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How to share workouts from Apple’s Activity app to other fitness services

While the Apple Watch Workout app is a really great app, you might be hesitant to use it to track your workouts if you have a long history with another ecosystem. I’ve been using Runkeeper since 2010, so I don’t want to lose all my stats and past runs.<p>If you have this concern as well (or have …

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Apple patent hints at better gesture control on the Apple Watch

It looks like Apple is working hard at giving users new way to control the Apple Watch. While these days the Apple Watch is largely controlled by the …

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Apple Watch Move ring vs. Exercise ring: What’s the difference?

Closing your Apple Watch Activity Rings can become such an obsession that it’s easy to forget why you’re doing it. It’s not just to keep Tim Cook happy in his giant, ring-shaped office in Cupertino. So, what does it really mean to close a ring?<p>The Stand goal is obvious. We all know we shouldn’t sit …

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Gallery: Visualizing an 11-inch iPad Pro and bezel-free Apple Watch Series 4

A report today from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo offered new insight into what Apple’s fall iPad and Apple Watch lineup might look like. Based on these predictions, we’ve visualized what could be in store for later this year.<p>Kuo predicts that the Apple Watch will be updated with larger displays. While …

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How to Set Up Wi-Fi Calling on iOS

Need to make an important phone call in a cellular dead zone? Wi-Fi Calling helps you make or receive phone calls on your Apple devices when your …

Wi-Fi

How to Enable and Disable Automatic Workout Detection in watchOS 5

Apple's watchOS 5 update includes a new automatic workout detection feature, which is designed to make sure you never miss out on getting credit for one of your workouts.<p>Automatic workout detection is a setting that's enabled by default once you upgrade to watchOS 5, but if you don't want the …

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Chirp adds GIF and video playback to the best Apple Watch Twitter app

In the wake of Twitter killing off its already abandoned watchOS app, Chirp has risen and quickly become the best Apple Watch Twitter app in terms of features. The latest version of Chirp continues to expand how you can use Twitter on the watch.<p>Chirp for Twitter 1.1.1 includes improvements to how …

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People are using Fitbits and Apple Watches to monitor their heart rate when binging on drugs

At a bachelor party two years ago in South Lake Tahoe, California, a tech worker who we'll call Owen glanced down at his Fitbit in between snorting lines of cocaine. He noticed his heart rake had spiked to 150, an abnormally high level considering he'd been sitting for hours.<p>"My heart rate only …

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Apple Releases New watchOS 4.3.2 Software for Apple Watch

Apple today released watchOS 4.3.2, a small update to the watchOS 4 operating system that runs on the Apple Watch. watchOS 4.3.2 comes more than one month after the release of watchOS 4.3.1, a minor update.<p>watchOS 4.3.2 can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going …

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Outcast 2 adds podcast streaming and continuous playback playlists to Apple Watch

Outcast for Apple Watch debuted in January and immediately became my favorite way to listen to podcasts without my iPhone. Fast-forward to June and Apple unveiled that watchOS 5 would add Apple’s Podcasts app to Apple Watch and support third-party apps much better. While it sounds like Outcast has …

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How Apple is leaning on design & privacy to succeed in the health industry

As past reports have indicated, Apple has a growing interest in the health care industry. The company has made notable hires in the field and is continuing to turn the iPhone into a home for medical records.<p>A new report from <i>CNBC</i> this week explores how Apple is aiming to succeed in the crowded …

Health Care

How to make your Apple Watch heart rate recordings more accurate

Optical heart rate monitors like those found on the Apple Watch ($458 at Amazon Marketplace) are accurate enough to gauge the intensity of a workout and keep a close eye on your overall heart rate. However, for some users who prefer a more precise heart rate report, the Apple Watch offers support …

Fitness Technology

How To: Send Animated Activity Stickers That You Didn't Earn in iMessages

If you have an Apple Watch, you might know that the activity awards you earn can be shared with your friends as iMessage stickers on your iPhone. …

Apps

Twitterrific Outlines Changes to Push Notifications and Live Streaming Ahead of Twitter API Updates

Twitterrific today updated its Twitter clients for iOS and Mac devices to implement some changes to the way the service works ahead of upcoming API changes that will go live on August 16, 2018.<p>Starting on that date, Twitterrific says that its iOS app will no longer be able to receive and display …

