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Apple Watch and iPhone Fitness Tips and Tricks


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  • Copyright 2016
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Pages: 368
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5475-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5475-2

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Apple Watch and iPhone Fitness Tips and Tricks contains hundreds of tips and tricks you can use with the new Apple Watch and your iPhone to create a powerful personal health and fitness system that can help you get fit, and stay fit.

You’ll learn how to use Apple’s new technologies to track your performance, strengthen your motivation, reduce your stress, and improve your diet. You’ll learn how to use the Apple Watch and iPhone with everything from Bluetooth-compatible workout equipment to third-party exercise and nutrition apps.

Easy to understand and nontechnical, this book is ideal for beginners, as well as more experienced Apple Watch and iPhone users who are fitness-, health-, or nutrition-minded and want to reduce their stress, lose weight, sleep better, build muscle, and live a healthier lifestyle.

In addition, this book is part of Que’s Content Update Program. As Apple updates features of the Apple Watch and iPhone, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the software. The updates will be delivered to you via a FREE Web Edition of this book, which can be accessed with any Internet connection.

How to access the free Web Edition: Follow the instructions within the book to learn how to register your book to get the FREE Web Edition.

Author Jason Rich is the best-selling author of more than 55 books. Rich will help you learn to:

• Through in-depth and exclusive interviews with world-renowned health and fitness experts, learn how to succeed in your fitness, diet, and health goals
• Define achievable goals, and use your iPhone and Apple Watch to work toward them
• Use the built-in Health app to collect, view, analyze, store, or share health and fitness data
• Customize your Apple Watch to display fitness information whenever you want it
• Wirelessly link a scale, treadmill, fitness tracker, and medical devices to your iPhone
• Discover great tracking and performance tools for cyclists, runners, and walkers
• Track what you eat, and become more mindful about nutrition
• Discover mind/body tools for improving focus and reducing stress
• Monitor your sleep patterns, sleep better, and consistently wake up more rested
• Reinforce your motivation with apps, accessories, and music
• Set up Medical ID to provide life-saving medical information in an emergency
• Make the most of Apple’s Activity and Workout apps

Sample Content

Online Sample Chapter

Using the Activity, Workout, and Other Fitness Apps with Your Apple Watch


How to Find Fitness Apps on Your Apple Watch

How to Lose Weight with iPhone Apps from Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, and Nutrisystem

