Apple Watch Metrics gives you the important ability to check your progress during a workout. With a quick glance of the wrist, you can keep an eye on heart rate, see how far you’ve traveled, look at how many calories you’ve burned, and see how long the workout lasted.
To optimize what metrics you are quickly checking while working out, you can choose to see only those that are important based on the type of exercise you’re doing at any given time. Read on for some tips to easily customize the workout metrics you see on Apple Watch.
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Add, remove, or rearrange Apple Watch Metrics.
To make changes to the workout metrics on Apple Watch, you’ll need to open the Watch app on your iPhone. Then, just follow these steps to customize those metrics.
- Tap My Watch.
- Scroll down and select Workout.
- At the top, tap Workout View.
Here you have options for Single Metric or Multiple Metric.
Choosing a single metric will only display one metric on the screen during your workout. You can use the digital crown to move through each metric one at a time.
Multiple Metrics lets you display several metrics on the screen at the same time. And this is where the customization comes in handy. Select Multiple Metric and you’ll then see all workout types.
Work out your way.
Tap a workout that you want to adjust the metrics for and then tap Edit. Only so much can be displayed on the small screen at one time. So, if you don’t see an option to add metrics from the Do Not Include section, then you may have to remove one from the top first.
- To remove a metric, tap the minus sign in red and then tap Remove when it appears.
- To add a metric, tap the plus sign in green.
- To rearrange the display order of the metrics on your Watch, tap the lines on the right side of the metric, hold, and then drag it to its new spot in the list.
When you finish, tap Done.
You’ll immediately see the changes on your Apple Watch for whichever workout you start next.
Short on time? Check out Apple’s video how-to video:
Being able to customize these metrics is an excellent and convenient feature. It’s especially nice for those of us who do multiple types of workouts. Apple Watch also offers the ability to analyze your metrics to get the most out of your exercise regime.
How do you customize your Apple Watch workout metrics? Let us know in the comments.
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