Starting up a new fitness plan always sounds like a great plan but when it comes to sticking to it and following it forever, that’s where most of us fail! Well, no matter how hard you try fitness is not something that can be achieved overnight. It is more like a way of pursuing a healthy lifestyle for the rest of your life. And working out with smart gadgets is even better as it helps you to achieve your fitness goals faster by giving you an overview of all your physical activities. Apple Watch can be your all-time fitness companion and work out buddy as it allows you to set custom goals, improve tracking, display accurate stats of your workout sessions and much more.
So, if you’re just planning on starting your fitness journey or already far ahead on it here are a some of the best Apple watch tips and tricks that will help you to make the most of your run!
Update Your Personal Profile
Like they say, first things first! It’s really important for your gadgets to know all about you, as much as possible. So, to make sure that your Apple watch knows all about you here’s what you need to do. Update your basic profile info and fill in accurate information including gender, weight, height, age etc. This can help Apple watch to roll more accurate results about how many calories you have burned in a certain distance. Launch Apple watch app on your iOS device, select “My Watch” tab, head on to Health, tap on edit and make sure your profile has all the right info.
Reset Fitness Calibration Data
The next thing to do for the device to know you better is calibrating the watch to your personal pace. This will help you to see more accurate results of your run especially during the times when GPS signal are not so strong or in areas or poor reception. For this you might have to start afresh, head on to Watch app on your iOS device, select “My Watch” tab, tap on “Privacy” and select “Reset Fitness Calibration Data” option.
By doing so you can even leave your find behind at home and just wear your Apple watch during your run. That stats will automatically get updated and your watch will continue to learn about your stride.
Apple Watch is indeed one smart fitness gadget. Not many of us know about this but it keeps track of more than 8 fitness metrics including your average pace, distance, duration, elevation gain and more. Yes, we know you don’t see all of that on your Watch screen. Well, you can customize these fitness metrics by making a few tweaks in settings. Head on to watch app on your iOS device, scroll down to Workout option in “My Watch” tab. Tap on “Workout View” and select “Outdoor Run” option. On the next screen, hit the edit button to customize the metrics as per your preference.
Set Fitness Goals
Setting goals is the one thing that motivates you during your fitness journey and help you move forward each day. So, you can set daily fitness goals on your Apple Watch as well. To do so tap on the three dots next to the type of run you’re selecting. Here you can set your goals on Apple watch based on distance, calories or time.
Power Saving Mode
If you have decided on running for long miles, you surely don’t want your Apple Watch’s battery to die, right? For an extended battery life, you can switch to power saving mode on Apple watch will help the battery last for a longer duration. On your Apple watch go to Settings>General>Workout and enable the “Power Saving Mode” option.
Activate Auto Pause
Taking a walk-in city traffic can get really messy! You have to stop at each and every signal or when any person bumps in your pathway. So, if you don’t want your workout sessions to get hindered by this you can activate the Auto Pause option. Head on to Settings>General>Workout, and toggle Auto Pause option.
So folks, here were some of the best Apple Watch tips and tricks to make the most of your run! Whether you’re a seasoned runner or starting off your running routine right from today these tips will really help you to achieve fitness goals faster!