Apple Watch: Running apps with voice notifications

997thumper

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Hi.....I have a series 3 Nike+. I use the Nike+ running app and have voice notifications every mile (total distance, last mile time, average pace) to my Bluetooth headphones. Thinking of upgrading to a S5 (non Nike+). Are there any 3rd party running apps that have voice notifications similar to Nike+ apps. Thanks in advance.
 

Akrapovic

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I believe WorkOutDoors does this and is ultra configurable for what notifications you want to hear. I have it off but the setting is there.
 
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diba

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I believe WorkOutDoors does this and is ultra configurable for what notifications you want to hear. I have it off but the setting is there.
I do not think WOD does this actually, at least I could not find settings for this on my phone. Afaik it is to be implemented in a future version.
 

millerj123

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Hi.....I have a series 3 Nike+. I use the Nike+ running app and have voice notifications every mile (total distance, last mile time, average pace) to my Bluetooth headphones. Thinking of upgrading to a S5 (non Nike+). Are there any 3rd party running apps that have voice notifications similar to Nike+ apps. Thanks in advance.
Runkeeper does.
 

cfc

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I think the setting is on the Watch itself.
This is correct. Press the watch screen hard and tap Settings and then Alerts. And then tap Distance and switch on the voice option (which defaults to being off).

The next version (to be released this week) allows you to configure up to 5 metrics to be spoken each period, from a pool of over 300 metrics.
 
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ftaok

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If you're happy using NikeRunClub, you can just load that onto your new S5.

If you're looking to get away from NRC, you might want to try iSmoothRun. It can give you updates over BT headphone (or the AW speaker). However, at least on my set-up (iPhone Xs with AW series 2), if I have my iPhone with me the voice-updates will come over the iPhone BT/speakers.
 
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