Whether you’re heading out for a hike or hitting the gym, here’s how to get the most from every workout with Apple Watch. To get the most accurate measurements on your Apple Watch, make sure your personal information is up to date.
While you probably entered these stats when you first set up your Apple Watch, you can update them by opening the Watch app on your iPhone. Then scroll down and tap Health. ♪ Music playing ♪ Tap edit to update your information.
If you’re a wheelchair user, you can choose an optimized activity and workout experience. Tap Done when you’re finished. Now you’re ready to start a workout. Let’s go. On your Apple Watch, open the Workout app, then select a workout type.
There are more than a dozen workouts to choose from, including hiking, yoga, cycling, and running. Working towards a specific goal? You can set one by tapping the ellipsis in the upper right. You can select an open goal, distance goal, calorie goal, or time goal.
For outdoor runs, you can also set a pace alert with an average mile or rolling mile goal pace. As you run, your watch will alert you if you’re ahead of or behind your target pacing. We’ll just set a time goal of 30 minutes.
To start your workout, tap Start and wait for the three-second countdown after setting your goal, or tap the screen to skip it. Alternatively, you can tell Siri what you want to do by saying something like, “Hey Siri, go for a 30-minute outdoor run.
” On Apple Watch Series 3 or later, just raise your wrist and speak. No need to say, “Hey Siri.” And if you ever forget to record a workout, that’s OK. Your Apple Watch can automatically detect when you’re running, walking, swimming or on the elliptical or rowing machine and remind you to start a workout.
Want to pause or skip a track on your workout playlist? Just swipe left on your watch. For tracking and comparing different sections of a workout, such as a lap around a running track or a 10-minute bike interval, you can mark a segment.
To do this, just double tap the screen during your workout. You can examine your segment data when it appears on screen or in your workout summary in the workouts tab of the Activity app. To end a workout, swipe right on your Apple Watch and tap the End button.
If you’re just taking a short break, you can pause a workout by either tapping the pause button or pressing both the Digital Crown and side button at the same time. In watchOS 5 or later, your Apple Watch can also sense when you’re done with a workout and will tap you on the wrist with a prompt.
If you’re doing more than one workout type in a single session like moving between cardio machines at the gym or switching from a run to yoga, you can quickly create a new workout. To do this, tap the New button, select your next workout, and you’re ready to go.
Now you’re ready to hit the trails, the treadmill, or the yoga mat with your Apple Watch. For more helpful Apple Watch tips, subscribe to the Apple Support channel or click another video to keep watching.