"Lifting" Workout in watchOS 3

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by DillanMorgan, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. DillanMorgan macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2015
    Can anyone currently running the watchOS 3 beta check and see whether or not Apple has added any form of workout in the Workout app titled "Lifting" or something similar? Currently, I just use the "Other" workout when I lift, but it has seemed odd to me that Apple did not have a "Lifting" workout from when the Wtach was first released with watchOS 1. It's peculiar that as much as Apple emphasizes how useful the Watch is for health addicts, that they wouldn't address a key demographic of these health aficionados: those who lift. If anyone can confirm whether or not there is a "Lifting" workout, it would be very helpful. If they are going to address the tiny market of those in wheelchairs (which I totally understand and am happy that they addressed this), it'll be surprising if they don't cater to serious lifters as well.
  2. rasputin1969 macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2010
    I've just chcked and - Nope.
  3. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    As I have perviously stated: Anaerobic activity does not correlate to HR, plus constricted tissue makes accurate optical HR readings difficult and inaccurate anyway. Also the infinite possibility of dynamic moments make general accelerometer measurements ambiguous. There is little point in making a duplicate of Other and naming it Lifting. The comparison to the wheelchair market is a bad analogy. The Wheelchair activity is a way to measure cardio (walking/running analogy) and approximate steps. Neither of which are related to anaerobic exercises like lifting.
  4. drunkenmonkey87 macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2010
    Glasgow UK
    Sadly no lifting functionality built in however I use an app call Gymaholic which works really well with the watch

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