Apple announced several new workout-specific features to WatchOS 9. One of these features is multisport tracking. This feature will be available to you sometime in September once the public release is out, but I couldn’t wait to try it out.
This feature is great for triathletes, duathletes, and swim run athletes. Basically, the watch will be able to track multiple sport legs as well as transition times without you pressing a button.
Multisport tracking isn’t anything new. Many sport watches have been supporting multisport for many years. But what’s interesting about what Apple did here, is the ability for the watch to detect each leg and the transition between each leg automatically. Only one other sport watch out there that can do this, and that is the RIVAL from Wahoo Fitness.
In this video, I talk about how the automatic transition works and how accurate it was for me during my Ironman 70.3 race. I also used the Wahoo RIVAL watch to compare the two watches.
Thank you for watching.