One of the attractions of the Apple Watch is its built-in activity tracking features. The proprietary Activity app enables you to track your movement, exercise and standing frequency over time, while integrated feedback helps you to improve on long-term activity goals. Apple’s efforts are commendable, but a little basic for the committed fitness freak, which is why there are third-party Apple Watch fitness apps available that specialise in these areas and which may serve your […]
Get fit with Apple kit MacFormat – January 2016 Issue 295 Self-tracking is nothing new. Professional athletes and trainers have monitored personal metrics for decades in an effort to improve performance, while doctors and clinicians have studied medical data for longer to improve patient health. But in the last few years, interest in biometrics has increased exponentially. In this feature for MacFormat, I look at why tracking health and fitness data has really taken off […]
I contributed two how-to articles to this one-off bookazine, which takes new Apple Watch owners step by step through key Apple Watch features including Activity, Apple Pay and Apple Music, as well as Siri, Messages and Maps. The Ultimate Apple Watch Handbook also helps owners discover and use the best free and paid-for Apple Watch apps. Click here to order a copy online.
Wearables are already big business in the fitness world. Users talk of the ‘quantified self’ as the latest advance in fitness optimisation. That may sound glib, but if you’re looking to get fit and stay healthy then performance data is crucial to achieving that goal. So when word got out that Apple was working on a wristwatch with fitness tracking features, my interest naturally piqued. When I heard various models would be available, one called […]
I’m currently testing out the MisFit Flash, one of the latest and most inexpensive activity trackers to hit the wearables market. It may not look like much but what makes this tracker immediately stand out is its price tag. For 50 quid you get a rubber wristband and disc-shaped, tuppence-sized plastic tracker that records your activity in steps, calories and miles, and also keeps an eye on your sleep. It’s advertised as waterproof to 30 […]