Get reminders to stop your workout

Important: To determine when you’ve finished a workout, workout reminders use your device’s accelerometer data to determine when a workout stops. This data never leaves your device.

To help save battery, Fit detects when you’ve stopped moving and alerts you to stop your workout on your watch.

Fit determines whether you’ve stopped a workout:

  • When you’re still for five minutes after activities, like a run or a bike ride.
  • When you’re still for 10 minutes after some other activities, like a walk.
Tip: Since many workouts include walks between activities, you’ll only get a reminder to end your workout if you‘ve stopped moving for several minutes. For example, if you run, stop and start to walk, or weightlift, stop and walk to get a drink, you won’t get an alert.

What you need

Fit only sends end workout reminders on some Wear OS devices.

Turn off 'end workout' reminders

Important: End workout reminders are turned on by default. You can also turn reminders off for different activities at any time.

  1. If your screen is dim, tap it to wake up the watch.
  2. Open Google Fit Google Fit.
  3. Start a workout.
  4. Tap More More.
  5. Scroll down and tap Settings and then Workout settings.
  6. Turn End workout reminders on or off.

Tip: If you ignore the reminder, it remains on screen until you restart the activity, dismiss the reminder or take off your watch.

Activities for which Fit alerts you five minutes after you stop

  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Elliptical
  • Rowing machine

Activities for which Fit alerts you 10 minutes after you stop

  • Aerobics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Biathlon
  • Boxing
  • Circuit training
  • CrossFit
  • Dancing
  • Flossing
  • American football
  • Australian football
  • Football
  • Frisbee 
  • Gymnastics
  • Handcycling
  • HIIT
  • Hiking
  • Hockey
  • Interval training
  • Skipping rope
  • Kettlebell training
  • Kickboxing
  • Racquetball
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Snowshoeing
  • Squash
  • Stair climbing
  • Strength training
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Team sports
  • Tennis
  • Treadmill
  • Walking
  • Weightlifting
  • Zumba

Activities that don't prompt end workout reminders

  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Spinning
  • Callisthenics
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