Running without iPhone makes Apple Watch inaccurate

Runkeeper is one of the first big-name running apps to offer full watchOS 2 support, which means you can log a run on your Apple Watch even if you leave your iPhone behind. The Apple Watch’s built-in Workout app has always offered this feature, but it is new for third-party apps. I had never tried it before, […]

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How to set personal fitness goals with Apple Watch

Apple Watch gives you three goals: standing, moving and exercise. But these aren’t really goals. They are actually more like targets. A real goal is something you want to achieve — an outcome you have in mind that is so important, it motivates you into action. Starting a fitness program without this kind of goal […]

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Why I’m cheating on my Apple Watch

After six months of trying to log my runs with my Apple Watch, I finally gave up and bought a dedicated GPS running watch. There’s a lot to like about Apple’s new wearable. The Activity app, for example, is brilliant at helping people lose weight. But the truth is, as a running watch, it sucks. […]

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Where are all the watchOS 2 fitness apps?

WatchOS 2 offers cool new features for third-party fitness apps. But a week after its launch, most leading fitness apps have yet to go native and take advantage of the Apple Watch update. So what’s up? The answer may lie in Apple’s new workout API, which does not provide the GPS coordinates required for apps to map your […]

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Has Apple Watch helped you get in shape?

Apple Watch has been on our wrists for just five months and yet it is already having an amazing impact on many people’s lives. We want to find out how Cult of Mac readers are using Cupertino’s fitness tech to get in shape, so we’re inviting everyone to share their inspiring stories. Plus, we’ve set up a […]

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Fitness apps are not for beginners

New research suggests that iOS fitness apps stink at giving you a complete workout. As the developer of one such app, you might think I would disagree. But I don’t. In fact, the only thing I would challenge is the researchers’ conclusion that app developers could do better. They can’t. Fitness apps can be indispensable if you […]

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