Runkeeper on AW3 only run not displaying current distance/pace during run

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by dubnde, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. dubnde macrumors regular

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    Watch does not display distance or pace when on a run. Only shows elapsed time. When I finished and saved the run, then it synced I looked at the run on the iPhone app. It recorded everything except the total distance. The run recorded map, pace, steps, heart rate, calories, time, splits, split interval. So the Apple Watch app recorded all the information but was not displaying this live during the run. The only thing I had to manually add on the saved run is the total distance.

    Has any one else experienced this with Apple Watch 3? Where no live pace and distance, and whatever is derived from distance does not display during the run.
     
  2. dubnde thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay it is working now. Seems I had to do an initial run/walk with the watch paired to the phone. Some calibration of some kind may be for the app. Then it worked in standalone more with and without LTE connection. Great to leave the phone on a 5K run.
     
  3. applewatchcollector macrumors member

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    Glad you got this working. Personally I gave up on tracking runs with Runkeeper on the Watch. So many crashes mid run or misc bugs/issues after each update. The anxiety before and during each run became unbearable. I use the native Workout app and then sync the data to Runkeeper (only thing that doesn’t sync is the route data) using WorkoutMerge. I get stability of the Workout app and Runkeeper’s superior analytics dashboard and run histories.
     
  4. applewatchcollector macrumors member

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    Glad you got this working. Personally I gave up on tracking runs with Runkeeper on the Watch. So many crashes mid run or misc bugs/issues after each update. The anxiety before and during each run became unbearable. I use the native Workout app and then sync the data to Runkeeper (only thing that doesn’t sync is the route data) using WorkoutMerge. I get stability of the Workout app and Runkeeper’s superior analytics dashboard and run histories.
     
  5. dubnde thread starter macrumors regular

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    I like the tailored plans especially with the intervals. I just started running about three months ago and still getting my feet wet. These plans help me to stay focussed until I become seasoned. I will look into WorkoutMerge to see if I can use the build in Workout app. Thanks for the WorkoutMerge tip
     
  6. applewatchcollector macrumors member

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    Yeah the native app doesn’t do audio guided runs unfortunately. If you continue to have issues with Runkeeper, I would also check out Nike Run Club app (recently updated for audio guide runs) and the Pear running app - the latter was specifically created for guided runs.

    While I was still persevering with Runkeeper this was working for me:

    - delete the Runkeeper app from Apple Watch
    - start a run from Runkeeper on phone and phone connected to Bluetooth headphones
    - start a run from Workout app on Watch

    It means having to carry your phone with you - which became a deal breaker for me eventually - but at least you get audio from Runkeeper but rock solid tracking and data display during your run on the Watch. From what I recall the Activity app is smart enough to see you were tracking using two different sources and only apply data from one (where they clearly overlap). In fact, you can adjust which source it uses as the definitive source in the Health app.
     

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