Edited by: Sharya Sharma
Last updated: January 14, 2023, 12:39 PM IST
The Apple Watch has consistently proven itself as a reliable and accurate device for tracking workouts and helping athletes prepare for challenging events like marathons. It offers a wide range of features to meet users’ fitness needs, from tracking basic stats like steps taken and calories burned, to more advanced features like Activity Trends and heart rate monitoring.
Apple Watch Series 8, along with watchOS 9, brings new visualization tools and advanced running analytics right in the Workout app. Performance is also enhanced by effective training tools including heart rate zones, race route, pacer and custom training.
In addition to the fitness tracking features, the device is also equipped with several health and safety features that provide users with additional peace of mind. One of those features is the EKG, which can detect abnormal heart rhythms and alert users to potential problems. Another important feature is the fall detection, which can detect when a user has taken a hard fall and automatically send an alert to the user’s emergency contacts.
Now athletes like Swati Mukund swear by the Apple Watch to prepare for grueling events like the 2023 Mumbai Marathon. “My Tata Mumbai half marathon training with Apple Watch Series 8 in tow was a dream. I tracked my running sessions, long-distance runs, and strength and weight workouts on a weekly basis,” says Swati Mukund.
She claims the split-wise analysis, along with pace, heart rate zones, and cadence, play an integral role in her fitness routine. She also added that “the thrill of closing the rings feels satisfying.”
She notes that one of the most appealing features of the Apple Watch for many users is the ability to stay connected to their phone without having to physically carry it. This is especially useful for individuals who use music as an integral part of their exercise routine.
The TATA Mumbai Marathon takes place on Sunday, January 15, with more than 55,000 runners expected to take part in the highly anticipated event, which is making a comeback after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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