I was really confused on how to, or even if the Apple Watch could track laps using the standard Apple Watch Outdoor Run workout. It sure seemed like I should be able to tell the watch that I had finished a lap and have it mark that. It’s a pretty standard feature for most all GPS and Running watches…
However, I didn’t know how to do it, even after some poking around at the watch while on a run.
I’ve found repeatedly over the years in using Apple products, that when I think of some task or option that the device or software ‘should’ do – it probably does. I just have to find that most Apple of ways – usually with a good search on the web.
For lap tracking, I found my answer today. From the Apple Support page:
Mark segments in your workout
To mark a segment in your workout, double-tap the screen, then wait for the segment summary to appear. For example, in an Outdoor Run workout on a track, you could mark each lap or distance. In a 30-minute Indoor Cycle workout, you could split the session into three 10-minute segments.
To see all your segments after a workout:
- On your iPhone, open the Activity app.
- Tap the Workouts tab.
- Tap the workout, then scroll down.
Because your screen locks during swimming workouts, you can’t mark segments.
As usual, pretty simple. I’ll give this a try in my run later today.