Apple Watch as a training device

Finally, the Apple Watch has been "released". Apple is touting the device as a mix of training watch, a day to day watch and an activity tracker.

It is not a very easy market to get in to, Garmin, Polar and Suunto owns the training watch market today. Feature wise the Garmin Fenix 3 is the most complete device today. Garmin has it's Connect web site where you can see where you have been riding or running. How far and how quick. You can see various information about your training. If it is not enough, web sites like TrainingPeaks and Strava has even more possibilities and they are working with Garmin. They all have apps for your mobile phone so you can look at you training data everywhere you like.

Where is the Apple Watch positioned today? Well, to start with, Apple doesn't have a website dedicated to training. How the Activity phone app is working we have no good idea. On Apples site there are a few screenshots showing circles on your activity during a month. But will that cover what an Athlete is looking for? Today the Apple Watch looks more like a activity tracker, a small band around your wrist.

With the help of third parties, like Strava, the Apple Watch can be a good device, even for an Athlete.