How to Add a Workout to Apple Watch (Step-by-Step Guide)

by | Aug 11, 2023

Knowing how to add a workout to your Apple Watch is helpful for those times when your watch fails to track your exercise due to an error, it keeps pausing your workout, or simply forgetting to wear it.

This article will walk you through the steps to manually log a workout on your Apple Watch, making sure that every effort counts towards your fitness goals

How to Add a Workout to Apple Watch

Manually adding a workout to your Apple Watch is simple:

  1. Open the Health app on your iPhone.
  2. On the bottom pane, select “Browse“.
  3. Select “Activity“.
  4. Scroll down and select “Workouts“.
  5. On the top right, click “Add Data“.
  6. Select the proper “Activity Type“.
  7. Enter the estimated “Calories“.
  8. Input the “Distance” if it is relevant to this exercise.
  9. Enter the “Start” and “End” time of the exercise.
  10. Tap “Add” on the top right.

Tip #1: If you’re unsure about how many calories you burned, look back on past similar workouts and roughly estimate your calories based off that. You can also just leave it blank if you prefer.

Tip #2: If you incorrectly add a workout, you may need to delete the workout first, then follow the steps above to add it back properly.

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Ken Lynch

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Ken is a Data Analyst in the Healthcare industry and the owner and sole contributor to The Wearable Guy.

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