Apple’s Close Your Rings page has been updated with testimonials from athletes and how they use the Activity app.
The dawning of a new year often brings the promise of a new fitness regime, and there are host of apps available to help you stick to it.
It’s an outdoor group talk system for active people like runners, cyclists, hikers, etc. They let you create a group chat with up to 10 people.
Participants in its health rewards program can “walk off” the cost of an Apple Watch, priced at US$300.
It sounds like you should expect an alert for the challenge on or around November 8.
It will let you earn candy and hatch eggs even when the Pokémon Go app isn’t running.
Apple Watch Series 4 packs in a bigger display and new heart rate sensors, but is that enough to justify upgrading, or jumping in for the first time? Read on to see what TMO’s Jeff Gamet thinks of Apple’s latest smart watch.
Lifesum is a diet app that gives you a diet plan, recipes, and helps you track calories. Take the test to discover which plan best suits your schedule and lifestyle. From low carb to keto diet and everything in between, it has the right plan for you and your weight loss goals. The macro tracker ensures you reach the right type of energy composition to reach your recommended intake. Scan barcodes for calories and nutrition information, or enter manually. Lifesum integrates with HealthKit, so you can export nutrition and exercise data from Lifesum to HealthKit, and import fitness data and weight and body measurements from HealthKit to Lifesum. The update for Apple Watch Series 4 includes: Even more complications on more types of watch faces means you can macro on the go; scroll-down main screen now shows individual meal ratings; and splashes of color have been added to make your progress clearer than ever.
Aaptiv is an audio fitness app that gives you access to over 2,500 trainer-created workouts. Each workout is driven by music, and categories include running, elliptical, race training, rowing, strength training, stretching, yoga and more. On October 27, Aaptiv is partnering with Charity Miles for a virtual 5K race. Pick a training program in the app to get started. You can train by yourself or grab friends and family to form a team. You can log your training miles with the Charity Miles app to benefit a cause you want to support. Share your progress along the way with #Aaptiv5KYourWay. Complete the virtual race for a chance to win a home gym or one of ten runner-up prize bags. You can find the official rules here [PDF], and register solo or as a team here. App Store: Aaptiv – Free
John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple Watch as our intelligent guardian, plus they share their thoughts on iPhone XR and what announcements Apple may have later this year.
The next Apple Watch happens on September 1. It will be a fitness challenge to commemorate the Redwood National Park’s 50th anniversary.
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.
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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.