Apple Watch is another incredible product from Apple.Inc. The smartwatch has various exciting features and helps you achieve your fitness goals. With the Apple Watch, you can track all your steps, exercise routines, etc. In precise, the Apple Watch is a compact device with all the tools you need to monitor and track your health and fitness goals. Of course, with the help of a software called Activity for Apple Watch. It is one such application to track your move, exercise, and stand time collectively. In this article, let us discuss Activity On Apple Watch and its features.

Activity App – Exciting Features

As said earlier, the Activity app on your Apple Watch will track your entire health and fitness goals. It uses three rings that show your Move, Stand, and Exercise routine. The following are a few exciting features of the Activity app on the Apple Watch.

Download Activity App
Download Activity App
  • Start with setting your goals and track your achievement.
  • Track your History on a daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly basis in the calendar view.
  • Check out your active calories and total calories.
  • Not just history, it tracks your activity progress as well.
  • The workout is entirely different from the exercise. Whenever your heartbeat increases, Apple Watch considers that as an exercise. In the case of a workout, you need to log in to the app and add a workout. (Discussed further down)
  • You can also view your heart rate recovery charts.

Set Up Activity App

  • 1. On your WatchOS, open the Activity App. You can open the same on your iPhone too. But ensure the iPhone is connected to your Apple Watch.
  • 2. Now, fill out all the mandatory information like age, height, weight, gender, etc. And then click Continue.
  • 3. Set your Move goal, which means the number of calories you want to burn per day.

Follow along to know more about the Activity on Apple Watch.

The Three Rings

Before you proceed, know that there are three rings on the Activity app.

1. The Move ring

The move ring gives you details about the number of calories being burnt. It will be calculated automatically based on your movements.

Move Ring - Activity On Apple Watch
Move
  • Open the Activity app.
  • Go to rings and long press on the screen.
  • Use + or to increase or decrease the number of calories target.
  • Then tap Update.

2. The Exercise ring

With this ring, you will get to know how much exercise you have finished in a day. Exercising for about 30 minutes is all you need to finish the exercise goal.

Exercise Ring - Activity On Apple Watch
Exercise

As said earlier, your activity will be considered as exercise when your heartbeat elevates. You will get the remainder from Apple Watch every hour. Take a few steps by running, or a brisk walk will do.

3. The Stand ring

Stand Ring - Activity On Apple Watch
Stand

Every hour the stand ring will remind you to move your body. Whether you are standing or sitting doesn’t matter; the Apple Watch wants you to make a motion. You will see the notification once every hour.

Related: Learn to Reset Apple Watch 

All Activity On Apple Watch

1. Start a Workout

Start a Workout - Activity On Apple Watch
Start a Workout
  1. Open the Workout app on the watchOS.
  2. Choose your best-suited workout.
  3. Tap the More button next to the chosen workout. And tap the workout if you don’t want to set a goal.
  4. Tap the screen to skip the countdown.
  5. To open another workout without ending the session, open the Workout app.
  6. Swipe right and tap the New button (+).

Note: Alternatively, request Siri to start a workout.

2. End Pause or Lock your Workout

End Pause or Lock your Workout
End Pause or Lock your Workout
  1. To end a workout, swipe right and then tap the End button.
  2. To pause a workout, you can swipe right and then tap the Pause button. Or you press the digital crown and side button simultaneously and press them again to resume.
  3. To lock the screen, swipe right and then tap the lock button.

3. View Progress

Track your progress
Track your progress
  1. Open the Activity app on watchOS.
  2. Swipe up on each ring to get the activity history.
  3. Swipe up again to see more.
  4. Choose the period.

You can even view this on iPhone too.

  1. Open the app and tap the History tab.
  2. The calendar will be filled with rings.
  3. Tap a day to get more info.

4. Change your Activity Goals

  1. Open the Activity app on your iPhone.
  2. Swipe up to change the goals.
  3. Tap the Plus or Minus to adjust the active calories for your daily Move goal or minutes of your Exercise goal, or hours of your Stand goal. Tap Next and finally tap OK

5. Change your Trends

With the Trend chart, you can see the daily trend on active calories, exercise minutes, etc.

Check you Trends- Activity On Apple Watch
Check you Trends
  1. Open the Activity app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap Summary and swipe up to view Trends.
  3. Then tap See more to know how to turn around any trends.
  4. To view history, tap that particular trend.

