Essential Apple User Magazine March 2021

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Lockdown has had a very detrimental effect on our wallets and our waistbands, the former getting smaller and the latter doing the opposite! Thankfully Apple have a solution that will help both. The Apple Watch is the king of wearable tech but whilst an unquestionably stunning piece of hardware, the Apple Watch Series 6 carries an equally impressive price tag. For those wanting to shed the Ibs but not so much the pennies we have the solution in this very special issue of Essential Apple User… “Apple Watch is a great help for your workouts. It’s like having a personal trainer right there on your wrist.”…

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keep a watch on your health

On September 12th 2018, Apple released its Series 4 Apple Watch; the most innovative update since the watch’s launch in 2015. The display was now significantly larger than before, despite the casing only measuring 2mm bigger. It’s been pushed to the edges of the screen, cutting down on the boarder and giving an active surface that’s over 30% larger than before, but it’s the health benefits of the new Apple Watch we’re interested in here. The Series 4 watch gained a range of new heart rate features. The watch can automatically detect if your heart rate is too high or low and also if your heart’s rhythm is irregular, which could be a result of atrial fibrillation: a potentially serious condition. The watch sends you a notification and if you’ve not…

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essential apps for your health and fitness regime

Clue Period Tracker, Ovulation Developer: BioWink GmbH Price: Free (IAP) System requirements: iOS 10.0 or later Track your period, record energy levels and learn how your cycle affects your fitness routine. Subscribe for more features. Runkeeper Developer: FitnessKeeper, Inc. Price: Free (IAP) System requirements: iOS 10.0 or later Whether you’re running professionally or just for fun, this running tracker with GPS for iPhone and Apple Watch is great. Calorie Counter + Developer: NutraTech Ltd Price: Free (IAP) System requirements: iOS 10.0 or later A calorie-counting app, used for scanning barcodes, with a database of over 240,000 foods. After a seven-day trial, it needs a subscription. Fitocracy – Fitness Collective Developer: Fitocracy, Inc. Price: FREE (IAP) System requirements: iOS 8.0 or later One for the competitive keep-fit fans, work out with the app and join the Fitocracy community to test youself against others. Streaks Developer: Crunchy Bagel Price: £4.99, $4.99, 5,49 € System requirements:…

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health app keep fit and well

1 To get you started this tutorial will teach you how to input your basic data into this app. Open the Health app and tap the Health Data link at the bottom where you will see this screen. 2 Scroll up the Health Data page to see a link labelled ‘Watch the Overview Video’. If you are new to the Health app, we suggest you do so, as this instructional video is a good starting point for the app. 3 For this guide we are only entering data that we can get without the help of a medical professional. Let’s start by tapping the silhouette icon link on the top right corner, to get to this screen. 4 To enter your details into the Health app, tap the Edit button in the top…

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activity app on watch

Staying Active The Activity app is bundled with your Apple Watch and is a real boon if you’re watching your health. Here’s a guide to configuring and using it and also shutting it up if it’s getting on your nerves. 1 On first launching the app you’re asked to put in a few details about your age, sex, weight and other such information. Do so as this data is used to determine the appropriate targets the Activity app sets. You can manually adjust the targets later if you wish. Keep them up to date too. If Activity helps you keep an eye on your fitness you might find you lose weight. 2 Activity is accessible from both complications and Glances. The further around the circle the lines for Move, Exercise and Stand, the…

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workout app on watch

Setting Up and Using Workout With the Workout app, you can go for an outdoor or indoor run, walk or cycle, work out on a stair stepper, a rower or an elliptical cross-trainer. You can set a calorie figure, a distance or a time. 1 Open the Workout app. You’re offered a list of potential workouts you might wish to try, including Swim, Elliptical (aka a cross trainer), Outdoor Walk, Outdoor Run, Outdoor Cycle, Indoor Walk, Indoor Run, Indoor Cycle, Rower, Stair Stepper, High-Intensity Interval Training, Other. Choose the one you want to use. 2 Here we’re going for an outdoor run so make sure you have your tracksuit and training shoes at the ready. As instructed you should take your iPhone on a 20 minute run to calibrate the app and improve…