How to Add a Custom Workout on the Apple Watch

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Your Apple Watch includes the option to create custom workouts when your activity is not included in the default list of Apple Watch workout-tracking options. To create a custom workout, you'll need to use the option labeled Other in the list of workouts and then name that workout for later use. Let's get going with creating your custom workout on the Apple Watch.

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How to Add a Custom Workout on the Apple Watch

  1. Choose Other when choosing a workout type and start the workout in the usual way. 
  2. When you've finished the workout, swipe right and tap End.
  3. Next, tap Name Workout.


     
  4. Select the workout type and then tap Done to save the workout
  5. This custom workout will be available from now on in the workout tracking options on your Apple Watch

    select done

Now your custom workout is ready to go!

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Before joining iPhone Life, Tamlin received his BFA in Media & Communications as well as a BA in Graphic Design from Maharishi International University (MIU), where he edited MIU's literary journal, Meta-fore. With a passion for teaching, Tamlin has instructed young adults, college students, and adult learners on topics ranging from spoken word poetry to taking the perfect group selfie. Tamlin's first computer, a Radioshack Color Computer III, was given to him by his father. At 13, Tamlin built his first PC from spare parts. He is proud to put his passion for teaching and tech into practice as a writer and educator at iPhone Life.