How To Delete A Workout On An Apple Watch In Seconds

If you use an Apple Watch to track your workout activity, you may want to know how to delete a workout on an Apple Watch. Though it can be great to have workout metrics to analyze during your fitness journey, your Apple Watch workout list can get cluttered and hard to manage after a while. Deleting workouts on Apple Watch can help you focus more on the workouts that matter most to you.

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How do you delete a workout on an Apple Watch?

You can delete a workout on an Apple Watch by using the Fitness app or Health app on your linked iPhone. Both apps allow you to view all your workouts and have simple delete functions. You have the option to delete a workout only or a workout and its data.

Logging your workouts on an Apple Watch is a great way to track your progress towards your fitness goals. Seeing incremental improvements can help to motivate you to stay focused to cross milestones along the way.

Since maintaining good fitness is a lifelong endeavor, you might want to delete workouts on your Apple Watch every once in a while. We’ll go over how you can delete, export, and manage workouts on your Apple Watch below.

Why Should I Delete A Workout On Apple Watch?

Some workout data may become less meaningful during certain periods of your life, so it might be easier to delete those workouts and focus on more relevant workouts.

Since you can export data to your iPhone or computer, you can delete workouts on your Apple Watch, so you don’t have duplicate data floating around.

You can use the workout data you have exported for more detailed analysis in spreadsheets and other applications.

Accessing and managing your data from a spreadsheet or database program on your computer may be more user-friendly and intuitive for finding, sorting, and analyzing data.

How Do I Delete A Workout On Apple Watch?

When you are ready to delete a workout on your Apple Watch, you can use one of two options from two different apps.

You can use the Fitness app or the Health app on your iPhone to delete workout data from your Apple Watch.

We’ll first go over the steps to delete workout data using the Fitness app.

  • Open the Fitness app on the iPhone linked to your Apple Watch.
  • Go to Show More.
  • Locate the workout you want to delete.
  • Swipe from right to left on the workout.
  • Tap the Delete button.
  • You can choose to Delete Workout & Data or Delete Workout Only.

Now we’ll first go over the steps to delete workout data using the Health app.

  • Open the Health app on the iPhone linked to your Apple Watch.
  • Go to Show All Health Data.
  • Go to Workouts.
  • Go to Show All Data.
  • Locate the workout you want to delete.
  • Swipe from right to left on the workout.
  • Tap the Delete button.
  • You can choose to Delete Workout & Data or Delete Workout Only.

How Do I Export My Apple Watch Workouts?

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Before you delete workout data from your Apple Watch, you might want to export it to your computer or other device for further analysis and archiving.

When you view workout data on your Apple Watch, it can be tough to look at the big picture and compare workout metrics across a given time range.

Exporting and saving workout data to a more open-ended data management platform will help you to create charts, graphs, and other reporting tools for enhanced analysis capabilities.

Follow these steps to export your Apple Watch workout data:

  • On your iPhone, open the Health app.
  • At the top-right of the screen, tap on your profile picture.
  • Scroll to the bottom of your Health profile and select Export All Health Data.
  • Select Export and confirm.
  • Depending on how much health data you have, it may take a while for your iPhone to create the file to be exported.
  • Wait for your iPhone to create the ZIP file that contains your Apple Watch health data.
  • Once the ZIP file has been created, you can email the file to yourself, use AirDrop to transfer the file to your computer or use a different file transferring method.

The ZIP file may include XML and GPX files with data on GPS workout routes, electrocardiograms, and other workout health records.

You may need to convert the XML file with your workout health records to a different format for spreadsheet viewing.

If you want to export CSV files for your Apple Watch workout data, you can do so by using the HealthExport app.

The HealthExport app is an app you can download and install from the App Store.

Follow these steps to export your Apple Watch workout data with the HealthExport app:

  • On your iPhone, open the HealthExport app.
  • Choose Export workouts.
  • Choose the range of dates for your Apple Watch workouts.
  • Select Continue.
  • Save your workout data through a share tool such as AirDrop or iMessage.

Once you have a CSV file for your Apple Watch workout data, you can open it in a spreadsheet or other data management app on your iPhone or computer.

You can sort and edit your Apple Watch workout list to meet your archiving, analysis, and other needs.

How Do I Add A Workout On Apple Watch?

If you don’t have any workouts on your Apple Watch, you might want to know how to add a workout to it.

You can set your Apple Watch to track various key workout metrics such as time elapsed, calories burned, and distance.

You also set workout types such as walking, rowing, hiking, running, or cycling.

Your Apple Watch can track your metrics more precisely when you set a workout type.

For certain workouts, you should do the workout for at least 20 minutes for more accurate calibrations.

For instance, you should walk for 20 minutes if you choose the Walk workout.

Some Apple Watch models may require you to bring your iPhone with you during workout calibrations.

Calibrate Your Apple Watch For Workouts

Follow the instructions below to calibrate your Apple Watch for more accurate readings of pace, distance, elevation, and other metrics.

First, activate options that allow your Apple Watch to receive data for your workouts by following these steps:

  • Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Go to Privacy.
  • Go to Location Services.
  • If Location Services is turned off, turn it on.
  • Go to System Services.
  • If Motion Calibration & Distance is turned off, turn it on.

You can then perform the actual Apple Watch calibrations by following these steps:

  • Put your Apple Watch on your wrist.
  • Go to an open area outdoors that is flat with a clear sky (somewhere you can get a stable connection to GPS).
  • If you have a Series 1 or older Apple Watch, you will need to bring your linked iPhone with you.
  • You can hold your iPhone or attach to a band accessory on your waist, arm, or wherever you prefer.
  • Open the Workout app on your Apple Watch.
  • If you want, you can set a goal by tapping the button with the 3-dots icon.
  • Select Outdoor Walk or Outdoor Run.
  • You can start walking or running when you are ready.
  • You maintain your normal pace for around 20 minutes.

If you want to reset the calibration on your Apple Watch, follow these steps:

  • Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  • Select the tab called My Watch.
  • Select Privacy.
  • Select Reset Fitness Calibration Data.