Workout Tracking with more than 1 app

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by callmemike20, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a

    callmemike20

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    I bought my first Apple Watch a few weeks ago and the activity tracking is confusing me.

    I do yoga every morning and I use the Gaiam YogaStudio app to schedule classes and keep myself on track. YogaStudio records data to healthkit. Unfortunately, it does not record heart rate data from my watch. Therefore, I simultaneously have been opening up the workout app while doing Yoga.

    When I go to the activity app, it shows I completed 2 workouts. 1 from the Workout App and 1 from YogaStudio. It also shows my heart rate on both workouts (since I was tracking it with the workout app). But - when I delete the duplicate workout app workout, the heart rate data disappears from the YogaStudio workout.

    Am I doing something wrong? Is there a way to simply use the Gaiam app but still record heart rate data at the same time?
     
  2. menace3 macrumors 6502a

    menace3

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    Apple Watch is not designed to run two workout activities at the same time. For example, I cannot run Nike Run Club and Apple Workout Running. It cancels the other. You can use Cardiogram as an app on your watch and/or complication. It will record your heartbeat and relate to your yoga activity.
     
  3. Luiggi7 macrumors regular

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    Another option is to deny “workout recording” permissions for yoga app. This way you can do and follow whatever on your watch app and it will only record a workout from native apple app.
     
  4. callmemike20 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    callmemike20

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    This works perfectly! I ran the cardiogram app while using YogaStudio and the activity app correctly recorded my workout and heart rate. No duplicates!
     

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