Fitness Tracking

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Medusa3, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Medusa3 macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone use their Apple watch solely for fitness tracking? Is it possible to remove the stock apps like messages or whatever?
     
  2. KrisLord macrumors 65816

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    You can’t remove stock apps but you can disable notifications so they’re not really noticeable.
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    This is pretty much all you can do.
     
  4. Vlad Khvatov macrumors newbie

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    Sure. Recently, I published a study about the reasons for buying Apple Watches where I interviewed 50+ experts about it.

    Here it is - https://findthedecision.com/reasons-to-get-apple-watch/

    For me, it was a complete surprise that most of them (43) answered that the Apple Watch is an excellent fitness & health tracker. Most of them were not even fitness geeks.

    So I think that you will be interested.
     
  5. Medusa3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not what I asked but thanks for the self promotion. I know it's a great fitness tracker. I asked if I could delete all the apps except the clock and fitness.
     
  6. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Maybe Apple will get the watch to the point where you can delete apps like you can on the phone. One can hope. :)
     
  7. Medusa3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I certainly to hope! The other stuff is flashy. I don't need to read my texts on my wrist but I love the Apple ecosystem and would love a very simplistic watch
     
  8. BenAigen macrumors 6502

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    If you go into My Watch App on the iPhone you can customise your Stock Apps by ticking Custom and switching off Show Alerts. Hope this helps.

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    My Watch is now set to receive No Alerts from Messages.
     
  9. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    She wants to be able to pick and choose (if any) stock apps that are installed and shown on the phone, just like the iPhone.
     
  10. Medusa3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I want to delete every app except the clock and the fitness tracker.
     
  11. Felix Bomar macrumors newbie

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    You cannot remove the stock apps from the watch. You can eliminate notifications from them so that thye are silent unless you start them.
     
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    No can do.

    Sounds like a Garmin would suit your purposes better.
     
  13. QCassidy352 macrumors G4

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    Unlike you, I eff’ing hate the fitness tracking functions, but I share the desire to delete apps. All I want are Nike run club, clock, messages, maps, music, and phone. I’d probably still have an Apple Watch if this were possible.
     

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