How to Customize Your Apple Watch Workout Metrics

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The ability to view live metric data is one of the most important feedback functions of any Apple Watch fitness app. In this article, we're going to show how you can easily customize the metrics that the stock Workout app shows you when you raise your wrist during exercise.

    Checking in on your progress during a workout is best achieved with a quick glance at your watch screen, so choosing which statistics are displayed is an important consideration if you want to minimize the amount of attention this requires. By default, Apple Watch displays things like duration, calories burned, heart rate, and distance, but you can choose to see only those that are important to you based on the type of workout you're doing. Keep reading to learn how it's done.

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  2. pmacro macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2014
  3. Saipher macrumors demi-god


    Oct 25, 2014
    Articles like this are great! I feel like Apple hides lot of these customizations/settings and sometimes they go unnoticed.
    Thank you! :)
  4. Mic2904 macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2011
  5. AstroRob macrumors member


    Jun 5, 2015
    Wow, how is it possible that such a useful customization feature was buried?

    But this hidden UI thing is really getting irritating. I HATED the fact that my pulse was displayed in hard-to-read dark red when I was running outdoors, and it took me over a year to accidentally discover that rolling the crown let you move the highlight around.

    I'm happy the functionality was there, but as someone who reads Apple tech articles daily if I never stumbled on this feature I figure maybe 5% of Apple Watch users actually know about it. Full feature documentation is hard to find; why isn't it a big link on your iPhone when you first pair your watch? Then the docs could go straight to iBooks and you'd have easy reference material that can updated automatically over time.
  6. MrJeffreyGee macrumors regular


    Apr 20, 2009
    How do you add skateboarding or snowboarding?

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