The Workout app on your Apple Watch is a great way to track your activity and measure your performance when performing certain types of exercise. For example, if you’re training for a marathon by running outdoors, then you might be interested in using the Outdoor Run workout and keeping an eye on your average pace.
But different users have different goals and styles when using the Workout app, so there might be stats shown on the watch face that you don’t need, or there might be information that you would rather see. Our guide below will show you how to customize the appearance of the watch screen when performing workouts so that you can see the metrics that are most important to you.
How to Add or Remove Different Metrics from the Workout Screen on an Apple Watch
The steps in this article were performed in the Watch app on an iPhone 7 Plus, using the WatchOS 10.3.3 operating system. Once you complete these steps you will have customized the different stats that are displayed on the watch face when you are using a workout.
Step 1: open the Watch app.
Step 2: Select the My Watch tab at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
Step 3: Scroll down and choose the Workout option.
Step 4: Touch the Workout View button.
Step 5: Select the workout for which you would like to customize the metrics.
Step 6: Touch the Edit button at the top-right of the screen.
Step 7: Touch the red circle and the Remove button next to each metric that you want to remove from the watch face, and touch the green circle to the left of each metric that you want to add. Touch the Done button at the top-right of the screen when you are finished.
Now that you know how to show different workout metrics on the Apple Watch, you can better customize your workout experience when you use the smartwatch for your exercise routine.
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