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Rowing with Apple Watch

If running and swimming with Apple Watch don’t rock your boat, you should give rowing a try. It combines all the benefits of cardio and strength training, and you get to do it in a boat. OK, well you’re probably more likely to use a rowing machine at your local gym, but it’s still pretty cool.<p>The …

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Is your Apple Watch waterproof? Sort of

Devices of all sorts are touting water resistance or waterproof as a selling point. From more recent iPhones to the Apple Watch, using our gadgets around or in water is becoming more common.<p>But trying to figure out exactly what you can and can't do with your Apple Watch is important.<p>The not so …

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Ten unexpectedly useful Apple Watch apps | ZDNet

Useful Watch Apps<p>Although the Apple Watch is something of a specialty product, we profiled 10 apps that make it particularly (and unexpectedly) …

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World Cup 2018: England fans warned by Apple Watch that their heart rate could be reaching dangerous levels during tense penalty shootout victory

Apple Watches warned England fans that there could be something seriously wrong with their heart during the team's penalty shootout against …

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Apple Files Defence Against Toronto Man’s Apple Watch Lawsuit

Lubaki was unhappy about how Apple handled his scratched Apple Watch Edition, alleging the iPhone maker’s marketing claims of “brilliantly …

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iOS 12: How to use the animated Activity app stickers in Messages

Another fun addition in iOS 12 is a new set of animated Activity stickers in Messages. Follow along for how to use the new stickers on iPhone.<p>iOS 12 offers some cool new ways to communicate with friends like Memoji. Now, a simple update brings a fun set of over 10 new animated Activity stickers to …

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watchOS 5 developer beta 3 for Apple Watch now available

watchOS 5 developer beta 3 for Apple Watch is now available for testing. As always, we’ll dig through the latest beta version and highlight all the changes between the previous beta and the latest beta below.<p>New in watchOS 5<p>watchOS 5 for Apple Watch includes Competitions for Activity Sharing; yoga …

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watchOS 5 beta now includes ‘Raise To Speak’ Siri on Apple Watch without ‘Hey Siri’

‘Raise To Speak’ Siri is a new Apple Watch feature included in the watchOS 5 update that allows you to activate the voice assistant without saying ‘Hey Siri’ or pressing any buttons.<p>Raise to Speak was first announced at WWDC in early June, but the feature didn’t appear to work when watchOS 5 beta 1 …

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How to count steps with your Apple Watch

After being a dedicated Fitbit wearer, I decided to switch to an Apple Watch for its prettier display, superior design and extra features to continue my step-counting ways.<p>But after spending so much time with a Fitbit, I was disappointed to discover that the Activity app deemphasizes step counts. I …

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How to Add an Apple Watch Workout Manually

The Apple Watch Workout app is a fantastic activity tracker app. This fitness app not only tracks the duration and type of your workouts but also monitors other metrics like calories burned and distance traveled. Once your running, cardio, swimming, or other workout has been tracked, it counts …

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How to stop Apple Watch from launching Now Playing

The Now Playing app on the Apple Watch offers quick access to controls for your music and other audio on your Apple devices, particularly your …

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Patent hints at refined Apple Watch power-saving mode that kicks in by itself

Apple is awarded more patents every week, and recently we’ve seen patents related to a smarter iPhone camera, better waterproof phones, and more. …

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AT&T finds sneaky way to squeeze extra $800 million out of customers

AT&T customers might start noticing that their monthly bills just got a little bit more expensive.<p>In a move to raise some more cash after spending $85.4 billion to buy Time Warner, AT&T has increased the price of its customer service fees. The increase itself is pretty small, but when applied to …

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How to Divide Your Apple Watch Workouts into Segments

Using the Segments feature in the Apple Watch Workout app is a great way to track changes in exercise intensity over the course of a workout. It can also help you find out which activities in a mixed session push your body the most.<p>If your regular running route includes a hilly section, for …

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How to Use Walkie-Talkie in watchOS 5

Apple's watchOS 5 update, coming this fall to all Apple Watch models with the exception of the original Apple Watch, introduces a fun new feature that mimics old school walkie talkies. With Walkie-Talkie, you can connect to your friends and family and have push-to-talk conversations right on your …

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