Enable Precision Start on Apple Watch Ultra

One of my favorite new features of the Apple Watch Ultra is the Precision Start mode for the Workout app. With this mode, your workout won’t automatically start with the 3-2-1 countdown. It will start when you start it. This works great for workouts that require a GPS lock because the Apple Watch will get the GPS signal. This means no more jittery maps as you start your run or walk.

It took me a while to find how to enable the mode. You do it in the Watch app on your iPhone. Within there, go to the Workout section and enable Precision Start:

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Exist Integrations Status Report 2021 Q3

I launched Exist Integrations on July 16th. Since the post on the Exist Developer forums I have been happy with its trajectory and progress.

The genesis of Exist Integrations was almost two years before its launch. It was a hacked together script that took Trakt TV watching history to Exist. It only worked for my account. Not exactly a service that I could offer to the world. I registered the domain on October 25, 2020. Initial development was slow as I had to learn a lot of new technologies.

The gap between registration and launch is also due to my confidence in the service. It takes a lot to release something out to the world. There were no goals when I did launch. I was going to continue to use it but I didn’t say I need X adoption by Y date. If one person found value besides me I’d be happy. As of today there are 35 users that started the onboarding. 18 of those users completed the step to link to Exist and at least one other service. That floors me.

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Kipchoge: The Last Milestone Review

Kipchoge: The Last Milestone Review

Kipchoge: The Last Milestone is the story of one man attempting to run the first marathon in less than 2 hours. I came into the documentary very familiar with Eliud Kipchoge and this attempt. The filmmakers have a subject and a story that anyone could find compelling.

Running a marathon is hard. Running it fast is even harder. To put a sub-2 hour marathon in context imagine running one lap around a 400 meter track in 68 seconds. Now imagine doing that 105 consecutive times.

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