Jay Blahnik, Apple's health and fitness chief, has opened up about what he sees as the Apple Watch's role in fitness, and what he's looking forward to with the future of the watch. Blahnik, a long-time figure in the world of fitness, said that he thinks the Apple Watch stands out against other fitness trackers by providing more valuable data, not only that someone has burned calories, but when and how.
From Outdside Online:
Thinking about the future, Blahnik is excited about the potential of native third-party apps, which will start hitting the Apple Watch this fall. Native apps will have access to the more of the watch's hardware, like the heart rate monitor and the accelerometer. Blahnik is intrigued by the potential of the watch when used in sports where how much you do isn't always the goal.
Blahnik also talked about pulling activity data to the watch from third-party devices:
You can read Blahnik's whole interview at the link below.
Source: Outside Online
Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.
Yes yes that's all good but I wish the watch would give the user the option to break down the type of calorie burn or not. I have had an incident ticket within apple for 3 weeks as to why my apple watch counts a different total calorie burn (always 100 calories or more less) than my Polar watch but they both record the same heart rate by connected via Bluetooth to a waist band. If that can be solved I would agree with how much benefit this watch is as a health tracker.
Yeah, but I did a 3h27m mountain bike ride yesterday while in the Outdoor Cycle option of the Workout app and somehow accumulated about 6,000 steps in the same time period. I'm very happy with the watch overall, but some of the movement data is really bogus.
It makes sense that the watch shares activity data with the phone. Why is it when I leave the watch off and accumulate exercise data on the phone it doesn't transfer to the watch?
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