Is AW3 supposed to log GPS data with Outdoor Runs/Walks?

bendikha

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 29, 2018
13
1
Hello,

When logging a outdoor walk or an outdoor run with my Apple Watch Series 3 it shows the location of the town/city (In this case Son) where the workout happened, but it dosen't longer attach a map to the workout of where it happened, is it supposed to? (See attached picture)

At first I thought it was something wrong with the GPS, but I opened the "Map" app and it was able to locate me there without any issues. Does anyone know what is going on?
 

bendikha

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 29, 2018
13
1
For me I just have to scroll down and press on the map.
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As I feared, there seems to be something wrong with my watch. In my case, the map is simply not there. I've un-paired my watch and re-paired it (both from backup and as a new watch) and the issue remains. I fear the issue is somewhere on my iPhone.
 

iamasmith

macrumors 6502a
Apr 10, 2015
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Cheshire, UK
I've had maps not appear a few times and it looks and they have always resolved within a minute or two after leaving that workout view and tapping on it again (sometimes a few times). In my experience it seems like the watch syncs through the phone to iCloud and then the iPhone receives that mapping data for the view but won't refresh something you are already looking at.

I also get from time to time that all my workouts show blank so this seems to back up the theory that the phone doesn't really hold much permanently, it just talks to the web service.

Also try force quitting the Activity app on the phone, launch again and then drilling down into that workout - I had one once that wouldn't appear until I did that.
 

TonyC17

macrumors member
Sep 22, 2016
54
35
As I feared, there seems to be something wrong with my watch. In my case, the map is simply not there. I've un-paired my watch and re-paired it (both from backup and as a new watch) and the issue remains. I fear the issue is somewhere on my iPhone.
Check your Location Services in your Privacy settings to make sure you have your location turned on for workouts on your Apple Watch
 

geesus

macrumors 6502
Jul 3, 2015
370
129
What size is your watch? What appears on the second page not pictured in the OP?
 

nokkynuk

macrumors member
Nov 15, 2017
94
35
Space City
I had a similar issue, and it resolved itself after a few minutes the map would show up in the app. Maybe it was verifying the data/GPS?
 
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