6. Change Metrics for each workout

Change Metrics for each workout
Change Metrics for each workout
  1. Open the Apple Watch app on the iPhone.
  2. Tap My Watch >> Workout >> Workout View.
  3. Choose Multiple or Single Metric.
    • Multiple Metric – Can choose 5 metrics for each workout.
    • Single Metric – Turn the digital crown to scroll all metrics.
  4. To add Multiple metrics, tap a workout, choose Edit. Add or remove the metric. Or press and hold to drag and change the positions.

7. Mark Segments in your Workout

You can spilt the whole workout into segments.

Mark Segments in your Workout
Mark Segments in your Workout
  1. While working out, double-tap the Apple Watch screen.
  2. Let your segment summary to appear.
  3. To view all segments:
    • Open the Fitness App on your iPhone.
    • Tap Workouts.
    • Press the particular workout and scroll down.

8. See your Awards

  1. Open the Activity app on the watchOS.
  2. Swipe left for two times. You will be able to view the Awards section.
  3. Scroll up to see your award.
  4. Tap on an award to know more about it.
Check Awards
Check Awards

Or

  1. Open the Fitness app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the Summary tab.
  3. Then scroll to see the awards at the bottom of the screen.

9. Add a Workout

  1. Open the Workout app on the watchOS.
  2. Scroll down and choose Add Workout.
  3. Tap the workout to add.

10. Get Reminders

The remainder totally changes based on the type of workout you choose.

Get Reminders to start and end a workout
Get Reminders to start and end a workout
  1. Open the Settings app on Apple Watch.
  2. Tap Workout.
  3. Then go to Start Workout remainder or

11. Control Reminders

Set Remainders
Set Remainders
  1. Open the Apple Watch app on iPhone.
  2. My watch >> Activity.
  3. Toggle the switches to enable the notifications.
  4. To disable the notifications, toggle the switches.

12. Turn on DnD (Do not Disturb)

  1. Open the Settings app on Apple Watch.
  2. Tap Do Not Disturb.
  3. Then press Workout Do Not Disturb.

13. Saving Power while working out

  1. Open the Apple Watch app on iPhone.
  2. Tap the My Watch tab and choose Workout.
  3. Turn on or off Power saving mode.

14. Checkout History

On your iPhone
Activity history on iPhone
Activity history on iPhone
  1. Open the Fitness App on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the History tab. This will give details about your All-day activity.
  3. A green dot will appear on the days you did your workout.
  4. Tap a day to see details.
  5. Tap the workout tab and choose any workout to know more about a workout.
On your Apple Watch
Activity history on Apple Watch
Activity history on Apple Watch
  1. Open the Activity App n your Apple Watch.
  2. Swipe up to know more details on each ring.
  3. Swipe up again to know more. It includes total steps, your distance, and workouts.
  4. Tap and hold on to the screen. Click on Weekly Summary to get the weekly summary.

15. Suspend daily Coaching

  1. Launch the Apple Watch App on the iPhone.
  2. Go to the My Watch section.
  3. Choose Activity and then turn off Daily Coaching.

Related: Is your watchOS updated? If not, Update Apple Watch.

16. Workouts tracking

  1. Open the Workout app.
  2. Select an activity like running, cycling, swimming, or dancing.
  3. Choose calorie, time, distance, steps, etc.
  4. Rotate the digital crown to set the number.
  5. Tap Start when you being.
  6. Once done, tap stop or end by long press on the screen.
  7. You can also pause the workout in between.

17. Share your Activity with Apple Watch

Add or Remove a Friend
  • Open Activity App on Apple Watch.
  • Swipe left, turn the digital crown to go to go to the bottom of the screen.
  • Tap on Invite a friend >> choose a friend.
  • Tap a friend and choose to remove.

After the friend accepts the invitation, you can enjoy sharing stuff with your friends.

Check your Friend’s Progress
  1. Open Activity App on Apple Watch.
  2. Swipe left, turn the digital crown to go through your friends’ list.
  3. Tap a friend’s name to see their status.
Compete with your Friends

Compete 7 days and earn up to 4200 points.

  1. Open Activity App on Apple Watch.
  2. Swipe left to choose a friend and tap compete.
  3. Select Invite and the competition begins once your friend accepts the invitation.
Change your Friend’s Settings
  1. Open Fitness app on iPhone.
  2. Tap Sharing >> choose a Friend.
    • Mute Notifications.
    • Hide your Activity.
    • Remove the friend.

The Apple Watch and Activity app is just like a boon for your fitness goals. It will remind you, nudge you to do the exercises, and walking. Did we miss something else? Notify us in the comment section.