In our latest ‘What is?’ article, we’re going to explain what the Activity app is on your iPhone, what it does and what the basic features are.

What is the Activity app?

Generally on the iPhone, the Activity app will appear on your home screen if you have paired an Apple Watch with your phone, the app won’t appear unless you have an Apple Watch or have previously paired one previously. The icon looks like this:

Activity app icon
Activity app icon

Those familiar with the Apple Watch will know that the fitness tracking is done in quite a unique way, instead on focusing solely on step counts – the Apple Watch concentrates more on the quality of the exercise and movement you do, the pink ring records your calories and this goal can be user configured, the green ring records your exercise is set to the government recommended 30 mins of exercise and the blue ring represents standing.

Activity app on Apple Watch
Activity app on Apple Watch

iPhone app

The iPhone app is the place where your historical data for each day is recorded, here you can view previous days and see how you did. You can also view your past workouts, whether they are completed with the Apple stock apps or third party ones.

The Achivements tab, is where all the awards are held. The Apple Watch will give you a badge for various things such as closing all three rings for a month, setting new workout records and even for special occasions.

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