HOW I USE MY APPLE WATCH FOR FITNESS

  Scroll down for a few answers to your most asked Apple Watch questions… I LOVE mine and highly recommend having one!

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What apple watch do you have?

I just upgraded from the 38 mm series 2 apple watch in rose gold to the 40 mm series 4 (non cellular) in sport black.  The main differences with the new watch is that the face is bigger, the heart rate is more accurate and the battery lasts a bit longer.

What app do you use to track your workouts? The one you show in all of you Instagrams?

I always use the fitness app that comes with the watch. (It’s the one that looks like a runner.) There is an option for every kind of workout including Pilates, Indoor Run, Outdoor Run, Stairs, Bike etc.  I select HIIT if I’m doing a bootcamp class.  The watch also gives you different challenges every month, special addition challenges and you can follow your with friends to see their activity throughout the week!  It helps to follow to keep each other accountable!

Do you also bring your phone for running?

I always bring my phone if I’m alone for safety!  I usually text my dad saying where I’m running so he can follow me on “find my friends.”

What headphones do you use to play music from your watch?

I use these wireless headphones to play music straight from my watch.

I’ve noticed you wear your watch with normal outfits too, do you wear it all day?

Yep, it reminds me to stand up throughout the day and keeps track of my heart rate, steps, etc.  I usually keep it on airplane mode so that calls and texts don’t get distracting when I’m trying to work.  I never really take it off unless I’m sleeping or wanting to wear a nicer watch. (That is when I charge it.)

What do you set your active daily calorie goal at and how do you change it?

I set my active daily calorie goal to 450 (based on my weight/height) and I usually only achieve my move goal on the days that I run or do a hard workout.  I do try to achieve my stand up and 30 minutes of exercise goal at least 6 days a week.  To change the move goal (your active calories) you go to the activity app (the one that looks like three rings) and hold your finger down on the three rings until an option pops up that says ‘change move goal.’

Do you change out the Apple Watch bands?

I also have this leather band but honestly rarely use it – I work out pretty much every day so I like the sportier band and don’t wan’t to have to change it out all the time!

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