Best watch app for walking

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by GC251114, May 29, 2018.

  1. GC251114 macrumors 6502

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    Evening guys.

    To cut a long story short , 10 weeks ago I fractured my medial tibial plateau whilst jogging. I’m on road to recovery , crutches have gone & hopefully leg brace will be off full time within a week or so.

    I’m weight bearing well & building up strength in my right leg.

    My jogging days are over. It’s put me off & just too scared. At my age I just can’t afford the risk again.

    Amongst other low impact exercise I can & would like to do , I want to start building my walking up again. Nothing silly at this stage , but a gradual increase to help build strength & of course the additional health benefits.

    Could anyone recommend a 3rd party walking app besides the watch outdoor walk setting. Need to to integrate with the Apple Watch health settings as need to record what I’m doing.

    I have Apple Watch 3 non cellular, & would like info at my fingertips like distance , heart rate , calories burned etc. Ideally a Watch Face complication too.

    Thanks for help guys.
     
  2. jdblas69 macrumors regular

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    I recently started using workouts++ for my lunchtime walks as well as other exercise routines. I like it and seems it would address what you are looking for.

    Best of luck with your recovery
     
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  5. GC251114 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Many thanks for your replies & suggestions guys. I’ll take a look.

    Cheers.
     
  6. jcborden macrumors regular

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    What in particular don't you like about the Workout app walking option? It has a complication, and gives you the stats requested whilst walking on on the iPhone after walking. Do you want a history of your walks on your watch or is there something else missing?
     
  7. cfc macrumors 6502a

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    WorkOutDoors has the features you list and also shows a map to aid navigation if you are walking in unfamiliar territory. Full disclosure: I am the app's developer so I may be a bit biased...

    www.workoutdoors.net
     
  8. dbrewood macrumors regular

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    Sounds very interesting. Is it a USA only application or will it work in the UK too?
     
  9. PeteS1963 macrumors 6502

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    I’m in the UK and use it regularly. For me it’s an excellent Watch app.
     
  10. dbrewood macrumors regular

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    Okay trusting you here i’m buying it now. Hope it meets expectations.
     
  11. cfc macrumors 6502a

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    Great, thanks for buying the app. Please let me know how you get on, either here on the forums or at info@workoutdoors.net.

    It should work anywhere in the world. It is used in over 70 different countries at last count and definitely works in the UK (because that is where I live!).
     
  12. mbhforum, Jun 23, 2018
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    I do a lot of walking too, 5-6 miles a day is my goal. I wish I could find a good Apple Watch app that has miles walked as a complication. Pedometer++ seems to be the only one, but it never updates and I have to open the app for it to be updated. Anyone know of any good watch complication apps for walking?

    The workout app only seems to be a shortcut to the app and doesn't really provide any data other than if you are in an active workout (which you should know already!).
     
  13. dbrewood macrumors regular

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    Just to feed back I used it yesterday in an area with poor mobile connectivity while walking through a forest and it recorded the walk perfectly. Will see how it goes on from here but looking good so far.
     
  14. cfc macrumors 6502a

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    That's great to hear. Please let me know if you have any questions about the app or suggestions on how to improve it.
     
  15. dbrewood macrumors regular

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    Will do, we have some walking scheduled later in the holiday so will see how it goes.
     
  16. CobraPA macrumors 6502a

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    Have you power cycled your watch recently? (The one with complications not updating?) What version of watchOS is it running?
     
  17. Mjoshea148 macrumors regular

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    Definitely look at Workoutdoors. Solid app and new beta version I'm testing has ability to customize to your heart's content. Not sure though that the complication you're looking for is present. But the notification customization is killer.
     
  18. mbhforum macrumors 6502a

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    I spoke with the developer..currently the complication is a shortcut and they might one day show mileage of current workout. I’d prefer one that keeps track of my daily walking....
     

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