Apple Watch and iPhone: Filtering Your Activity Data

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If you’re using an Apple Watch and the iPhone’s Activity app to track your workouts, then you should go in and check out all of the ways you can view and sort your data. One of the most interesting things you can do, I think, is to filter your workouts by type, so you can get a good idea of how you’re progressing over time. So to do this, first open the Activity app, and then tap the “Workouts” tab.

iOS Activity app All Workouts view

By default, you’ll see a chronological list of all of the ones you’ve completed, and you can scroll down to go back in time and check out what you did last month, say. And of course, if you tap on any workout, you’ll see a ton of details on it.

iOS Activity app Workout view details

So here’s the first neat thing I wanna talk about. See that “Filter” button at the top-right of my first screenshot? If you touch that, you can choose a type of workout you’ve tracked and see only that data.

Filtering workouts in iOS Activity app

Secondly, you can also tap the little year indicator at the upper-left corner of that first screen…

Year Button in iOS Activity app Workouts view

…to get a comprehensive breakdown of how your months went.

iOS Activity app By Month Breakdown

Total amount of calories burned by month? That’s a pretty nifty stat to see.

Just as you did in the default view above, you can use the “Filter” button here within year view to sort by workout type. Then you’ll see how many calories you burned, how much time you spent, and even the distance you traveled during your month doing that one particular thing.

iOS Activity app Walking details by month

That’s really awesome info and all, but I’m getting tired just looking at this stuff. I think I need to go lie on the couch now and watch television for a while.

2 thoughts on “Apple Watch and iPhone: Filtering Your Activity Data

  • In large part to my Apple Watch, I have lost 54 lbs since January 2016. I have 10 more to lose before reaching my target weight of 160. However, at that point I will take a look at myself and see if I want to lose about 10 more. Yeah, I was at least 60 lbs overweight;

    “The gates of hell are open night and day;
    Smooth the descent, and easy is the way:
    But to return, and view the cheerful skies,
    In this the task and mighty labor lies.”

    From Virgil’s Aeneid

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