Activity app - map view of walk/run

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by MrMister111, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. MrMister111 macrumors 68000

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    Using my iPhone and Endomondo I used to track walks, was great showed distance and also the route on a map view.

    Since got an Apple watch and I've started to use the activity app, eg "outdoor walk". Works great shows distance, time etc, but it's there anyway to get this to show a map view/route of where I've actually been? Or can it sync to another app to show this?

    I prefer to have a map view, and now with the heartbeat sensor on this watch is like to see this to

    Thanks
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    No and No
     
  3. perkedel macrumors 6502a

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    I was wondering the same thing, I think you have to use 3rd party app for this.
    I had Google My Tracks in Android that shows where I've been. They don't seem to have it for iOS.
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    If you are carrying an iPhone with you, then you can use third-party apps to map your route. If you are just carrying your watch without iPhone, the watch has no GPS chip, so it doesn't know WHERE you are, so no map. The watch just estimates distance from the number of your steps.
     
  5. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    If you have your phone with you, you could use Runkeeper.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    Run keeper does that, but then do you really need a watch for exercise? This is the quandary I have, and at this point, I don't run with my phone.
     
  7. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeh I have my iPhone with me. But I was thinking that if I'm not using the watch activity app, then I'm not logging stuff. If I'm using endomondo I get a map view though...
     
  8. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    you can use both at the same time. start an outdoor activity or the endomondo app, then start runkeeper after that.
     
  9. louiek macrumors 6502

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    I hope when we get native apps they'll be able to use the HR monitor.
     

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