Note: The app requires an Apple Watch.
The map is drawn using vectors, which means that it can be smoothly zoomed, panned or rotated, just like maps on the iPhone. The data comes from OpenStreetMap, which includes paths, tracks, cycle trails and much more.
Maps can be stored on the Watch for use when you don’t have your iPhone or cannot get a data signal. And the price includes maps for the whole world. No further purchases or subscriptions are required!
Interval Schedules can be created to assist your workout. For example warm up for 5 minutes, run fast for a mile and recover for a minute 5 times, and then cool down for 5 minutes.
The iPhone app provides detailed analysis of workouts; exporting of workouts; configuration of watch screen layouts; importing of GPX routes; and the ability to control the map areas that are stored offline on your Watch.
Workouts performed using the WorkOutDoors watch app can also be inspected on the iPhone by using Apple’s Health and Activity apps.
WorkOutDoors includes many useful map and workout-related features:
– automatic map rotation according to direction of motion or the compass;
– a breadcrumb trail of your route;
– the map can be panned with your finger, and zoomed with the digital crown;
– a circular scale appears when zooming in or out;
– “map-only mode” shows the map without starting a workout;
– GPX routes can be imported and displayed on the map;
– routes are coloured in varying shades of purple: red for uphill; blue for downhill;
– POIs and route waypoints can be tapped for more details;
– double tap for a full screen map;
– many different screen layouts and text sizes;
– configure multiple data screens and cycle through them by swiping the display;
– configure what metrics are shown on each screen from a pool of over 300 live metrics;
– configure interval schedules (e.g. warm-up, run fast then rest x 10, cool down)
– manual or configurable automatic laps (e.g. every mile or km);
– summary information, including lap splits, can be shown at any time during the workout;
– splits available for pace, distance, time, heart rate, calories, elevation and steps;
– interval alerts for distances (e.g. every mile), times, steps, calories, ascent and descent;
– limit alerts for heart rates, pace, speed and cadence;
– configurable heart rate zones with dozens of zone-related metrics and graphs;
– configurable target pace/speed with fields such as distance vs target and time vs target;
– target can be shown as a live icon on the map to show how far ahead or behind you are;
– 3 individually configurable rolling pace fields (e.g last mile, last minute etc);
– 28 different activity types;
– multiple types of graphical data fields: historical graphs, bar charts, trail maps and more;
– button fields provide shortcuts for any operation or to quickly show any settings screen;
– “Now Playing” music controls now available from a button within the app;
– workouts can be directly uploaded to Strava or exported as GPX files for use in other apps and websites;
– works even without an iPhone on watches with GPS;
– compass pointing north (which also acts as a button to control rotation);
– “start compass” pointing to your start location (tap it for distance to start);
– GPS signal strength indicator (tap it to see accuracy in metres);
– Battery level indicator;
– Geocache GPX files can be loaded (tap a cache for full groundspeak data);
If you own an Apple Watch and enjoy running, cycling, hiking, skiing, or any other outdoor exercise, then WorkOutDoors is the app for you. Give it a go!
– Map can now be customised with dozens of different styles;
– New activity types: weight training, mixed cardio, cross training, pilates and more;
– Workouts now regularly saved so they can be recovered if required (e.g. battery runs out);
– Ability to control interaction with other audio sources (mix/duck/pause);
– Ability to request confirmation when ending a workout;
– Ability to configure all 4 options on touch menu;
– Redesign of user interface to be cleaner and more modern looking;
– New buttons for functions that were previously only available via the touch menu;
– Improved logging of data transfers to help diagnose watchOS/iOS comms issues.
– Totals by interval type now added to iPhone analysis;
– Energy can now be displayed in joules instead of calories;
– Stride length can now be displayed in feet instead of metres;
– Keeping GPS on for a minute after app’s use is now optional;
– Lots of other improvements and fixes!