AW4 tracking exercise advice

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Kroch, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. Kroch macrumors newbie

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    I am still a week or two away from my AW4 arriving, so I am just planning ahead.

    Currently I run on a treadmill every morning. I do a 5 minute warmup walk, followed by a 30 minute run, followed by a 5 minute cooldown.

    At what point do most of you switch their watch to track exercise - at the beginning of the warmup, or at the point you start to run?

    Thanks!
     
  2. johnyslats macrumors 6502a

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    Personally, at the start of the run. You could track your 5 minute warmup as an indoor walk separately but for me that would be overkill
     
  3. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    I always count warmups and cool downs, but I'm sure it's a matter of personal preference. I think the main thing would be consistency, always either counting them or not, and being consistent about the amount of time the warmup and cool down take...
     
  4. CaptMarvel macrumors 65816

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    The good thing about tracking them all if you desire is you can easily start a workout while in the middle of one.
     
  5. Deguello macrumors 6502a

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    I track it all, but I’m not worried about going back and trying to figure out an average pace or anything. As far as I’m concerned, a warmout, exercise, and cooldown is all one workout.
     
  6. Julien macrumors G4

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    Just to add. You will need to calibrate it by doing an outdoor run with GPS.
     
  7. Kroch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks - do i need to do that with separate outdoor walk and run exorcise sessions?
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Just remember that a 30 minute exercise may not equal 30 minutes of recorded exercise. The watch does not start counting until you get your HR up to a certain rate.

    When i go for a 30 minute run I will get maybe 25 or 26 minutes of indicated excercise
     
  9. Julien macrumors G4

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    Yes, to calibrate for each.
     
  10. <3raining macrumors member

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    I go to the hybrid training classes daily. We run outside, exercise indoors, then run again, then back on cycling, then exercises , rowing and so on for 60 min. I just turn on high intensity workout before the class, and off after the class. It worked for me so far ( I track my workout with 2 devices, AW and rhythm scosche). I would never have time in between sets of exercises play with my watch switching different tracking for different set of exercises we do.

    But I'm thinking after reading this thread should I calibrate my watch too ?
    I just have to do 2-4 runs a day during that class, but I will never do long runs, because I hate running :D
     
  11. Kroch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh - one more question- do I need to bring my phone along on a calibration run?
     
  12. Julien macrumors G4

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