Does WorkOutDoors activity count towards a monthly challenge?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by oeagleo, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. oeagleo macrumors 6502

    oeagleo

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    Today I took a 2 mile walk, one hour, using the WorkOutDoors app, but 2 hours later it’s not showing up as credit towards my monthy goal requiring activities of 15 minutes or more. Does anyone think it will show up and be counted, or will I be forced to use the native Apple apps?
     
  2. john991, Jun 2, 2019
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    john991 macrumors 68000

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    I used WOD and unfortunately for me, it didn’t count towards my monthly challenge for May.

    Doubling didn’t count for May challenge, yet number of workouts did count towards challenge for April. So it depends on challenge.
     
  3. cfc macrumors 6502a

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    I used to think that all workouts created by third party apps such as WorkOutDoors all counted towards challenges. However recently I am less sure because a few people have mentioned that they are not counting. It could well be that depends on the challenge but I am not sure how. I wish Apple would be clearer on this. Hopefully they will shed some light on it this week.
     
  4. Akrapovic macrumors 6502

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    It is counting for me. I've done 20km worth of running and it has credited that in my June challenge.

    I think that third-party apps are meant to count, but are often ignored.
     
  5. cfc macrumors 6502a

    cfc

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    That is what I thought as well. I have seen people complain about it for several other third-party apps over the last year or so, but rarely for WorkOutDoors. However I have had 3 users mention it recently, which had me wondering if there was something about the recent challenges. But it is a pretty small sample size so maybe it just a coincidence.

    If it is a bug in iOS then I hope that Apple will fix it soon; and if it isn't a bug then I wish they would clarify if there is something that apps need to do for workouts to count for all types of challenges.
     
  6. RednBlue macrumors regular

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    Confirm WOD activities (mainly Walking) are working for me / crediting towards my monthly challenge.
     

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