With the start of every new year, most people find themselves reflecting on the past year and looking ahead to the new year – goals set, accomplishments, adventures, risks taken, failures, travel plans, relationships, personal health and fitness, etc. Starting a fitness journey can seem like a daunting task at the onset. However, having a strong support system can sometimes make all the difference. Did you know that your Apple Watch® device has developed a feature that allows users to interact with friends and family while working out throughout the day? Reaching your new year's goals has never been easier! Take a look at how you can share your Apple® watch activity progress with friends and family.
- The first step to sharing your activity progress is by adding friends to share your activity progress with. You can add up to 25 friends to join you on your fitness journey. This includes family members, friends, and even co-workers who are on a similar journey to good health.
- Once they accept your invite, they can view your progress and more importantly, you can view their progress. This brings a little bit of friendly competition and can serve as a great motivational tool to keep you on point past the first few weeks into the new year. Activity data you can share includes calories burned, minutes exercised, hours stood, steps taken and even distance traveled.
- Best part? You can also message your friends from the Apple Watch interface. See your friends struggling to close their rings or notice that your dad has skipped the gym for a few days? Send them a message to motivate them!