This lesser-known Apple Watch Ultra skill can help improve your gym workout

This lesser-known Apple Watch Ultra skill can help improve your gym workout

At one time, I believed that there was very little point in using most smartwatches in the gym, especially while lifting weights. Garmin has made a valiant effort with a strength training profile that counts your reps automatically, but it’s not perfect, and frustratingly difficult to control. 

Most of the best smartwatches excel at GPS-recorded outdoor workouts and have specific metrics for cycling, running, and swimming to measure output. However, for gym workouts, yoga, weightlifting, and so on, there are only a couple of ways to track your progress: heart rate, calories burned, and… that’s more or less it. When it comes to reps, weight lifted, or time spent holding a plank, you might as well use a notes app or old-school pen-and-paper.