New Workouts: Dancing and More
The watchOS 7 Workouts app will add support for several new workout types, most significantly including a new “Dance” workout, designed to track some of the most popular styles of dance from hip hop and Bollywood to Latin and cardio dances.
This is actually more complicated than it sounds, since dancing can’t be tracked like traditional workouts, since there are so many different varieties where arms and legs move very differently. Apple has used advanced sensor fusion techniques and machine learning to determine which parts of the body are moving and how they’re moving, while also factoring heart rate data into the mix.
To go along with this, Apple has also redesigned the Activity app on the iPhone, renaming it to Fitness and offering new Summary and Trends layouts to see more fitness data at a glance.
In addition, watchOS 7 adds new workout types for Core Training and Functional Strength Training, as well as a “Cool Down” workout type that can be added to other workouts to track stretches and other cool down exercises.