Apple Watch // Fitness & Workout REVIEW



Full fitness review of the Apple Watch. This is a smartwatch that ranges in price quite a bit. It comes in three models: Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, and Apple Watch Edition. It also comes in two different sizes, 38mm and 42mm, and you can get all sorts of additional watch bands to swap in and out.

Is it the best smartwatch you can buy? Possibly. Very likely comes down to whether you’re an Apple or Android person.

Is it the best activity tracker/fitness tracker? No, but it’s not a bad option for folks that want a smartwatch and an activity tracker. Apple does a decent job of catering to the fitness crowd, however, weekend warriors and people really concerned about their fitness data should probably stick with Garmin, POLAR, Suunto, Fitbit, etc.

Is it the best GPS sport watch? No. It’s actually not a GPS watch. It utilizes your phone’s GPS positioning and just relays that information on to your wrist. So technically it’s phone-dependent sport watch.

_Water rating: IPX7 (submergible down to 1m for 30min)
_Battery life: 30-36 hours on a single charge
_Heart Rate: Built-in sensor. Can also pair BLE sensors to it.
_Audio: Built-in Mic. Works w/ BL headphones
_Activity app: Yes. Native.
_Workouts app: Yes. Native, but you can download countless 3rd party fitness apps

So…my recommendation with this guy is that you think about what exactly you’ll be using it for. If you’re looking for a productivity tool, it may be right for you, but gen-2 and 3 will likely be better. If you want a smartwatch, it’s definitely a fantastic option for you. Fitness tool: there are better, but still a great device for getting fit for the summer or just continuing on with your fitness goals. It’s optical sensor is largely very accurate, at least for cardio workouts and daily use. For weightlifting and CrossFit, it’s not so accurate, unfortunately.

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33 thoughts on “Apple Watch // Fitness & Workout REVIEW”

  1. Hi Riz I really love your videos , such a big fan. I'm ordering a 42mm AW space grey, and wandering if the grey AW has paint peeling off problem? Cause it really concerns me. Thanks

  2. Just a question on the apple watch.  Does the app allow you to view heart rate graphs like on a polar M400 or Garmin Vivoactive app or Mio Alpha2/fuse??  If not can you use other apps to view the data and does it matter if its the native optical sensor or a paired chest strap or other device like a rhythm or lifebeam hat??



  3. Dude, you have great perspective on this wearable sport tech!  Well done!  I present technology for Human Capital Management and you have a great flow.  Well done!  I just bought the LifeBeam Hat which delivers tomorrow.  Can't wait to test it out.  Also, agree with you on the Apple Watch.  I have one and run both the native Apple Workout app on the watch and Cyclemeter on my iPhone.  I turned of the notifications for Cyclemeter and do not have it on the watch.  It was crashing.  So will be trying Runtastic based off your reviews.

  4. Hi do you know if the Nike plus running app now supports the watches heart rate sensor? I noticed the Nike app has now been updated and contains a heart rate data point but u can't see much information about it anywhere.

  5. Do you recommend spending the extra money and getting the Apple watch, or going with the Garmin Vivoactive? Thanks!

  6. The next version of watchOS will support native apps, so they can work without being tethered to the iPhone. Beta and SDK are out so I hope there will be some apps ready at release in September.

  7. I think its a handy tool for a fitness junkie like myself. But it does need to be improved. Maybe a firmware update will fix this in the future. I do a lot of training, well when I'm healthy, with no skin or injury issues.

  8. Hi. I would have 2 questions. First one is there any chance to see the track on a map which was recorded by the GPS of the iphone during cycling or Walking?Second one: Is the Training "other" using the GPS or not? I am not sure what to use during Tennis. What would you suggest? Normally GPS is not needed for Tennis.Thanks in Advance.

  9. Is it accurate? I went running and it said I ran 6 miles and I'm not very fit. It also said I ran the mile at 7:46 and I have never ran the mile in under 8 min

  10. Jeff, I have a feeling you work in the IT industry. The lingo you used "developer" as opposed to "programmer" and your whiteboard that looks like a Scrum board… that's my guess.

  11. Hey so I discovered the Apple watch has a Polar app, so I bought one, not solely for that reason though.. I've tried it but it seems you need a separate hr monitor in order for accurate results. Have you tried it? Can you review it?

  12. The UA record app is compatible with Polar H7 also, so you can use the Apple Watch Go récord your workout with more accuracy

  13. Being diagnosed w/ Rheumatoid Arthritis, which is an autoimmune disease & therefore systemic & often times causes sudden cardiac death… I felt it would not only motivate me to be more active despite my damning chronic fatigue from the disease, but also felt having a constant watch on my heart rate would be beneficial as well! I work full time as an STNA (state tested nursing assistant) in a nursing home, & the disease has made my job very hard for me to do most days, but I've found that having this Watch motivates me to push through the pain to meet various goals, & monitor how my activity level affects my disease on a daily basis etc!

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