Apple Watch Can Help Wheelchair Users Roll Past Their New Year Fitness Goals

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Every year millions of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution to start exercising regularly or to become more active. For people who are wheelchair users this can be an even more difficult resolution to obtain. Luckily, the Apple watch Series 3 is a watch that considers all the different ways people move.

This device encourages wheelchair users by tracking pushes, rather than steps.The watch also encourages users to meet daily goals, burn more calories and nudges them to keep moving throughout the day. Alongside the activity app, where the The picture has two Apple watches demonstrating what the wheelchair workout screen displays. One watch has a reminder to move, the second watch lets you choose a wheelchair workout. user can track pushes, there is the workout app where the user can accurately measure movement in specific exercise routines and set goals. For wheelchair users, there are two unique workouts — Outdoor Wheelchair Walk Pace and Outdoor Wheelchair Run Pace. Just choose a workout and Apple Watch turns on the appropriate sensors. Enabling wheelchair workouts is easy and simple, check out the step by step guide below to learn how!

Enabling Apple Watch Wheelchair Mode: 

  1. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the My Watch tab, then tap Health.
  3. Tap Edit, then tap Wheelchair and choose Yes.
  4. Tap Done.

Track Apple Watch Wheelchair Workouts:

  1. Open the Exercise app on Apple Watch
  2. Scroll down the wheelchair exercises.
  3. Tap Outdoor Wheelchair Walk Pace or Outdoor Wheelchair Run Pace.
  4. Set your goal.
  5. Start spinning.

That’s it! Now when you go into your Workout app on your Apple Watch, you will see two wheelchair workouts which will track pushes instead of steps.


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