 or later optimizes tracking for outdoor wheelchair-pushing workouts at a walk and run pace. Apple Watch Series 1 or earlier optimizes tracking for outdoor wheelchair-pushing workouts at a walk and run pace.
Both wheelchair workouts measure time, pace, distance, calories, and heart rate. To measure time, calories, and heart rate for workouts like hand cycling and wheelchair basketball, choose Other.
In all workouts, the Heart Rate and Motion sensors work together to give you accurate credit.