Removing recorded exercise?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by tomaustin44, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. tomaustin44 macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2013
    So most days I cycle to university with Outdoor Cycle running to measure my activity. Almost every time I forget about it only to realise its still running 90 minutes after I finished cycling. Obviously I've got to get better at remembering but is there anyway to remove the exercise that it has recorded as I keep getting awards commending me on having done 300% exercise today!!!
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I have done the same a few times and now have Siri set a timer to remind me to turn off the exercise mode.

    As far as fixing it, I had to delete it and kiss the data goodbye!
  3. sean000 macrumors 65816


    Jul 16, 2015
    Bellingham, WA
    Yes...this is a significant flaw in the workout app. I use the Outdoor Cycle a lot as well, and I activate it for short commuting trips that are often just 15 to 30 minutes. I sometimes forget to pause it during stops, or stop it when I reach a destination for a while.

    I'm kind of amazed that you can't edit the time on these workouts. That's kind of a fundamental feature. My average bicycling speed often looks like it's 3 or 4 MPH because I left the clock running o_O

    Maybe I will give an app like Strava or Map My Ride a try since they can sync with the Health app and they also record more info about the ride than the workouts app.

  4. tomaustin44 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2013
    It does seem like a big oversight. Do any beta users know whether it has been addressed in watchOS2? If not I'll definitely be writing some feedback as its pretty irritating.
  5. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    Not likely to be added since editing a workout post is not something offered by most fitness tracking apps. It usually requires a TCX file and an app to edit it.

    In all likelihood Apple is going to keep the Workout app with a simple interface and a limited feature set. Apple not about to end up with another 'iTunes' by adding all sorts of features that would be great but, only for a small minority.

    If you usually cycle for an amount of time then do like Newtons Apple suggested and say 'Hey Siri set timer to xx minutes'. Ore work on a routine of checking your HR or calories or... at the end to remind you to cut it off.

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