Workout iPhone App

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by joealanjones, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. joealanjones macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    I know there is going to be an iPhone version of the activity app, but is there any news about a companion iPhone app for the workout watch app? i.e. For looking at workouts vs each other etc.

    If you are a runner; do you plan to use the workouts app or stick with a 3rd party option like runkeeper?
     
  2. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    I think the workout app on the watch is essentially just to tell the watch what you're about to do, and have it time you or measure distance and what not. I imagine the results will show up in your Health and Activity apps? I could be wrong though. Also, I'm hoping for Mac companion apps.
     
  3. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    All the major workout apps for the iPhone will have a Watch version and they two will work together.
     
  4. Julien macrumors G3

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    Right now I have a Garmin 620 and I use Nike+ (have used and have many iPhone Apps) with my iPhone as a backup mapping. I will keep using my Garmin and supplement with the :apple:Watch. For me the :apple:Watch/Workout App has to prove and provided at least 3 metrics that are in question.

    1) HR monitor accuracy (a big challenge for optical)
    2) Mapping info
    3) Standard TCX or GPX file export/access if #2 is yes

    So far I have not seen any screen shots that indicts Apple will offer run mapping. Hoping to see this answered when Apple releases the Workout Guided Tour film. Though ift is slated to be the last one released.

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    ...but they won't have access to the HR sensor so you will have to wear a BT HR strap paired to your iPhone.:eek:
     
  5. sterl320 macrumors 6502

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    I would most likely use Nike+, or continue to use RunKeeper.
     
  6. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    I know this isn't the best solution, but couldn't you use the workout app and whatever other app at the same time?
     
  7. Julien macrumors G3

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    Been thinking about this myself. Hard to say. Not sure if you could have the Workout App running in the bakground wile using the Nike + App on the :apple:Watch. You probobly can have the Nike + App runnining on the iPhone while using the Workout App on the :apple:Watch. However doing it this way you could not monitor/control your Nike+ app from the :apple:Watch.

    Can't wait to find out though.
     

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