New Apple Watch should be able to track a wide variety of workouts

Pretty soon, your Apple Watch may be able to track everything under the sun when it comes to workouts.

Uncovered by iHelp BR, the latest beta version of IOS 11 includes icons and titles for a whole new set of Workout routines. This is likely there for the sake of the Apple Watch companion app.

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The list is quite comprehensive and includes: badminton, barre, baseball, bowling, boxing climbing, core training, cricket, curling, dance, equestrian sports, fencing, fishing, flexibility, functional training, golf, gymnastics, jump rope, kickboxing, lacrosse, paddle sports, pilates, “play,” sailing, skating, skiing and other snow sports, step training, strength training and surfing. Currently, the latest watch OS 4 beta doesn’t include any of these.

A new skiing workout was unearthed earlier from leaked HomePod files. The firmware includes references to a “Skiing Workout” alongside strings mentioning “Downhill Snow Sports Distance,” “Ski Data,” and “Workout Activity Type.”

Apple has steadily been adding new exercises to the Workout app over the past couple of years. The previous watchOS 3 update introduced swimming exercises, and we know that fitness tracking functionality is going to be extended further with watchOS4. This will include better coaching, monthly challenges, fancier visuals, and a new mode for High Intensity Interval Training. There is also enhanced swim tracking.

The iPhone 8 is expected to be unveiled on September 12th. There is a good chance the Apple Watch Series 3 will be launched alongside the new smartphone.

Source: iHelpBR

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