I don’t know about you, but in the heat of a workout, my brain and my fingers aren’t always to be trusted.
Especially with most of our mental and physical resources devoted to a high-intensity run, it can be easy to mis-tap the phone screen and cause some serious grief. If you’ve ever tried to check on how many seconds are left on the clock and inadvertently hit the “DONE” button or tried to skip a music track only to accidentally fast-forward through an interval, you know what I mean.
Did you know you can lock the workout buttons to keep this from happening? If you’ve ever been betrayed by your fingertips, pop into Settings to find the cure. Simply switch “Lock Buttons” to “ON” and the next time you start a workout, you’ll notice little red padlocks appearing over each of the vital workout buttons.
This doesn’t mean that you can’t use them, just that you’ll need to double-tap to activate the locked buttons.
You’ll still be able to advance your music and adjust volume as always. Screen lock will simply protect you from accidentally tapping any of the workout buttons.
Of course you can also protect against accidental button presses by using the “lock screen” button on your phone, but using the lock feature within the app allows you to still check the display and adjust your music as needed.
Give it a try if you’re looking for a little insurance against an ill-timed interruption to your workout.