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How to Manually Add Workouts to Apple Watch

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Tim Brookes / Instruction Geek

To manually add Apple Watch workouts, launch the Health app, tap Browse, then select Activity > Workouts. Use the “Add Data” button in the upper right corner to manually log your workout type, energy burned, distance, and time.

Couldn’t log a workout with your Apple Watch? Maybe your wearable device ran out of battery while you were exercising and didn’t track your activity correctly. Fortunately, you can manually add workouts to your health app to make up for it.

How to manually add a workout to Apple Watch

Manually log a workout by launching the Health app on your iPhone, then navigating to the “Browse” tab and tapping on the “Activity” category. On the screen that appears, tap “Workouts” to bring up a graph of your logged workouts.

View workout data in Apple Health

In the upper right corner of the screen, tap “Add data” to open a data entry form. Use this form to select an “Activity Type”, such as running or cycling, the amount of energy burned (in kilocalories or kilojoules, depending on your settings), and the distance traveled (where applicable).

Manually enter workout data into Apple Health

You can refer to your past activity data to determine how much energy you burned in your chosen workout. For example, if you normally burn about 280 calories on a 2.5-mile walk, you should log twice that amount for a 5-mile walk. You can also use an energy cost calculator like this one.

Modify the time and date the activity took place, then press “Add” to finish. The workout will be added to your log and will be visible in the Health app under Explore > Activity > Workouts and within the Fitness app under Overview > Workouts.

Workout added through Health as seen in Apple Fitness

The activity data you record in this way will count toward your Move goal and help you close your activity rings. Activities that were added manually will display the Health app icon instead of the usual Apple Watch Workout icons.

How to delete workout data from Apple Watch

If you want to delete a workout you’ve recorded, either manually or using your Apple Watch, you can easily do so using the Health or Fitness apps on your iPhone.

You will have the option to delete a training entry or delete the data as well. If you delete the data, your total daily activity will be affected (as will your Move ring).

Delete training data from the health app

Using Health, launch the app and then head to Explore > Activity > Workouts. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and tap on the “Show all data” option.

Option Show all data in Apple Health

Find the workout you want to delete by scrolling through the list of logged activities.

View recorded workouts in the Health app

To delete an individual entry, swipe left and tap the “Delete” button.

Delete training data in the Health app

Delete training data from the Fitness app

Using Fitness, launch the app, then go to the Summary tab. Under “Workouts”, tap the “Show More” button to see a full list of workouts.

View all workouts in the Fitness app

Use the “All Workouts” button in the top right corner of the screen to filter by workout type if you’re looking for something specific.

Filter workouts by type in the Fitness app

Find the workout you want to delete, then swipe it to the left. Touch the “Delete” button to delete the entry.

Remove manual workout from the Fitness app

Add workouts to your Apple Watch Workouts app

If you got here looking to add training guys to your Apple Watch Workouts app, we’ve got you covered. On your Apple Watch, launch the Workout app and scroll down to the bottom of the list, then tap the “Add Workout” button. Select the type of activity you would like to log from the list.

Add workout types to your Apple Watch Workout app

Your chosen workout will now appear in the workout list. He can also remove activities he doesn’t use by swiping them to the left and tapping the red “X” that appears.

Train with your watch whenever possible

The Apple Watch is a fantastic exercise partner. You should track all your workout activities on your Apple Watch to create a better picture of your overall health. You can use it to gauge your overall cardiovascular fitness, spot concerning heart rate trends, and get help in an emergency.

Above all, making full use of Apple Watch’s full suite of features can help motivate you to stay active and improve your overall health.


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