Can you lock Screen - Workout App

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  1. Hereford macrumors newbie

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    Is there any way to lock the screen on the apple watch when the workout app is running?
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Turn the watch face away from you.
     
  3. Hereford, May 13, 2015
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    Hereford thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That doesn't help. I mean locking the screen like the iPhone & iPad.

    I have come across a little issue with the workout app on the apple watch when working out in the gym. It is great when on cardio machines.
    But I also do boxing and when I am on the punch bag, the apple watch is under my boxing gloves and has been taking lots of screen shots on its own and I am also having issues with my workout pausing and even stopping. And because the apple watch is under my boxing gloves I am unaware that the apple watch fitness app has paused / stopped until I take my boxing gloves off.

    Obviously when I hit the punch bag my wrist is turning which obviously activates the apple watch to wake up. And I guess when I hit the punch bag the impact is causing the apple watch buttons / screen to touch my hand inside the boxing glove which is taking screen shots and is also pausing and stopping my workout.

    I have looked in the settings to see if there is anyway of locking the apple watch screen whilst working out so this does not happen but it seems like that is not possible.
    If there was a lock screen option like on iPhone and iPad this would mean the workout app on the Apple Watch would not pause or stop and also screen shots would not be possible.

    It would be good if there was audio cues to let me no the workout has paused or stopped.

    After every workout, I open up my camera roll on my iPhone and there is 1 – 10 screen shots of my apple watch screen that have been taken whilst I have been hitting the punch bag.
     
  4. Mumbles01 macrumors regular

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    I was thinking the same thing yesterday actually, I kept imagining my watch turning on & off as I'm benching or doing chest flys since those movements sorta resemble raising/lowering my wrist.
    I don't have mine yet so I guess I'll find out when I do but hopefully if there I don't a feature out yet then it will be added to the 1.1 update quick.
     
  5. Birmo macrumors newbie

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    Turn off the wrist raise thing?

    Don't know if it will help with this issue, but maybe turning off the setting which lights up the watch on detecting a wrist raise?
    Also, I'm curious about how the watch handles the impact of bag work. I trashed my Fitbit on a punching bag.
     
  6. ventmore macrumors 6502

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    This...and also switch it to the other wrist whilst you workout.
     
  7. Mascots macrumors 65816

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    I'm not going to lie, the thought of getting finished with a workout and then checking to see that you have an additional series of screenshots documenting it gave me a chuckle; I'd probably just be dumbfounded.

    I'm sure it's annoying and even worse if workouts are getting turned off, though. I'd do what another posted suggested and disable the raise-to-turn-on during these events or maybe even flip the watch so the buttons face towards your body. It's annoying to toggle settings, but might just be an easy solution.
     
  8. LeeKennedy macrumors member

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    I 2nd Mascots idea; flip the watch the other way when heading to the gym, should take a few seconds either in the Watch Settings app or Watch app on phone
     
  9. Hereford thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi All. Thanks for the responses.

    I turned off "Activate on wrist raise". This i believe has helped significantly.

    Just been boxing tonight and the good news is the workout did not pause or stop :D

    Just checked my camera roll and there is 4 screen shots! ha ha

    So in my next workout i will put the watch on my opposite wrist so buttons face towards my body and this should stop screen shots happening.
     
  10. TheBing1980 macrumors member

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  11. TheBing1980 macrumors member

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    Really late reply.... But if you password lock your watch after you start a workout the workout app keeps running.

    After you unlock, just reopen the workout app and end your workout.

    It works great!
     
  12. Hereford thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks "TheBing1980". I cant believe i did not think of this myself or any one else!!!

    Going to try this tonight in the gym.
     

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