Easier/quicker stop/start button on apple watch for interval training

I would like to see an easier/quicker start/stop button on the apple watch for when i'm doing interval training. To have to swipe right and then tap stop as I cross a finish line (think interval training) is a pain. I am looking for something akin to a manual button like on a garmin. I tried the auto-pause feature but this proved unreliable. Perhaps a deep press like it used to be stops recording automatically as this can be done quickly but purposefully and then deep press to resume recording. Then leave the swipe for finish workout.

 

Currently the apple watch app is fantastic for a casual job but not so much for interval training.

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  • Sounds great !  

    One thing that really annoys me is trying to stop/swipe on the apple watch with sweaty fingers.

    Please please make it stop with the button or wheel.

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  • Great idea!

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  • The Nike run club app utilized the crown and the arrow key in conjunction to pause/resume a workout. It would be great to see strava incorporate something to this effect in their Apple Watch app. It gets pretty frustrating trying to use the touch screen in the middle of a downpour or with sweaty fingers.

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  • This would be incredible! Please, Strava team, let's make this happen.

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  • Please Strava - that would make a world of difference.

    With apple's own workout app, you can pause by pressing both buttons on the watch. 

    Other thing would be to have a  current pace as well as avg pace during run.

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  • love that idea too !

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  • The other day I finished a race and was so sweaty I couldn’t stop my watch. I had to ask someone working the event to swipe and stop my watch for me. I’m sure I’m not the first person to run into this.

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  • Yes, please. I can not swipe my apple watch with my sweaty fingers

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