Configure Activity App: Apple Watch includes many built-in apps, such as Clock, Contacts, Calendar, Friends, Activity, Mail, Maps and so on. The Apple Watch app on iPhone enables you to configure these apps to work with them the way you prefer.
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How to Configure Activity App
The Activity app automatically tracks your progress toward three goals : Move, Exercise and Stand. Move measures movement toward a calorie goal. Exercise measures exercise toward a time goal. Stand encourages you to stand for at least one minute every hour over 12 hours. Users can choose whether to include Activity in Glances, whether to choose which reminders show, goal completions, achievements you receive. It also allows to control how frequently the user sees progress updates.
- Press Home on iPhone to display the Home screen.
- Tap Apple Watch on the Home screen.
- Tap My Watch to view the My Watch screen.
- Tap Activity to display the Activity screen.
- Set the Show in Glances switch to On. Thus you’ll include Activity in Glances (usually it is helpful).
- Set the Stand Reminders switch to On or Off, as you prefer.
- Tap Progress Updates to display the Progress Updates screen.
- Tap the frequency, such as None or Every 6 hours.
- Tap Activity to display the Activity screen.
- Set the Goal Completions switch, the Achievements switch, the Weekly Summary switch to On, if you like.
A Few Activity Apps
Human – Activity & Calorie Tracker: track walking, running, biking and indoor activity by Humanco, Inc.: The world is your gym. Human is an all-day activity tracker that inspires you be more active. Human automatically picks up your walks, runs, bicycle rides, and other activities of a minute or more. You can create a club for your friends, colleagues and family and get active together. You can see your active minutes, distance covered, and calories burnt.
Pocket Yoga by Rainfrog, LLC: With Pocket Yoga you can keep up with your practice at your own pace in the comforts of your own home. Simply roll out your mat, place your device in front, and Pocket Yoga will guide you through your entire session. You can choose between 27 different sessions of varying duration and difficulty. Learn the poses with the pose dictionary containing detailed explanations of the correct posture, alignment, and benefits. Among the features: Detailed voice and visual instruction guides you through every pose, including each inhalation and exhalation.
FitnessBuilder by PumpOne: This comprehensive fitness experience is a portable personal trainer that guides your fitness lifestyle, whether you are new to fitness or a seasoned veteran. Its also the definitive app for fitness professionals, coaches and physical therapists.
Map My Run+ by Under Armour: For every mile you go, you’ll get feedback and stats to help you improve your performance. You will get inspired to reach new running goals with a 40 million member strong community of runners. Whether you’re a beginner looking to log your first mile or a seasoned runner, you’ll find the features and tools you need to stay on track and motivated along the way.
Cyclemeter GPS by Abvio Inc.: Cyclemeter is an application for cyclists ever designed for a mobile device. Built from the ground up for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and iCloud, it makes your iPhone a powerful fitness computer – with maps, graphs, splits, intervals, laps, announcements, zones, training plans and more.
Pedometer++ by Cross Forward Consulting, LLC: You can check your activity progress in Pedometer++ right from your wrist. The Apple Watch app provides concise display for your current day’s activity including step count, distance and floors. Plus, you can see a graph of your last week’s step counts. The Glance view (accessible from the clock face on your Apple Watch) shows a dashboard of how active you have been today.
Fitlist – Workout Log, Fitness Tracker & Exercise Journal with Routines for Bodybuilding, Weightlifting, Gym & Strength Training by Fitmobi, LLC: Track your workouts more easily than ever with Fitlist – for your iPhone and now Apple Watch. The app has been designed to be used while you work out and perfect for anyone doing any type of exercise – bodybuilding, cardio, crossfit, triathlons, circuit training, sports, running, weight loss. Track as little or as much as you want, view your progress and earn rewards doing it.
FitStar Yoga by FitStar, Inc.: You can practice yoga anytime, anywhere with FitStar Yoga! Featuring internationally recognized yoga expert Tara Stiles, FitStar Yoga provides the perfect experience made just for you. From beginners to expert yogis, you’re always just a tap away from a completely personalized yoga session. Whether you’re traveling, can’t make it to the studio or simply prefer the comfort of your own home, just grab a mat and begin. With FitStar Yoga for Apple Watch, you can view your next workout, start a session, see the poses and timing, give feedback, and control the app from your wrist.
Misfit by Misfit Wearables Corporation: This app on Apple Watch gives you motivational quotes to spur you on and helps you tailor workouts to your time constraints. You can also check your progress and see how to do common workout exercises.
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