Exploring The Apple Watch | Lifestyle
Our favorite places in West London to run, bike and walk, presented in partnership with Apple Watch
Spending the summer much closer to home, rather than going on a carefree vacation, may not be what we planned for 2020, but when you have all of London on your doorstep, it isn’t. at all a bad thing. Even time plays ball (well above all). We spend the summer exploring all the parts of the city that we don’t visit often enough, and we use Apple Watch to really make the most of it – we don’t go anywhere without playing music and even Londoners have it. need a route sometimes!
WALK | PORTOBELLO ROAD AND HOLLAND PARK
While there isn’t a Notting Hill Carnival this year, it wouldn’t be fair to let the summer go by without hitting the streets of W11, although the closest thing we can get to is a sound system is a playlist on Apple Music. At the south end of Portobello Road, we like to stop for an ice cream at Unico Gelato, before driving through Holland Park, and with Apple Pay on Apple Watch, it just takes a tap of the wrist to buy it. Since it doesn’t need to be activated with Face ID, it’s the easiest way to pay when we have a face mask.
RUN | HYDE PARK
The Serpentine might be a great place for a dip, but when we want to increase our heart rate, we prefer to go around it rather than cross it. And since there are so many trails crisscrossing the park, it’s easy for us to rack up the miles. In addition to capturing distance, heart rate, and rolling mileage in the Workout app (all measurements can be customized in the Watch app on iPhone), Apple Watch also has an Activity app that measures amount of movement. , exercise and standing every day. Closing our activity rings gives that extra bit of motivation we need to do a run and since everything is connected on the companion app on the iPhone, it’s easy for us to see (and show) our progress. Believe us, when you get this Goal Medal, you’ll stop conversations just to see it.
CYCLE | RICHMOND PARK
Richmond Park is extremely popular with cyclists, the more serious ones using road laps around the perimeter of the park as a warm-up before heading north or south of the Downs. We’re not that serious so we prefer to stick to the Tamsin trail which also loops through the park but is off-road. Although we take it at a more leisurely pace – Broomfield Hill is a bit of a killer, and we can’t resist deer watching either – we still love to follow our rides. In addition to using the built-in Workout app on Apple Watch, we can activate Strava and save all our data right on our wrist.
Apple Watch Series 5 is available on apple.com, from £ 399.