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Get in Shape Using Just an Apple Watch With Watch to 5K

Get in Shape Using Just an Apple Watch With Watch to 5K

July 7, 2020

With many gyms shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic, many of us are looking for new ways to keep in shape start the first steps to a more healthy lifestyle.

Watch to 5K: Running Program

And with the new app Watch to 5K - Running Program, all you need is an Apple Watch.

Designed for newcomers, the app will help you gradually work up toward a 5K run in nine weeks.

All of the running sessions are transferred to the Apple Health app and count to fill the Activity rings. You can see full details of all the runs on an iPhone.

While running, there is a countdown timers with sound and haptics to show how long is left in each run. It also will signal the halfway point.

You can also view distance, calories, average speed, and heart rate on the watch screen. The app also works nicely with a third-party music player or podcast app on your watch. It will lower the volume so you can hear instructions and progress.

As a nice touch, you can also repeat runs to help go at your own pace.

To help keep you motivated, there are a number of awards trophies you can win.

The app is $2.99 and can be purchased on the App Store on iPhone or Apple Watch.

While there are a number of couch to 5K apps, being able to train with just your Apple Watch makes this option a great choice if you like to run without an iPhone.

$2.99
Watch to 5K: Running Program
Watch to 5K: Running Program
Ben Callis