StrongLifts for Apple Watch

You can log your full workout with Apple Watch, without using your iPhone

  • Work sets and warmup sets will show on Apple Watch
  • Timer between sets works on Apple Watch (with haptic feedback)
  • Once finished, workout duration, avg heart rate, estimated calories, etc will sync to Apple Health/Activity

Do Not Use Apple Workout App

Some StrongLIfters seem to use the Apple Workout App and StrongLifts at the same time on Apple Watch. 

First, this doesn't work - StrongLifts will kill the Apple workout app, because only one can be used at the same time on the Apple Watch.

Second, it's not necessary to start the workout Apple Workout App, because StrongLifts will send ALL workout data to Apple Health/Activity already. This includes estimated calories burned, workout duration, average heart rate, workout data, etc. so it would be redundant to use two apps to do the same thing. You can even see your heart rate when you use Stronglifts on your Apple Watch (it shows in the top right corner under the time).

So: don't use the Apple workout app while using StrongLifts. Just log with StrongLifts only.