How to automatically and manually stop a workout on Apple Watch


Apple Watch lets you automatically pause or resume an ongoing workout in the Workout app using built-in sensors that detect when the user stops or resumes movement.

The functionality does not require the use of a GPS system, so it can work on any Apple Watch model. The instructions below will tell you how to activate this functionality on your device.

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How to automatically pause a workout on Apple Watch

one… Open the Watch app on iPhone and go to “My watch“→”Workout“;

2… Move the slider “Auto pause for running“To position”Included“. When the training function is activatedRun»Will pause automatically when you stop moving and resume when you start moving.

How to automatically and manually pause a workout on Apple Watch

Also, pay attention to the switches:

Start training: When activated, Apple Watch will remind you to start exercising if you walk, run, swim, or exercise on an ellipsoid or ergometer.

End of training: When this option is activated, Apple Watch will remind you to end your workout if it turns out to be over.

Pause by pressing: When activated, you can pause your workout by pressing the Digital Crown and Side Button at the same time. Press both buttons again to continue. It should be noted that when you press the Digital Crown and the side button, a screenshot is also taken and, to avoid inconvenience, watchOS disables this feature by default. The feature can be reactivated in the Watch app on iPhone: “My Watch” → “General” → “Screenshots”

Hardware detection: Quickly kick-start your workout by bringing your Apple Watch to compatible equipment in the gym (detail).

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How to manually pause a workout on Apple Watch

If you prefer manual control to pause your workout, swipe from left to right across the workout screen and press thePause”

How to automatically pause a workout on Apple Watch

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