Well I have been using my Apple Watch since early June. I was very eager to get the watch – why, you would say..? Because it promised some nifty ways to encourage you to exercise and measure your achievements.
so I started the quest – run, bicycle, lift weights, run on the Elyptical trainer…and in the process I also used secondary instruments to measure the time, distance, calories spent.
I used apps on my iPhone which I mount on my mountain bike. In the process I have used many different apps – you can find the postings on those on this blog. Also used the computer part of the Elyptical trainer….
the results have been rather unsatisfactory – with respect to the Apple Watch…not a good sight.
Here are the reasons for my dissatisfaction:
- measured mountain bike session – well the watch app does not discern mountain bike from road bike…. The result, completely different results – 1 hour on the mountain bike is 800+ calories but according to the Apple Watch 500-600….
- running on the Elyptical trainer results in a closer measurements but still disconnected
- i did weights – for about 5 minutes of lifting – the Apple watch registered 1 calories spent…! Really !?!?
i believe you get my drift… Very surprising that 3rd parties have developed apps for iPhone which are pretty accurate, while Apple’s own for the Watch are not that great…!
I hear new software is coming for the Watch – hope these updates will bring positive changes …!