Apple WatchOS 9 has been released and with it comes a new multisport profile for the workout features. This is a great update for those who love to track their progress when running, cycling and swimming.
The multisport profile will allow you to track all three of these activities simultaneously, which is a huge benefit for athletes and fitness enthusiasts. If you are someone who likes to switch up their workouts often, then this feature is definitely for you!
Apple’s Promise To Enhance The User Experience Even Further
At the announcement of the latest releases for the WatchOS 9. I was very impressed with what’s on offer. The enhancements and additions was across the board. From fitness tracking, smart features, new watch faces and not to mention additions to make persons with disabilities life a little easier. T
he Apple watch, in my mind does it all and more importantly does it right. The key focus for the updates was to enhance the user’s experience. Did Apple hit the mark? I think so and will continue to do so.
I also wondered if whether these updates are somewhat a small teaser of what the Apple Watch series 8 might entail. It’s hard to say at this stage, but if I was to assume in regards to the latest updates. The Apple Watch Series 8 will be a beast.
Anyway the latest feature is in my mind a welcome addition to the Apple watch’s fitness tracking ability. The purpose of the latest updates was to enhance the user’s experience. What Apple have developed is a very unique work out profile.
I know this feature will peak the interest of many multi sport enthusiast’s. But then again there a many multisport watch’s in the market already.
You have Garmin and Polar watch’s have been have put in a lot of time and resources in developing their own multisport watch’s. With that being said, it was only a matter of time before Apple would develop something similar.
The new workout profile is very user-friendly and easy to navigate. The process of adding and removing different workouts is very simple and straightforward. I like the fact that you can easily view your progress for each workout and see how you are performing over time.
Apple Watch Multisport Feature Is A One Of a Kind
Yes this new update is a great addition to the Apple watch’s tracking ability. What separates the Apple watch from it’s competitors such as Garmin or polar, is the ability to simultaneously track running, swimming, cycling without manually changing the workout mode.
This is a very big selling point for the Apple watch, as it makes tracking your progress much easier and effortless.
The multisport feature is a great addition to the already impressive list of features offered by the Apple watch.
I think this update will definitely appeal to many athletes and fitness enthusiasts who are looking for a watch that can track their progress in multiple sports. If you are someone who likes to switch up your workouts often.
The Apple Watch Will Know Precisely When To Transition Between Activities.
Yes, that is correct. The watch will know. Seems a little hard to believe but there is hardware already built in the Apple watch that makes this possible. The Apple Watch 7 does have an advanced gyroscope so it track motion.
This particular movement sensor is also used to determine your running form. Which is in fact another new feature added in the WatchOS9, Running power.
Here’s how I see it. Each activity in the multisport feature swimming, running and cycling all have a unique motion. Swimming has an overhead motion, running has a up and down motion and cycling will be stationary at times.
Once the Apple Watch detects this unique motion it will transition into the next activity. However you would also need to have some very clever algorithms installed to authenticate each motion.
The algorithm is really the filter that interprets all of the tracking data, and only collects the correct data to be analysed. So it’s crucial that the algorithm is right or else the data is useless.
I mean the Apple watch algorithm is very reliable. Their track record is impressive such as best heart rate sensor on the market, one of the best sleep tracker on the market and the list goes on.
So time will tell if this is done right, but based on past history, I think the Apple watch will be accurate.
The Multisport Feature Will Also Provide Insight To Your Progress In The Fitness App
The new workout profile is multisport, which means that it can track running, cycling, and swimming all at the same time. This feature is a game changer for fitness fanatics who want to see their progress in one place.
The best part about this update is that it will also provide insight to your progress in the Fitness app. This way, you can see how well you’re doing and make necessary changes to your workout routine.
I Also have My Doubts About The Multi Sport Feature
Don’t get me wrong it’s an absolute game changer. This feature will be very useful when tracking multisport activities. My only other doubt is can the Apple watch detect the transitioning phase before actually starting the activity.
For example you finish your swim, then you will run to the check point to begin your cycle. There is a potential overlap here and whether the algorithm is smart enough to detect this change over is still to be determined.
Should a margin of error be considered? still not sure on that, however I just wanted you to know this in case you do try this feature. It’s a very new feature and there might be some kinks that still need to be worked out.
I’m very excited to see how this feature plays out in the real world and I will definitely be using it myself to track my progress. I think it has great potential and I’m sure many fitness enthusiasts will find it useful.
I have to say the latest updates have been very impressive. Especially the new multisport feature. Apple are determined to provide the user a great interaction and experience with the Apple Watch. This feature I would say hit the mark. Having a feature that can simultaneously track each activity is a definite game changer.
However I do have my doubts on how the Apple watch can detect the small transitions in between activities. There maybe some tweaks to be made in the future but will be interesting to see.
The benefits of this feature are great. You can now easily monitor and see your progress in each activity without having to change settings. This will be very useful for people who like to track their fitness or training progress.
All in all, the new updates have been very successful and I’m excited to see what else Apple has in store for us. What do you think of the new updates?