The Apple Watch Workout app NEEDS a warmup mode — make it happen, Tim


Getting an Apple Watch last year altered my life — especially when it came to exercise. But the more I’ve used it for this, the more a specific question has arisen: why the hell doesn’t the Apple Watch workout app have a warmup mode?

For the uninitiated, the in-built Workout app on the Apple Watch has a range of different sports you can select. The idea behind this is twofold. The first is simple: it allows you to easily track how you’ve been exercising.

The second is more technical, as by choosing a specific workout, the Apple Watch can track your movement and calories burned better when it understands the movements you’re doing.

In my experience, it works well. The Apple Watch Workout app has a huge range of different exercises and, if your exact sport isn’t on there, you can find something reasonably comparable.

But there is one situation where this isn’t true. So, I shall ask again: why the hell doesn’t the Apple Watch Workout app have a warmup mode?

Honestly, it makes no sense. I’m frothing at the injustice.

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