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How to get fit with Apple Watch fitness apps

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How to get fit with Apple Watch fitness apps

1. Get on the road

Once you've installed Runkeeper on your iPhone, open the blue app icon on your Apple Watch. Runkeeper remembers the last kind of workout you recorded and displays the option immediately.

If you want to change the type of activity, you need to select it from your phone. Press the button to initiate the activity when you're ready and you'll hear the words "activity started".

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How to get fit with Apple Watch fitness apps

2. Time yourself

The display is replaced with a multi-digit readout. A minutes per mile average is shown in the right-hand corner and a total miles count on the left.

The main digits are the stopwatch, with an option to pause the session appearing along the bottom. You can also choose to exit and save the session from the Pause menu.

The app also notifies you about your fastest intervals.

How to get fit with Apple Watch fitness apps

3. View live data

On completing a workout the Runkeeper app gives you an audible summary of the session, including total time, distance and average pace. During a session, you can lift your wrist to glance at the Watch display to view a screen of live stats.

If you only see a clock face, make sure that Resume Previous Activity is selected in the On Wrist Raise menu of your General settings.