Apple Watch will get you moving — but not doing yoga (yet)

I could be wrong, but I don’t see that the Apple Watch — unveiled on Monday — included a specific yoga-related app. But it does go pretty much all-in on other health-related apps so maybe a yoga one is on the horizon.

Here’s how one person covering the release sums it up:

But the Apple Watch still has one killer app: Its haptic sensor.

And in the health care world, everyone’s essentially forgotten about it — and has overlooked how it could change Americans’ sedentary behavior.

You can find a lot more at Apple’s own site. I’d be curious how this function would judge an Ashtanga practice:

Any activity performed at the level of a brisk walk or above is considered exercise. And Apple Watch keeps track of how much you do each day, even when it’s not in the context of a dedicated workout. You close the Exercise ring when you reach the globally recommended 30 minutes of exercise per day. And you don’t even have to do it all at once, which means you’re more likely to fit it into your day.

It does have a heart rate sensor, which might show something — that’s if you are willing to throw off your drishti.

We have highlighted how too much sitting is bad, so what seems to be a major piece to the Apple Watch puzzle does sound like a good thing.

Since the watch can play music, I assume it might act as a good conduit for a Led practice — your teacher right there on your wrist (or maybe set off to the side of your mat). Apple CEO Tim Cook did at one point during the event say the watch is like “having a coach on your wrist.”

Maybe when a yoga app comes along, that’ll get changed to having a guru on your wrist.

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Two Ashtangis write about their practice and their teachers.

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