In my previous post I outlined how I’m using a Garmin Forerunner 245 and an Apple Watch with relevant data saved into Apple Health. In one section I mentioned that I’ve chosen to manually add data to Apple Health for 3 data points because Garmin sucks at syncing data reliably to Apple Health. In this post, I want to go into that detail a little more.
Prerequisites to setup Apple Health
I’ve been an exclusive Apple Watch and Apple Health user for the last 2 years. Though recently I moved to a dual-watch setup between the Apple Watch and a Garmin Forerunner 245. In this post I’ll go through why I made this change. I’ll also cover things to consider with your Apple Health data.
I love Apple Health. Its function as a data repository for your apps and devices is simplicity at its finest.
If I can track something I will track something. Many websites and devices have data on my usage. The problem is that they don’t talk to each other. The Health app on iOS collects a lot of great data. But can it correlate that health data to productivity metrics or my mood?
No, it cannot. That is why I was so happy to discover the website Exist.io back in 2018. Since I signed up, it’s been the service that provides me with the most joy.