Customize your Apple Watch workouts for effective home exercise

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Can't go to the gym? Customize your Apple Watch to fit your home workouts.
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If you’re stuck at home due to COVID-19 self-isolation, you’re probably not getting enough exercise these days. Still, you should try to keep yourself in shape, for both your mental and your physical wellbeing. The Apple Watch can definitely help, and you can customize the data it displays during workouts so you only see what you need.

Maybe you don’t need to know the current pace for your indoor walk, or you don’t care to be distracted by your calorie burn during a yoga session. Let’s see how to customize Apple Watch workouts to fit your personal needs.

For under $20, these are the workout earphones you need [Deals]

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Get in the zone with these sweatproof earphones from TaoTronic.
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If you work out to music or podcasts, you’ve undoubtedly run up against earbuds that just won’t *%$#[email protected] stay in your ears. As cool as AirPods are, just try to keep those things wedged securely in your ear canals while jogging, lifting or basically doing any serious exertion.

Spoiler alert: It’s not gonna happen.

Get a hands-on look at watchOS 5’s new Apple Watch features

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We've had time to play with the developer beta of watchOS 5, here's what's new.
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WWDC 2018 bug Cult of Mac Even if you already saw the WWDC 2018 keynote where Apple showed off watchOS 5, there are tons of features that got brushed over — and some did not get mentioned at all.

As is our duty, we installed the first developer beta of watchOS 5 and gave it a full run-through so we can show you all the new features in action. Check out the video below.