Create your own Mindfulness / Breathe Reminders on your Apple Watch

Apple’s Mindfulness app now offers not only Breathe and Reflect experiences but also a State of Mind feature that allows you to reflect on how you are feeling and log your transient emotions and moods. 

Some new Apple Watch users often get discouraged by the random Breathe notifications on their Apple Watch and end up turning the feature off completely. You will be glad to know that in the watchOS 17, you can set up mindfulness reminders based on your needs.

Here’s how to create your own Breathe / Mindfulness reminders on your Apple Watch

On your Apple Watch,

  1. Open the Settings app on your Apple WatchSettings App on Apple Watch Ultra
  2. Scroll down and tap on MindfulnessMindfulness app custom reminders for breathing
  3. This opens up the Reminders ScreenMindfulness Reminders Apple Watch
  4. Scroll down and tap on ‘Add Reminder’Add Breathe Reminder on Apple Watch
  5. Here add your desired time by tapping on ‘Change Time’Adjust Mindfulness Reminder time using digital crown
  6. Using the Digital crown, set up the reminder time and tap on the check mark when doneConfirm Mindfulness Reminder time on Apple Watch
  7. Next, tap on Repeat and set up the days when you want this reminderRepeat Breathe Reminders on Apple Watch
  8. You can choose different days of the week and also set up multiple daysSetting Multiple Breathe Reminders on Apple Watch
  9. You can tap on the ‘+’ sign and add multiple times as well based on your preferenceAdd Multiple Daily Reminders for Mindfulness

By default, the reminders are enabled when you set them up. Tap on any specific mindfulness reminder and scroll all the way down.Enable or Delete Mindfulness reminders on Apple Watch

Here, you can enable or disable the reminder. You can also choose to delete a specific reminder by tapping on the Delete button.

How to check for total Mindfulness Minutes using your iPhone

Once you have started practicing your mindfulness moments using your regularly scheduled breath reminders, you can check on the report showing the total number of mindfulness minutes in any specific period using the Health app on your iPhone.How To Track total Mindfulness Minutes from Apple Watch

  1. Open the Health app on your iPhone
  2. Tap on Browse at the bottom of the screen
  3. Next, tap on Mindful Minutes
  4. The graph on the next screen shows the total number of mindfulness minutes
  5. Tap on any column in the graph and it shows you the details

We hope that you found this article helpful. As we get into the New Year, we can choose to be more mindful and stay in the here and the now. Your Apple Watch and the Mindfulness app is a great resource to help you with exactly that!

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Sudz Niel Kar
I am a technologist with years of experience with Apple and wearOS products, have a BS in Computer Science and an MBA specializing in emerging tech, and owned the popular site AppleToolBox. In my day job, I advise Fortune 500 companies with their digital transformation strategies and also consult with numerous digital health startups in an advisory capacity. I'm VERY interested in exploring the digital health and fitness-tech evolution and keeping a close eye on patents, FDA approvals, strategic partnerships, and developments happening in the wearables and digital health sector. When I'm not writing or presenting, I run with my Apple Watch Ultra or Samsung Galaxy Watch and closely monitor my HRV and other recovery metrics.


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