Thursday 21 May 2020

Apple Watch recording rides done on my Orange Brompton

I am a little bit of an Apple fan boy. My fascination with all things Apple goes back several years and I have bought/or been gifted their computers, iPods, iPads and iPhones over the years. The Apple Watch never really did it for me and I didn't see the point of it. Getting a series 3 version last Christmas I genuinely didn't think I would find it useful. Of course things do change.

There are so many features on the Apple Watch I do not use but the ones I put to use are quite frankly excellent.

The first is the various activity trackers. in the lockdown I have done lots and lots of walking as part of my daily exercise and the watch can track heart rate, steps, distance, calories burnt and also produce a map of your route.

The second and perhaps most useful for me is the outdoor cycle tracker. This does all of the above and all the data it spits out at you is all rather good. The GPS tracking that displays your route on a map, logs your distance and speed is surprisingly accurate and not that different to the data produced by my Wahoo. I find myself recording my ride data on my watch.

I have no desire to upgrade my humble series 3 to a newer model and will keep it until it dies. Because there are two other newer versions of the series 3 out there, bargains can be found for the 3. Defiantly worth a look if you want to have a really quick and easy way to get heaps of data and it even tells the time!

Stay safe out there people!!

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