For watchOS 5, you can use the Workout Detection to remind you to start and stop a workout.
After you physically begin a workout but forget to tell your watch about it, you'll receive a tap on the wrist after a few minutes along with a notification on the watch face. On this message, you can tap to confirm and record the workout, change the workout type, mute the notifications for the day, or dismiss the information. Regardless of your choice, the Apple Watch will continue to track the workout back to the time it began.
Subsequently, if you forget to stop a workout on the watch, you'll receive a similar message after a few minutes of inactivity. The notification will ask you to confirm the end of the exercise, change the workout type, mute the notifications for the day, or dismiss the information. Again, you'll still get credit for the workout regardless of your selection.
- Push the Digital Crown on your Apple Watch.
- Tap the
- Scroll down to
- Turn on
Start Workout Reminder and
End Workout Reminder by sliding the switches to the left.
Do the opposite to turn them off.
Exercise routines that are compatible with Auto-Workout Detection
To date, the following exercises support Auto-Workout Detection:
- Indoor Walk
- Outdoor Walk
- Indoor Run
- Outdoor Run
- Pool Swim
- Open Water Swim