With a quarter of the global market, the Apple Watch is by far the most popular fitness watch. However, many of its carriers want to track their activities with third-party applications. If you're one of them, do not fret – fortunately, the clock's popularity is that many popular apps – such as MyFitnessPal, Couch to 5K, Strava and Nike Training – have made this process pretty easy.
The main thing is to install the app on your phone, make sure the watch app is installed, and make a few settings. To sync these four apps with your Apple Watch.
After you download Under Armours App MyFitnessPal (MFP) (available for iOS and Android) and set up your account, you can easily connect it to the Apple Health ecosystem and your Apple Watch.
- Give the MFP permission to follow your steps.
- It then displays a long list of apps that the MFP can communicate with. Scroll down to "Health App". That's Apple. Touch it.
- MFP will then go to the Health app source screen, where you can decide what data MFP will write to and read from the Apple Health ecosystem. Most of this data comes not from motion tracking but from the food tracking that you perform in MFP. You can choose what data you want to share. Note, however, that you can change them at any time on the Sources screen of the Health app.
- MFP automatically installs an app on your Apple Watch, giving you quick access to your day's nutrient, water, and calorie intake, as well as the steps taken.
Couch to 5K
Couch to 5K (C25K) from Zen Labs (available for iOS and Android) is a hugely popular app for starters and would-be runners. The free version does not include an Apple Watch app or calorie and distance measurement, but you can save and pay the $ 5 for the Pro version.
- Give C25K permission to use your iPhone's motion processor. Swipe through a few introductory screens and tap "Start Running." At this point, you must give permission as to when and when you want to access your phone's GPS.
- However, before you start running, you must connect C25K to the Health app. On the Warmup screen, tap Pause, then tap the Hamburger button in the upper-left corner to display the Settings menu. Scroll down and you'll see an Apple Health switch. Turn it on.
- C25K will then show you the screen where you can share your workouts with the Health app. Make your changes, tap "Allow" and close the menu.
- The Watch app can be used as a stand-alone application. just flip over. Tap "Start" and you're ready to go.
Strava comes as close to a lingua franca as in fitness apps. Chances are, most of them use Strava as a tracker or transfer their data via Strava as you share your fitness with other devices and people.
- Download the Strava app (available for iOS and Android).  Create a Strava account. The app immediately prompts you to begin recording your activity. However, tap "Later" to set up the app instead of immediately starting recording. You can follow athletes, connect to your Facebook account and sync your contacts, or just skip the whole thing.
- Next, you'll see the Getting Started screen, where you can connect your Apple Watch.
- Tap "Connect GPS Watch or Computer" to see a long list of supported devices. Touch "Apple Watch."
- Pass an interstitial site, agree to a code of conduct, and grant access to health-related information. Touch "Finish".
- You can watch a variety of activities from the clock: outdoor runs, bike rides, walks, indoor runs and rides, hiking, cross-country skiing and workouts. Tap one and the app logs (and displays) the elapsed time, speed, distance, and heart rate. If you swipe left, you can pause or stop the workout and play with some relevant settings.
Nike Training Club
Apple and Nike have a long one, so it's not surprising that Nike interacts smoothly with the Apple Watch. Download the Nike Training Club app (available for iOS and Android), create an account, accept or reject the upsell, and get started. Before that, however, you will be given the opportunity to set up your Apple Watch.
- Tap Getting Started, and you'll be given the opportunity to set up your watch.
- Tap the "Enable" button for "Health," and you can connect the NTC Watch app to Apple Health. (You can do this manually later in the Sources menu of the Health app.)
- The Watch app is a second screen for the iPhone. It is not executed independently. Start the Watch app, and you'll be advised that it's time to exercise. The watch changes along with the instructions that are displayed and spoken on your phone.
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