If you’re a fan of the Workout app on the Apple Watch, you’ll definitely want to check out Workouts++. The new version of the app packs in some great new features.

The biggest addition is the ability to download podcasts directly to your Apple Watch. If you have the LTE watch, you can even download podcasts directly to the Watch and bypass the iPhone app altogether. The new app also adds maps for outdoor workouts.

Just in time for all your New Years Resolutions, I’m delighted to announce my newest app, Workouts++.

Workouts++ lets you completely customize your Apple Watch workouts to display whatever fitness data you’d like — from a 6 metric display packed with info to a focused single metric display. For each metric you can setup conditional coloring and haptic alerts to help keep you in the zone. You can even display graphs of your performance to help you understand how well your workout is going. My goal was to create the most customizable workout app possible for the Apple Watch.

The Apple Watch app then lets you use these custom workout screens during your workout, with your configured haptics keeping you on track.

I added a feature to the Apple Watch to help make ending your workout better when your fingers are wet or are wearing gloves. You can now do this solely using the Digital Crown.

Back on your iPhone once the workout is complete you can browse all the collected workouts in theWorkoutsarea. This includes summary statistics as well as minute-by-minute graphs showing precisely your performance.

I started out making the perfect workout app for myself and I believe I ended up making the best workout app for the Apple Watch, period. I hope you’ll give it a try.

David Smith

Downloads Workouts++ on The App Store for free.

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