What does mixed cardio mean on Apple Watch?
Mixed Cardio is a catchall category for exercise with periods of high and low intensity work.
So if you're doing full blown HIIT don't use this setting, but if you're lifting weights and there are rest periods - this is great!
Here are some examples from users on what they use Mixed Cardio for:
"I use it for a general, mixed bag cardio workout. HIIT is a specific high intensity workout."
"I’ve been using it for workout cardio videos on YouTube (that aren’t HIIT)"
"I use mixed cardio if I’m going to be using multiple machines and walking too, just so I don’t have to end one workout and start another. Or I use it when I’m doing a YouTube cardio video. I could be using it wrong but it seems to work fine"
"If I am going to be vacuuming the whole house, moping the floors, scrubbing the tub and walls... essentially random chores that I sling together back to back... I'll pop on mixed cardio."