Exercise Bike

JediAlejandro

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Quick question (bare in mind I am yet to receive my Apple Watch and have never used fitness apps, so if this question is stupid/has a obvious answer then I do appolgises).

Will the Workout app work when you use a Exercise bike? The problem is I have read it uses GPS to track your location and movement but obviously you don't move on a bike. If I left my iPhone in my pocket will that contribute at all?

Side Note: Just started using one too day and have yet to look for a app to go along with it, so if anyone can recommend one that will be great! I stupidly left my iPhone on charge so it didn't even track my workout us the M8 processor!

Thanks in advance,

Alexandros. :)
 

flur

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It does have an indoor cycle mode, so yes, I'd think it would use your HR to calculate calorie burn.
 
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anez

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This is the Workout I use most and have no problems with it recording. My phone is mostly on the table while I am using it, too. You definitely don't need location movement for it to register.

The readings it gives you are Time, Active Calories, Resting Calories, Total Calories, and Average Heart Rate. Just remember to hit "Save" on the Watch or you won't get the credit!
 
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JediAlejandro

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This is the Workout I use most and have no problems with it recording. My phone is mostly on the table while I am using it, too. You definitely don't need location movement for it to register.

The readings it gives you are Time, Active Calories, Resting Calories, Total Calories, and Average Heart Rate. Just remember to hit "Save" on the Watch or you won't get the credit!
Ahh ok, thank you. I look forward to using it when it comes. And I didn't realise about the save feature. That's quite unusual, consdering Macs are famous for their auto save feature! But not a biggy, hopefully will get my watch in the next few weeks!
 

JediAlejandro

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What I don't understand is why it doesn't support jump roping, one of the oldest exercises in the book.
You should email them about tbis, it's a very valid point, and a valid exercise. Unfortunately I'm too uncoordinated and only mange like two jumps before falling over! :'D
 

flur

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What I don't understand is why it doesn't support jump roping, one of the oldest exercises in the book.
You can use "other" for this - the movement of your wrists + your HR (which I've found gets quite high with jumping rope) should get you plenty of exercise credit. You'll also get a strong heart and nice calves. ;)
 
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Blakjack

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You can use "other" for this - the movement of your wrists + your HR (which I've found gets quite high with jumping rope) should get you plenty of exercise credit. You'll also get a strong heart and nice calves. ;)
I'll check it out tomorrow
 
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