How to End a Workout on the Apple Watch

The Workout app on your Apple Watch gives you a number of options for exercising. There are options for indoor and outdoor runs, elliptical exercises, walking, cycling, and more. When you start a workout the watch will keep track of your distance travelled, time, and calories burned.

But every workout will end eventually, and you may find that you are unclear about how to actually finish a current workout. Our tutorial below will show you how to end a workout so that the stats can be recorded to your watch and count towards completing your daily exercise goal.

 

How to Finish an Apple Watch Workout

The steps in this article were performed on an Apple Watch 2 in WatchOS 4.3.2. While the workout interface is a little different in different versions of WatchOS, the method for ending a workout is the same. The menu where you will find the End button also contains an option to pause the workout, as well as one to lock the screen.

Step 1: Swipe right on the workout screen.

swipe right on the watch face

 

 

Step 2: Tap the End button to finish the workout.

how to end a workout on the apple watch

 

 

Do you often run in cities or locations where you get stopped crossing an intersection? Find out how to enable an auto-pause feature for running workouts on the Apple Watch so that the workout pauses when it senses that you have stopped moving. This will help to keep your running time a little more accurate so that you will know how good your mile time actually is.