Apple's Fitness Technologies team describes the challenge of creating Apple Watch Dance workouts
What you need to know
- Apple's Julz Arney has given an interview about the challenges of creating a dance algorithm for Apple Watch.
- She was speaking to ht Tech.
- in watchOS 7, Apple Watch can track dance workouts for four different styles.
Apple's Julz Arney has told ht Tech about the challenges of creating an algorithm to track dance workouts in watchOS 7.
In a new report the outlet highlighted one of the biggest new features in workout tracking for watchOS 7, dance workouts:
Apple's Julz Arney from Apple's Fitness Technologies Team said:
Apple uses both heart rate and motion data to detect your work rate when dancing and had to study dances using just the arms, just the legs, and the entire body separately. Turns out, Apple had a very interesting way of measuring exertion:
Apple announced watchOS 7 as part of its WWDC keynote on June 22. You can read the full report here.
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