How to Use Fitbit Fitness and Activity Trackers

How to Use the iOS 8.4 Edition of the Music App

How to Use the Nike+ Training Club App on iPhone or Apple Watch

How to Use the Workout App on the Apple Watch

Sample Pages

Download the sample pages (includes Chapter 5 and Index)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1  Use the iPhone as a Powerful Health and Fitness Tool     1
What to Expect from This Book     3
What the iPhone Offers     3
What You Need to Get Started      4
Update Your iPhone’s iOS and Apps     6
    Update iOS     7
    Update Your Apps     9
Customize Your iPhone’s Settings     10
    Enable Location Services     11
    Adjust Notification-Related Settings for Specific Apps     12
    Use Bluetooth Devices with Your iPhone     14
Establish Your Health Goals     16
Take Advice from Experts     18
    Meet Jeana Anderson, Founder of ASweatLife.com     18
Chapter 2  Tell More Than the Time with Apple Watch     21
Discover the Apple Watch     23
Interact with Your Apple Watch     26
Prepare Your Apple Watch     27
    Pair Your Apple Watch with Your iPhone     27
    Customize Your Apple Watch     29
    Keep the Apple Watch’s Operating System Up to Date     41
Discover the Activity and Workout Apps That Come Preinstalled with Apple Watch     44
    Use the Activity App     44
    Use the Workout App     46
Find and Install Additional Health and Fitness-Related Apps     47
    The Cost of Apps     48
    Use the Apple Watch App to Find and Install Apps onto Your Watch     49
Pebble Time as a Viable Apple Watch Alternative     53
Chapter 3  Use Fitness Trackers and Other iPhone and Apple Watch
Accessories     57
Jawbone Fitness/Activity Trackers     59
    Differences Between UP Devices     60
    Get the Lowdown on the UP Apps     61
    Set Up Your UP Account     63
    Manage Your Health with the UP App     67
Fitbit Fitness/Activity Trackers     73
Weighing In on Bluetooth Weight Scales     77
    Health o meter Lose It! Scale     78
    Withings Smart Body Analyzer     78
    Fitbit Aria Scale     79
Other Bluetooth Health and Fitness Tools That Work with Your iPhone     80
Chapter 4  Work with the iPhone’s Health App     85
Set Up the Health App     88
    Customize the Dashboard’s Display     90
    Adjust Health-Related Options from the Settings Menu     97
Add Personal Information to the Health App’s Medical ID Feature     98
Chapter 5  Use the Activity, Workout, and Other Fitness Apps     103
Get Acquainted with the Activity App on the Apple Watch     105
    Set Up the Activity App     107
    Launch the Activity App     112
    Discover What Information the Activity App Gathers and How to View It     113
Get Acquainted with the Activity App on the iPhone     116
Get Started Using the Workout App on the Apple Watch     120
How to Use the Heart Rate App     125
App Options for Fitness-Minded People     126
Learn About the Optional Fitnet App from the Guy Who Created It     127
Chapter 6  Find and Use Specialized Health Apps     131
Discover the Types of Apps Available from the App Store     133
    Health & Fitness Apps     134
    Medical Apps     135
    Food & Drink Apps     136
Search for Specific Types of Apps in the App Store     137
Check Out the App Store’s Top Charts Lists     138
Find and Install Optional iPhone Apps     140
Delete and Reinstall iPhone Apps     142
Use App Purchases on Multiple Devices     144
Always Pay Attention to App Ratings and Reviews     144
    Learn About the Johnson & Johnson Official 7-Minute Workout App from Its Creator     145
Chapter 7  Explore Fitness Solutions for Walkers, Joggers, and Runners     151
What to Look For     152
Apps for Walking     154
    MapMyWalk     155
    Walkmeter GPS Pedometer     160
    Sports Tracker     163
Specialized Apps for Runners and Joggers     165
    Nike+ Running     165
    MapMyRun     169
    RunKeeper     170
    Runtastic Pro     173
    Couch to 5K     175
    Anthony Knierem, Matchup Co-Founder, Talks About Wearable Technology for Fitness Tasks     177
Chapter 8  Explore Fitness Strategies for Bicyclers      181
Biking Apps for Fitness Enthusiasts     183
    Cyclemeter GPS     183
    MapMyRide+ GPS Cycling and Route Tracking     187
    Runtastic Road Bike Pro     189
    Strava Running and Cycling     191
Using the Wahoo Fitness RFLKT+ Bike Computer     193
Navigating Safely with the Hammerhead One     195
Chapter 9  Establish a Mind/Body Connection     197
Improve Your Mood with an App     199
    Use the Happify App to Become More Positive     199
    Use Happier’s Comprehensive Toolset to Achieve Happiness     202
    Get Therapy Online via an App     204
Relax with the Calm App     206
Try a Yoga App to Help You Stay Centered     208
    Learn Pilates with an App     209
    Join Yoga Expert Tara Stiles in Guided Yoga Sessions     211
Give Your Brain a Healthy Workout      216
Chapter 10  Achieve Your Dieting Goals     219
Access Interactive Cookbooks     222
Get Personalized Recipe Recommendations from Yummly     223
Get the Most Out of Nutrition and Calorie Counter Apps     228
    Track Your Food with MyFitnessPal     229
Use Established Diet Plan Apps     235
    Skip Meetings with the Weight Watchers App     235
    Diet High-Tech with the Jenny Craig App     237
    Follow the Nutrisystem Diet Plan from Your iPhone     238
Discover the LoseIt! App     238
    Learn More About LoseIt! from Creator Charles Teague     241
Chapter 11  Monitor Your Sleep and Sleep Better     245
Sleep Better via the Sleepio App and Online Service     247
    Sleepio’s Creators/Sleep Experts Share Their Sleep Insights     249
Overcome Sleep Issues Using ResMed’s S+ Device     251
    Learn More About the S+ Device from Matt Norton     253
Get Acquainted with Other Sleep-Related Apps for the iPhone     256
    Relax Melodies: Sleep Zen Sounds & White Noise     257
    Sleep Better: Sleeping Cycle Tracker     259
    Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock     263
    White Noise     264
Chapter 12  Getting the Most from General Fitness Apps     267
Overview of General Fitness and Activity Tracker Apps     269
    Argus – Pedometer and GPS Activity Tracker     270
    Fitnet Personal Fitness Workouts     274
    Human – Activity & Calorie Tracker     276
    MapMyFitness     278
    Nike+ Training Club     281
Fitmo Goes Beyond Offering Just a Virtual Trainer     285
    Learn More About the Fitmo App from One of Its Creators     288
Chapter 13  Find Music to Keep You Motivated While Active     291
Make Your Music Readily Accessible     293
Choose Your Music     296
Find and Purchase Music from the iTunes Store     296
    View iTunes Charts to See What’s Popular     300
    Use the iTunes Search Field     301
    Preview Songs Before Making a Purchase     302
    Purchase Music from the iTunes Store     303
    Use Other Options to Purchase Music     304
Control Your Music with the Music App     305
    Discover the New Apple Music Service     305
    Use the Music App on Your iPhone     306
    Make Workouts Fun Using Playlists and the Music App     315
    Control the Music App Using the iPhone’s Control Center     324
    Customize the iTunes Store and Music Apps on Your iPhone     325
    Use the Music App on Your Apple Watch     325
Stream Music via the Internet     327
Index      329


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