The Apple Watch gives athletes the convenience of recording their training without having to open multiple fitness apps, use additional devices or manually record their workouts. With the new TrainingPeaks integration with Apple Health, you will now be able to sync your training plan, health metrics and workouts with your Apple Watch.
How to Record Workouts Using Your Apple Watch
The built-in Workout app on the Apple Watch lets you record a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, including running, swimming, cycling, yoga, wheelchair and more. It tracks basic metrics like heart rate, distance covered, time elapsed, and calories burned. It also helps you measure your progress towards activity goals, so you stay on track throughout your training.
To have your workouts automatically imported from your Apple Watch to TrainingPeaks, you’ll need to connect your accounts. After a one-time sync, every completed workout will automatically appear on your TrainingPeaks calendar for you or your coach to analyze.
For now, only workouts recorded after your accounts have been connected will appear on your TrainingPeaks calendar. This is to avoid creating duplicate workouts that may already exist in your Health app. A full historical sync will be available in a future version of this integration.
To get started, log in to your TrainingPeaks Athlete account on your iPhone, open your Settings and click Connect Health app. Make sure to turn on all categories so every workout type will automatically sync. Once your accounts are linked, it will show ‘Connected’ under the Health App. It’s that easy!
For more information on how to sync your Apple Health Account with TrainingPeaks, check out this Help Article.