Apple Watch: Activity App doesn't show route?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by CoreLokt, May 14, 2015.

  1. CoreLokt macrumors newbie

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    So I am unable to see my route after an "Outdoor Run" or " Outdoor Walk"? So does this mean that if I want to view my final workout results including average heart rate and route, I am going to have run two separate apps (Activity App & Strava / Mapmyrun / etc.)?
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    what do you mean route? I don't think the Apple watch even records an actual route (mapped). I think it just does distance covered, time, heart rate, calories.
     
  3. flur macrumors 68000

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    I don't think you need two different apps, just use the app of your choice that does map your route. I like the Nike one personally.
     
  4. CoreLokt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do the other apps provide real time heart rate monitoring? (i.e. Nike, Runkeeper). Because I'm trying to both keep watch on my heart rate and be able to view the route later...
     
  5. chadsteruw macrumors member

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    The watch will always keep track of heart rate and calories regardless of what app you're using. So as mentioned before, using one app that tracks your routing. Merging all that info is what the Health app is for, barring your running app communicates with the Health app.

    I use Runkeeper and I only have to run Runkeeper during my workout, and all the information ends up in the Activity app as well as the Health app, including heart rate.
     
  6. flur macrumors 68000

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    The Nike app does.
     
  7. CoreLokt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just want to confirm, you are saying that the Nike app on the watch does show real-time heart rate? You're not talking about "glances" on the watch are you?

    Because "glances" will measure heart rate but takes a while for the readout. It's not real time like the actual "Activity" app displays. So I'm curious if the Nike app actually displays this real-time heart rate information?
     
  8. bcollett macrumors newbie

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    Currently, Apple does not allow developers to access the heart rate sensor. So the only real time showing of your heart rate is with the built in Workout App.

    With that being said, Apple stores your heart rate data in the Health App on your iPhone. From there it can automatically be shared with other workout Apps like Nike+ Running.
     
  9. ifarlow macrumors regular

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    Either that or get a Garmin or Suunto. Those are much better devices for fine-grained review including things like heart rate mapped to route.
     
  10. CoreLokt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Bcollett! You answered my question about the real-time heart-rate information being Apple proprietary information and not shared with third-party apps. Like I originally thought, I'm going to have to run 2 apps at once to get what I want. So stupid!
     

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