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jojods

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I have the leather band and don't want to ruin it so whilst I wait for the rubber one to get delivered is there a way I can input my workouts into my apple watch manually?
 

Julien

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No, I don't see any way to 'input' any info manually into the Workout App or iPhone Activity Workout Summary.

Related, I hope Apple will offer an export (GPX file) of your Workouts.
 

jojods

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No, I don't see any way to 'input' any info manually into the Workout App or iPhone Activity Workout Summary.

Related, I hope Apple will offer an export (GPX file) of your Workouts.

ye that would be good, is there a third party app that allows me to do this then?
 

jojods

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Apple only allows Apps to write to the Health App and not to the Activity App.

ye thats what I mean, is there an app I can input my workouts into that isn the activity app?
 

dannyyankou

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I really hope they add a feature where you can manually add workouts/calories burned to the activity app. If I go on a swim I want that to fill up the rings.
 

ParishYoung

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ye thats what I mean, is there an app I can input my workouts into that isn the activity app?

The Health app is good. Or I use Under Armour Record, MapMyFitness and the UP24 app (watch isn't here yet)
 

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I really hope they add a feature where you can manually add workouts/calories burned to the activity app. If I go on a swim I want that to fill up the rings.

I would be very pleased if they added that. It's the thing that frustrates me the most about the watch - when I go for my morning swim, not only do I get no credit toward my move/exercise ring for the swimming, but I also lose an hour or two from my stand ring which I'd have got if I'd been able to wear my watch.
 

ParishYoung

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I would be very pleased if they added that. It's the thing that frustrates me the most about the watch - when I go for my morning swim, not only do I get no credit toward my move/exercise ring for the swimming, but I also lose an hour or two from my stand ring which I'd have got if I'd been able to wear my watch.

I was under the impression that Apple accounted for such situations (use cases?) by allowing you to connect a suitable HR Monitor via bluetooth.

Connect your normal waterproof HR monitor and log the workout as "other".

Obviously I get that it's not ideal having spent such a lot on your watch.
 

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I was under the impression that Apple accounted for such situations (use cases?) by allowing you to connect a suitable HR Monitor via bluetooth.

Connect your normal waterproof HR monitor and log the workout as "other".

Obviously I get that it's not ideal having spent such a lot on your watch.

That would offer some improvement over it just recording no activity, but I doubt it would recognise it as standing. Also, swimming could only fall under 'other', which I believe Apple say is the equivalent of a brisk walk - calorie calculations would presumably be quite a way off. I'm guessing the watch would still have to be in range all the time too.

It does seem quite an oversight really, which makes me assume that either they're not addressing it to avoid drawing attention to the watch's limitations or that they have full waterproofing and swim/watersports tracking down for gen 2.
 

dannyyankou

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I would be very pleased if they added that. It's the thing that frustrates me the most about the watch - when I go for my morning swim, not only do I get no credit toward my move/exercise ring for the swimming, but I also lose an hour or two from my stand ring which I'd have got if I'd been able to wear my watch.

And then I go on a run on the treadmill because in OCD about completing the rings, lol. Can't say I don't mind, I've lost a few pounds since I got my watch.
 

exxxviii

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Rats, I just discovered that Apple did not give us any way to manually add a workout to the activity app. I did my first swim this morning since I got the watch, and I was expecting to manually enter it, like I can do with any other tracker tool. But, as best as I can tell, there is no way to manually enter a workout.

I love the rings. But without the ability to manually enter some workouts, I will never fill the rings on swim days. Until this enhancement arrives, my $50 Fitbit Zip is actually a better fitness tracking device and interface than the AW.

wOS 2 cannot get here soon enough.
 
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rayjay86

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Just wondering with Watch OS 3 out now and the new AW with waterproofing etc.

Is there a way now to add manual activities? Eg I play soccer 2-3x a week. I'm not about to bring my AW2 SS to the pitch, I used to wear my Fitbit for that.

Is there a way to log the activity? With the Fitbit HR for a whole season I'd burn between 500-600 calories per 60min session. I'd put that down as roughly what I'm doing now.

I tried the UnderArmour app but the interface is poor and it didn't integrate well with activity. I use myfitnesspal but logging activities there doesn't translate over to activity rings.
I use HeartWatch but I still need to log the activity as I'm doing it (as far as I'm aware).

Any tips? Surely I'm not the only one with this issue.
 

nicho

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Just wondering with Watch OS 3 out now and the new AW with waterproofing etc.

Is there a way now to add manual activities? Eg I play soccer 2-3x a week. I'm not about to bring my AW2 SS to the pitch, I used to wear my Fitbit for that.

Is there a way to log the activity? With the Fitbit HR for a whole season I'd burn between 500-600 calories per 60min session. I'd put that down as roughly what I'm doing now.

I tried the UnderArmour app but the interface is poor and it didn't integrate well with activity. I use myfitnesspal but logging activities there doesn't translate over to activity rings.
I use HeartWatch but I still need to log the activity as I'm doing it (as far as I'm aware).

Any tips? Surely I'm not the only one with this issue.

add it in manually with the iphone's health app. don't bother using a third party app, just add the relevant info straight there by going to health -> activity -> workouts -> + -> fill in the relevant details. if you do it the same day, it'll contribute to your activity rings.
 

rayjay86

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May 15, 2011
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Thats a good idea, I might just do that from now on. It's only for my OCD....if I do a workout I need activity ring confirmation that I've done it :D
 
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Patze

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Mar 3, 2017
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I have the leather band and don't want to ruin it so whilst I wait for the rubber one to get delivered is there a way I can input my workouts into my apple watch manually?


I have just released an 3rd party app which is capable of adding activities manually to your activity rings and apple health app. It is called:

manualActivity

Please feel free to download and give some feedback :)
 

AlliFlowers

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Jan 1, 2011
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I have just released an 3rd party app which is capable of adding activities manually to your activity rings and apple health app. It is called:

manualActivity

Please feel free to download and give some feedback :)

Downloading now. This might also solve my complaint about the treadmill. I enter every workout as Other, because a treadmill workout doesn't close the circle.
 

gymratjudy

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Thats a good idea, I might just do that from now on. It's only for my OCD....if I do a workout I need activity ring confirmation that I've done it :D
I was not aware that I could add a workout manually so thanks!
 

dbswee

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thx for the feedback :)



I've added a workout manually to the health app as well as the manualAcitivty app that I paid $2 for and it did not fill in the rings or add to my calorie count. It shows the workout was added however it did nothing for ring goals which was the whole point of me adding it. Did I do something wrong?
 

dgreening

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May 12, 2010
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I have just released an 3rd party app which is capable of adding activities manually to your activity rings and apple health app. It is called:

manualActivity

Please feel free to download and give some feedback :)


I screwed up my workout this morning, so I decided to buy your app and see how it works. I was able to delete the wrong workout and add the correct one back with your app. I am very pleased with this app, it updated the rings and everything just what I would want it to do. Thanks,
 
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