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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Future of fitness apps lies in understanding human movement

Some Apple Watch users are apparently confused over what types of exercise the wearable’s Workout app can track. Many people are using it to log weightlifting or stretching sessions, even though Apple only claims the app is suitable for “dedicated cardio workouts.” Fortunately, a new breed of fitness apps is emerging that uses the accelerometer access enabled […]

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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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Upgrading Apple fitness apps: What’s missing and what are the alternatives?

Apple’s fitness apps are surprisingly limited given that is a core selling point of Apple Watch. Even basic features like mapping runs and challenging friends are currently missing. And from what we’ve seen so far, watchOS 2 won’t address these…Read more ›

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For developers, WWDC means more work but not necessarily more profit

The Worldwide Developers Conference brings new opportunities and new threats for indie developers. If you’re lucky, Apple introduces an API that could enhance your app. If you’re unlucky, Apple launches a new feature that renders your app obsolete. One thing is certain: Whatever…Read more ›



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How App Store reviews can help indie developers

Customer reviews on the App Store are good for business. It’s not just that good reviews can improve your app’s ranking. Reviews have also helped me build a better app. But with all the fake reviews and haters out there,…Read more ›



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