Do you need to bring your iPhone with you to keep track of your workout?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by 212rikanmofo, May 22, 2019.

  1. 212rikanmofo macrumors 68000

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    I currently have an Apple Watch S1. Does it require for me to bring my iPhone with me whenever I workout? I would like to keep track of my steps, calories, map of my workout, etc.
     
  2. MiniMoney macrumors newbie

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    Apple Watch S1 doesn’t have a GPS receiver so you will need to bring your iPhone if you want a map of where you went during your workout.
     
  3. Akrapovic macrumors 6502

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    AW S1 requires the iPhone for GPS map.

    AW S2-S3-S4 does not require the phone.

    Word of warning - although the AW S1 requires the phone, that does not mean the software will support it. So check with your app of choice. Default Apple Workout App does support it. However, Nike Run Club will not draw a map on a S1 when you take your phone. It used to, but they removed that feature a year or so back.
     
  4. BSG75 macrumors regular

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    I taken my Series 4 GPS on walks without the phone and it's tracked my workouts. I've even listened to downloaded podcasts while on my walks, too.
     

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