Category: fitness

How to Get Started With Apple Fitness+

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Apple is all about the three Ss these days: subscriptions, services, and saturation (for its new iMacs, at least). And while you can hardly blame the company for wanting to diversify its revenue, it can sometimes feel like there’s just a lot to buy from Apple—with a recurring monthly payment, that is. However, you…

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How to Challenge a Friend to an Apple Watch Activity Competition

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Want to get competitive with your Apple Watch? You can challenge a friend, family member, coworker, or anyone else with an Apple Watch to an activity competition!

Competition is always a good way to spur people on to achieve a goal, and that’s most definitely the case in terms of exercise. Sure, you can compete with yourself, set fitness goals, and gain your own achievements but competing with a friend adds some much-needed spice. And you can do it all from your Apple Watch.


You’re probably already sharing your Activity data with your friends, but going…

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How to Set Up Cardio Fitness Levels on iPhone & Apple Watch

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Have you ever wanted to measure your cardio fitness and determine your endurance during workouts and jogs? In that case, you’re in for a treat since Apple now allows users to easily check their cardio fitness levels directly on their iPhones, provided they use an Apple Watch as well.

With the recent iOS 14.3 and watchOS 7.2 software updates, Apple released a new Health app feature that shows cardio fitness levels with the help of your Apple Watch. This is made possible by measuring VO2 max which is considered to be the most valid measure of cardiovascular…

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How to Sign Up for Apple Fitness+

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Want to workout with a digital personal trainer and your Apple Watch? Apple already offers a bunch of subscription services like Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple News+, iCloud, and Apple Arcade for its users. To add one more to the list, the company just released its new Fitness+ service that’s built around the Apple Watch.

Fitness+ aims to change the way you take care of your fitness and manage your workout routine. The service gives you access to a library of workout videos that are tailored to you based on the metrics from your Apple Watch. If you’re not…

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How to Set Fitness Goals on Apple Watch

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The Apple Watch has spent the last few years turning itself into the go-to wearable for people who like to keep tabs on their health. Whether it’s their heart rate, sleep pattern, or just how much they move, the Apple Watch can track it. But for many users, its bread and butter is in telling you when you’ve done enough exercise, and you can do that by setting fitness goals on the device.

Much of that functionality revolves around the Activity app and it comes pre-installed on all Apple Watches – and iPhones, for that matter. The app can keep tabs on your…

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How to Use, Enable, and Disable Fall Detection on Apple Watch

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The Apple Watch has a ton of features that are designed to keep you safe. One of those is the ability to call emergency services if you take a fall and are unable to get back up. We’re going to show you how to enable this useful – and important – feature, as well as actually how to use it.

Fall Detection is supported by Apple Watch Series 4 and newer watches. It also pulls your emergency contact details from the Medical ID on your iPhone, so make sure you have that set up ASAP.

How to Enable Fall Detection on Apple Watch

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How to Start & End a Swimming Workout on Apple Watch

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Your Apple Watch is a wonderful exercise companion and it can not only keep tabs on your workout but provide insights into your health as well. Apple Watch Series 2 and later can also be used to track swimming, just like running or other activities. But the way Workouts handles a swim is slightly different. Don’t worry, we’re going to walk – bad pun intended! – you through it.

It doesn’t matter if you’re someone training for the Olympics or an amateur who likes to know whether their length times are on point, tracking activity using an Apple Watch…

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How to Start, Pause, & Stop Workouts on Apple Watch

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If you say the words “Apple Watch” to someone the first thing they are most likely to think about is health and fitness. Apple has spent the last few years making the Apple Watch synonymous with working out and staying healthy. So if you’re a new Apple Watch owner you’re quite likely looking to work out with it, right? Here we’re going to explain how to do the most important parts of using the Workout app – starting, pausing, and stopping a workout on Apple Watch.

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