How to Add a Workout You Forgot to Track to the Apple Watch

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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 toward 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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Related: How to Add a Custom Workout on the Apple Watch

How to Add a Workout to an Apple Watch

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

  1. Open the Health app on your iPhone.
  2. Select the Browse tab.


     
  3. Tap the Search bar and enter the word Workouts.
  4. Select Workouts from the list of results.
  5. On the top right, tap Add Data.


     
  6. Choose your activity type, then enter the number of calories and the start and stop times.
  7. When you’re finished, tap Add.

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

Leanne Hays is an SEO Content Strategist and Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.