How the Apple Watch can keep you moving in the right direction

The new Apple Watch allows you to set your targets and achieve your health and fitness goals

The Apple Watch Photo: Apple

If you’re looking to keep better tabs on your health and fitness regime, the Apple Watch could be the device for you.

This new sleek and stylish watch not only helps to keep track of your training in the gym, outside or on the road, but it also monitors movements during your day-to-day life, such as walking and standing, which are often taken for granted.

It has a heart rate sensor which can help to determine your intensity level and accurately measures how many calories you’ve burnt, which is vital when it comes to keeping your body well-fuelled before and after a workout.

The accelerometer measures all types of physical body movements to calculate how many calories you burn, aided by its in-built GPS system, which means that every move you make really is a step in the right direction.

You can set your goals dependent on your previous workouts, receive progress updates throughout your session and get an informative workout summary, which provide all the stats you need to know to track your progress.

Apple Watch’s built-in Workout app built shows live stats including elapsed time, distance, calories, pace and speed for a variety of the most popular activities, including running and cycling — indoors or out.

Naturally, you can seamlessly link your Apple Watch to third-party apps, including MyFitnessPal, Nike+ Running, Green Kitchen and FitStar Yoga.

Our personal favourite is MyFitnessPal, the fastest and easiest-to-use calorie counter for iOS which has helped to revolutionise our eating habits.

Of course, all of the above apps are available to download on the App Store.

The Apple Watch has already received numerous endorsements from professional sportsmen and sportswomen, including Arsenal’s club-record signing Mesut Ozil.

The World Cup winner uploaded a photo of himself testing his new Apple Watch on Instagram earlier this year, and the Gunners star post his own endorsement of the product.

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Mesut Ozil tries out his new gadget Photo: Mesut Ozil

Ozil wrote: “Excited about my new cool gadget! It’s just like Michael Knight’s watch, but a real one #knightrider #phone”

You can select your own size and your own strap, which allows its owner to stamp their character on the Apple Watch.

Find out more about Apple Watch here.

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This article was last updated on February 20, 2018.
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