What you need to know
- Alabama Football is using Apple Watches to track player's isolation workouts.
- It means strength and conditioning coaches can track workouts remotely.
- The players are getting workouts sent to them on their phones.
Alabam Football is using Apple Watches to track player's remote workouts during isolation, sending them workouts via iPhone.
The Crimson's Tide's initiative was reported by Matt Zenitz over on Twitter who said:
In a full report, Zenitz noted that the Watches are helping players "stay in shape and stay healthy" whilst they are unable to enter campus in Tuscaloosa due to the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing measures. Players are wearing Apple Watches so that strength and conditioning coaches can send players workouts to their phones and monitor progress. Players are also being tasked with self-monitoring sleep and their heart rate.
Head Coach Nick Saban stated:
Players, of course, are not required to work out, but the report notes several team members posting to social media that they are sticking to the routine.
A self-confessed Auburn Tiger, I'm sure Tim Cook will be on the phone with Gus Malzahn any day now.
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