Tag Archives: Fitness

Episode 123, Apple’s announces new Fitness + workouts, Apple Watch Activity Challenges and Apple launch event scheduled



In this episode, we will discuss Apple’s announcement of new activity challenges for Earth Day and International Dance Day occurring soon and specialized workouts added to Fitness +. We will also talk about Apple’s event scheduled for Tuesday, April 20th at 10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.  More information about Mac Minutes is at the following website link.

Apple sets new Apple Watch Activity Challenges for Earth Day and International Dance Day.
New Workouts for Pregnancy, Workouts for Older Adults, and Workouts for Beginners will be available in Apple Fitness+ on Monday, April 19.

Episode 118, AirPop launches first smart air wearable, Active + with Halo Sensor; and Apple updates operating systems



In this episode, we discuss the launch of the AirPop Active + Smart Mask with Halo Sensor which tracks a combination of air quality data and information about your breathing rate, helping users take control of their respiratory health.  We will finish the podcast talking about the sweeping updates this week to Apple’s operating systems  More information for the mask are at AirPop and the Mac Minutes Podcast websites. (Graphics courtesy of AirPopHealth)

Halo’s discreet sensor array automatically detects when you start breathing and then syncs your breathing data with the app. An inhale/exhale LED ring indicates breath rate while its intelligent capture supports real-time or background passive modes. The personal dashboard shows real-time protection levels and tracks breathing by activity and location. The device works with Apple HealthKit, so you can track your breathing in iOS.
With its patented 360 degrees sealing, medical-grade soft touch membrane, and super light construction the Active mask filters adaptively seal to the contours of your face. The design maintains its shape and fit when snapped into the Airknit pre-formed shell. Paired with adjustable earloops to create the ideal fit for every face.

Episode 112, Apple celebrates Black History Month with new AppleWatch 6 design; fitness activity award; and Apple makes security and firmware updates



In this episode we will discuss Apple celebration of  Black History Month with new AppleWatch 6 design, fitness activity award and more. Also, Apple makes a security update to iOS 14.4; iPadOS 14.4; and firmware updates for the HomePod, HomePod mini; and tvOS 14.4. (AppleWatch graphic courtesy of Apple Inc.)

 

Apple introduces the Black Unity Collection, designed to celebrate and acknowledge Black history and Black culture. The collection includes a limited-edition Apple Watch Series 6, the Black Unity Sport Band, and the Unity watch face.
The Black Unity Sport Band uses colors inspired by the Pan-African flag with the words “Truth. Power. Solidarity.” laser-engraved onto the closure
Apple Watch users can participate in a new Unity Activity Challenge and earn the limited-edition award by closing their Move ring seven days in a row during February.

Episode 93, Apple launches Apple Watch 6 expanding health & fitness capabilities



In this episode, we will discuss one of the announcements from Apple’s virtual presentation which occurred Tuesday morning, specifically the  Apple Watch Series 6, which introduces hardware improvements, watchOS 7 and a number of health and wellness breakthroughs. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

Introducing Apple Watch Series 6, featuring a revolutionary Blood Oxygen sensor and app
Apple Watch Series 6 offers its most colorful collection yet

Episode 79, Apple announces Apple Watch fitness award for World Environment Day; Alaskan Apple User Group holds virtual meeting



In this episode we will discuss Apple announcement that it has scheduled its next Apple Watch Activity Challenge for June 5 in celebration of World Environment Day.  We will also discuss the next virtual meeting of the Alaskan Apple Users Group, June 10, 7 p.m. AK time. Apple enthusiasts are encouraged to join in on this free event. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

Apple’s Watch fitness awards available to earn on World Environment Day, June 5.

Episode 34: Exploring Apple Activity Application features and creative uses



In this episode, Alaskan Apple User Group members, Gary Miller and Jon Scudder will explore the many creative uses of the Activity Application for your AppleWatch and iPhone they have learned since the application’s roll out.  The experienced duo will start with the Activity Ring basics and then venture into more advanced topics such as how to use the application for tracking daily exercises, challenging friends and sharing exercise data.

Keep track of your activity from your Apple Watch, including historical progress toward closing your Activity rings and all the important metrics from your workouts.
Activity Rings from the measure your Move, Exercise and Standing progress daily.
Sharing Activity Data can be a fun way to challenge your friends.

 


Episode 25, Exploring Apple Watch Fitness Awards; Earth Day Fitness Challenge; and Apple tops clean energy goal with new supplier commitments



We will discuss the Apple Watch Fitness Achievement Awards and learn how to use the information to get more awards.  We will also talk about the upcoming Apple’s Earth Day fitness challenge award on Monday, April 22.  To see more of Apple’s past awards, recommend you visit tech and fitness enthusiast Kyle Seth Grey’s website at www.kylesethgrey.com.  (If you own an Apple Watch, you may want to access your iPhone for this episode.) We will finish appropriately with an earth-friendly story from Apple News, announcing Friday, Apple has nearly doubled the number of suppliers that have committed to run their Apple production on 100 percent clean energy, bringing the total number to 44. (Lower graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

2019 Earth Day Special Fitness Award (Courtesy Kyle Seth Grey)
Earning fitness awards on your Apple Watch can be fun and motivating.
One of the many standardized awards.