How to Add an Apple Watch Workout Manually

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The Apple Watch Workout app is a fantastic activity tracker app. This fitness app not only tracks the duration and type of your workouts but also monitors other metrics like calories burned and distance traveled. Once your running, cardio, swimming, or other workout has been tracked, it counts towards your fitness goals for that day. But what if you forget to start a workout in the Workout app? That workout won't be included in your progress. Don't worry, though; if you forget to start a workout on your Apple Watch, you can still add the data manually later in the iPhone Health app. Let's get started learning how! 

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To add a workout you forgot to track on your Apple Watch to the the Health app:

  • Open the Health app on your iPhone and tap on the Health Data tab.
  • Swipe down to bring up the search bar, then type in Workouts. (You can also find Workouts in the Activity section, but this way is faster.)

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  • Tap the + in the upper right corner and choose your activity type, then enter the number of calories and the start and stop times.
  • When you’re finished, tap Add.

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Now the data from the workout you forgot to track from your Apple Watch will be counted toward your fitness and activity goal on your Apple Watch!

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Leanne Hays is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life.  She loves reading and blogging, and is never without a book in her backpack or an audiobook on her phone. Short-term goals include finishing painting her house and starting an aquaponics farm, long-term goals include a bike tour of Italy and writing a novel.