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Apple Watch and iPhone Fitness Tips and Tricks (includes Content Update Program) By Jason R. Rich

Apple Watch and iPhone Fitness Tips and Tricks (includes Content Update Program) by Jason R. Rich

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Apple Watch and iPhone Fitness Tips and Tricks (includes Content Update Program) Summary

Apple Watch and iPhone Fitness Tips and Tricks (includes Content Update Program) by Jason R. Rich

Book + Content Update Program

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

About Jason R. Rich

Jason R. Rich ( is an accomplished author, journalist, and photographer, who writes extensively about the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Some of his recently published books for Que Publishing include: iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks (5th Edition), My Digital Photography for Seniors, iPad and iPhone Digital Photography Tips and Tricks, and My GoPro Hero Camera.

He also recently created and produced the Managing Your Information Using Evernote and Using Your GoPro Hero3+: Learn To Shoot Better Photos and Videos video courses for Que, and has written numerous other books about the iPhone, iPad, interactive entertainment, and the Internet.

To read more than 150 free articles about how to use the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch written by Jason R. Rich, visit (and click on the Articles tab) or

Through his work as an enrichment lecturer, he often offers workshops and classes about mobile technology, digital photography, and the Internet aboard cruise ships operated by Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises Lines, and Celebrity Cruise Lines, as well as through Adult Education programs in the New England area.

Please follow Jason R. Rich on Twitter (@JasonRich7) and Instagram (@JasonRich7).

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 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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Apple Watch and iPhone Fitness Tips and Tricks (includes Content Update Program) by Jason R. Rich
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