How to customize your Fitness+ metrics

heart rate monitoring in Apple Fitness+

Apple Fitness+ service integrates automatically with your Apple Watch and uses the metrics collected from your watch to display them on your iPad, iPhone, or Apple TV.

You can easily customize these metrics so that it only displays the ones that you select.

Workout time, heart rate, and calories burned are displayed in the upper left as your workout when you use your Apple Watch.

Your Activity Rings progress also appears in the upper right. 

You can choose whether to show how much time has elapsed in your workout, how much time is remaining, or turn off time entirely from the display.

Customize Fitness+ Workout Metrics

To customize Apple Fitness+ metrics, start a workout from the Apple Fitness screen. If you are already in the workout, tap on the screen.Customize fitness+ metrics

  • Select the metrics editor buttonfitness+ metrics editor
  • Enable ‘Show Metrics‘ on this screen
  • Choose between ‘Off,’ ‘Show Time Elapsed,’ ‘Show Time Remaining‘ to set up the time-related metrics
  • Tap on Done

The selected time metric will be displayed on the top left corner of the screen when you do not use your Apple Watch.

This makes it easy to control what you see on your screen when you workout.

Another cool Apple Fitness+ Feature?

Unlike many other fitness subscriptions, you can download Apple Fitness+ classes for offline viewing! Apple Fitness app confirming you aren't online and showing downloaded Apple Fitness+ classes only

Check out this article for details: How to download Apple Fitness+ classes and play them offline

Wrapping it up

We love all the user-friendly features Apple added to Fitness+ including the ability to change what metrics appear on-screen.

If you’ve got a favorite Apple Fitneess+ feature that you want to share, send us a shout out in the comments!

I am a technologist with years of experience with Apple and wearOS products and have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. 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&fitness-tech evolution and keep 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 or Fossil Gen 5 LTE and keep a close eye on my HRV and other recovery metrics.


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