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Workouts++ 2.0 Brings Apple Watch Podcast Playback, Siri Integration, Location Tracking, and More

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Free third-party fitness app Workouts++ got its 2.0 release on Tuesday, bringing a wealth of new features and improvements to the software, almost a year after its debut on iOS and Apple Watch.

Users looking for an alternative to the native watchOS Workout app should find plenty to pique their interest in this update, which makes the most of new APIs available since the release of watchOS 4 and features a redesigned workout configuration system.


Highlights include the ability to download podcasts to Apple Watch for playback during workouts, support for LTE streaming, GPS tracking and mapping, as well as Siri integration and a plethora of watch display customization options.

The app also gains support for swimming and the display of VO2 Max values, additional stopwatch, elevation, average pace/speed and activity ring metrics for display during workouts, distance and duration alerts, plus a workout recovery feature in the event that the device's battery runs out during exercise.

Workouts++ is a free download for iPhone from the App Store.

Article Link: Workouts++ 2.0 Brings Apple Watch Podcast Playback, Siri Integration, Location Tracking, and More
 

kstotlani

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Not available in India.

EDIT: the link in the article worked. Searching AppStore didn’t work.
 
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ACE83

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Looks really solid. I need podcast streaming over LTE and can’t believe it’s not available direct from Apple yet.
 
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CarlJ

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Wow, looks impressive, I'll have take a looksie
At least a couple of his other apps (Pedometer++ and Activity++) are quite solid, so this one is probably worth looking at. If I'm connecting the dots right, the dev is a friend of Marco Arment, John Siracusa, and a couple of other well-known Apple pundits.
 
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TheRealTVGuy

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Does anyone know if there is a Couch-to-5k app that will run independent of the iPhone? (As in, only on the watch, so I can leave the phone behind!)
 
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