Do you own an Apple Watch? Would you like to see your calorie burn and heart rate in real time onscreen as you’re working out to Autumn Calabrese, Shaun T, or Tony Horton? Soon you’ll be able to with the Beachbody On Demand App for the Apple Watch (it’s what you may have heard referred to as the P90X App in Apple’s Keynote Address on Wednesday).
The app will allow you to get instant feedback and see your real-time workout data on the top right of the screen so you can adjust your effort to match your exercise goals. And, you’ll also be able to use your Apple watch as a remote to control the playback of your workouts.
At the end of each workout, you’ll see a summary of your performance. This includes the length of your workout, your average heart rate, your calories burned, and the amount of time you spent in five different heart rate zones. You can compare your results over time to see how you’re progressing!
What do I need to be able to use the Beachbody Apple Watch app?
To get access to this functionality, you’ll need a membership to Beachbody On Demand (psst – the first 30 days are free), the Beachbody On Demand app, an Apple Watch, and an Apple device (iPhone, iPad, Apple TV) to play your workout.
If you have an Apple TV, stream Beachbody On Demand through your Apple TV and you’ll see your heart rate and caloric burn displayed on the screen while you’re exercising.
If you don’t own an Apple TV, stream Beachbody On Demand from your iPhone or iPad and use AirPlay or Chromecast to beam it to your television. This will also allow you to see your activity information.
Where does the Beachbody Apple Watch app get my information for calorie burn and heart rate?
The Apple Watch is continuously tracking your heart rate and Apple HealthKit contains your other information. The Beachbody On Demand app overlays that information onto the video screen. The more data you provide (height, weight, body fat percentage, etc.), the more accurate your caloric burn numbers will be.
Download the app here and let us know any questions you have in the comments!