Last week Dr. Mac promised to tell you about the one feature that makes the Apple Watch indispensable to him this week. So, in this week’s installment of Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves (Episode #290 for those keeping score), he delivers the big reveal…
I’m glad to see that Nike Training Club is now on the Apple Watch. Although I don’t have my watch anymore, I do use Nike Training Club on my iPhone so that I can do bodyweight workouts at home. It’s a great app and I recommend it.
What’s to be expected? A Nike Training Club workout is started on the phone and then the Apple Watch allows for easy check of time or reps remaining on a drill. It also delivers haptic prompts, which signal the beginning of the next drill and run until the workout is complete.
The Nike Training Club (NTC) app will be available globally on the Apple Watch beginning July 25. All 180+ workouts currently available on the NTC app will be supported by the Apple Watch.
App Store: Nike Training Club – Free
Apple’s latest collection of ads, called “Close Your Rings,” highlights people with different fitness lifestyles using their Apple Watch to stay on top of their daily activity.
The marketing around Apple Watch is primarily around health, so we’ve rounded up some watchOS fitness complications.
Apple Watches have a heart rate sensor, and there’s a heart rate monitor built in. But there are also heart rate monitor apps from other developers, and we’ll take a look at four of them.
If all you need is to know if there are bike sharing stations nearby, Apple Maps covers the basics.
9To5Mac shared an Apple Health concept someone put together. It completely reimagines the Health app to be more motivational, similar to what the Apple Watch does. Now, these Apple concepts come and go, but I personally love this one. I think it would be great if the Health app could be more proactive, instead of just being a repository of health data and medical records. Plus, not everyone has an Apple Watch, so it would be nice to have an iOS app that acted more like an Apple Watch-esque fitness coach. The concept presents such things like a Weekly Focus (like monthly Activity Challenges), a Health Review, Activity Tips, Activity Sharing, Achievement Statistics, and better Health Insights. Those features—combined with a new UI design—gives the Health app a much-need facelift. If Apple is integrating machine learning into more of its services, the company should definitely cast a fresh eye at Health.
The first observance of International Women’s Day was held on February 28, 1909.
John Martellaro and the Maccast’s Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to look at ways to spot phishing emails, plus they discuss the conundrum of when to buy a new Apple Watch.
Apple Watch can track your snowboarding, skiing, and snowshoeing activity, just like any other workout. Read on to learn how, and see which activities may require extra apps.
The page is an attractive, rich demonstration of the Apple Watch and how it’s a good fitness wearable.
At this time, Apple only lets you change the Move goal, not Stand or Exercise.
LAS VEGAS – The Spire Health Tag attaches to your regular clothes, turning them into your personal health and fitness tracker. Jeff Gamet checks them out at CES 2018.
Goal-oriented apps to help you stay in shape while forming healthy habits.
Full bellies and food comas aside, it’s time to work off those calories.
If you’re an Apple Watch fitness junkie, then you’ve gotta check out how watchOS 4 can help you track your resting heart rate! Since that’s such an important measurement for understanding how fit you are, it’s what we’re going to cover in today’s Quick Tip.
In the Watch app on iPhone, Apple doesn’t provide a list of categories like the App Store. You can search for apps, but otherwise you’re stuck with the apps shown on the main screen.
watchOS 4 can track your heart rate and alert you if it jumps too high when you aren’t working out. Read on to learn how to enable the feature.
Metabolic carts, ECGs, and a $40,000 sensor mask are just a few of the things you’ll find in Apple’s secret gym, along with the usual fare of rowers, stationary bikes, and cable machines.
Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about new Apple Watch workout types hidden in iOS 11, plus they share their thoughts on the NSA using stylometry to identify people.