Do you save every workout?

Kurri

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So I have been using the watch for a few days and the activity / workout app is by far my favorite thing about the watch. Just gets you moving :)

Anyways, at the end of a workout, it asks if you want to save or discard the info. If you save it, where does it go? Does it take up memory on your watch? Why would you not want to save it? I'm guessing once it syncs to your phone it leaves the watch, but that is just a guess.
 

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So I have been using the watch for a few days and the activity / workout app is by far my favorite thing about the watch. Just gets you moving :)

Anyways, at the end of a workout, it asks if you want to save or discard the info. If you save it, where does it go? Does it take up memory on your watch? Why would you not want to save it? I'm guessing once it syncs to your phone it leaves the watch, but that is just a guess.
I save it every time. It goes to the activity app on both your iPhone and Apple Watch.
 

Taco1933

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Hell yeah, I want credit for that work. The only time I hit discard is when I'm showing someone how something works, or I'm trying to figure something out. I hate trying to figure things out while I'm working out.
 
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Julien

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So I have been using the watch for a few days and the activity / workout app is by far my favorite thing about the watch. Just gets you moving :)

Anyways, at the end of a workout, it asks if you want to save or discard the info. If you save it, where does it go? Does it take up memory on your watch? Why would you not want to save it? I'm guessing once it syncs to your phone it leaves the watch, but that is just a guess.
All is synced with your iPhone. However your :apple:Watch is 8GB and a workout files would probably be less than 100KB since they don't contain any GPS data. You could have 1000's of then using a negligible amount of space. Even a TXC file of a 10 mile run is only about 5MB.
 

melman101

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I actually discard a lot of mine because I'm an idiot. I actually walk about a quarter mile to my office from the parking lot, and would like to get that activity logged because otherwise I'm really lazy. However, when I get to my desk, or vice versa, (the car), I forget to stop it. Then my pace is all off because I've been sitting in the car. The time is off, etc. So I discard. I only save when I remember to stop at the right times.
 
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gsmornot

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I'm looking for a better way to use the workout data to see trends over time. I want to know if I'm getting faster on my bike or not. I can do it now but its manual. In the past with Garmin I had apps that would look at the data and make graphs for me. Maybe I can do that now and just don't know. ?
 

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I'm looking for a better way to use the workout data to see trends over time. I want to know if I'm getting faster on my bike or not. I can do it now but its manual. In the past with Garmin I had apps that would look at the data and make graphs for me. Maybe I can do that now and just don't know. ?
The Apple Activity app is not near as nice as my Garmin where you could see graphs. Apple needs a lot more work or you need to use another compatible app to do this in the app store.
 

Mlrollin91

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If I am doing an actual workout, I will save it. If I am using it to track heart rate while at work or doing other activities I will discard it.
 

L-Tuned

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I always save it after a workout. To me, that's the whole point to start one. I wish it just default to save instead. Like others said you can view it under Activity app.
 

Fredo C

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Even if you discard it is still reflected in your move and exercise. Saving it only lets you go back and review the details of that particular workout, like duration and heartrate. I personally have no need to look back at individual workouts so I discard. I only care that it's reflected in my totals.
 

PilotC150

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Even if you discard it is still reflected in your move and exercise. Saving it only lets you go back and review the details of that particular workout, like duration and heartrate. I personally have no need to look back at individual workouts so I discard. I only care that it's reflected in my totals.
Move and Exercise rings get advanced even when you're not recording a workout.
 

DirtySocks85

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Move and Exercise rings get advanced even when you're not recording a workout.

From what I've observed - yes and no. Both seem to be a combination of accelerometer data and heart rate data. I'm fairly certain that sometimes activity is missed because some of that data is only checked incrementally under normal circumstances. If you do a dedicated workout is specifically tracks everything during the entire workout.
 
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