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WorkOutDoors is the only workout app for the Apple Watch that displays a detailed vector map whilst you exercise. It is also the most configurable workout app, with over 300 live metrics, graphs and buttons that can be displayed in many different screen layouts. It's perfect for running, cycling, hiking, skiing, geocaching and much more.

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!

WorkOutDoors App User Reviews & Comments

This is the best app I have ever seenThis app is epic, I would recommend it to anyone who wants all of the data from outdoor activities. It is worth so much more money then it currently costs. Buy this app. This is the first time a have actually purchased an app, mainly because I am cheap. But Apple just did not have any activity apps that could use the full capability of its hardware, with the major flaw of pausing the workout when my shirt got in the way, loosing all of the data for the workout rendering the watch completely useless. Also I really wanted something that was fully customizable. This app solved every problem I was having and then offered a million times more capability. I cannot thank the developers of this app enough for their dedication to true data rich customization in a user friendly app..Version: 4.3

Best running watch app availableI’ve tried pretty much every Apple Watch running app there is. Even though WorkOutDoors isn’t specialized for runners, it’s the best I’ve found. Customizable spoken notifications? Tweakable interval training? Detailed post run stats and data exports? A freestanding watch app that lets me leave my phone at home? And all this for a one-time purchase without an ongoing subscription? Yes please! A few apps are very slightly better in tiny ways, but each is much less good in others. WorkOutDoors has the best balance between a zillion useful features while still perfecting the fundamentals..Version: 4.1

Outstanding AppI am a ultra long distance hiker (Camino de Santiago, Tour Du Mont Blanc, Japan Camino and many others). Until the Apple Watch 5 and Workoutdoors app, I could not justify making the switch from my trusty Garmin HR watch. However, this app provides all the info (plus much more) of the Garmin. And importantly, the battery life of the Apple Watch now allows me to make it through a full day of hiking without having to charge the battery. WorkOutDoors’ii user interface and ease of use is excellent. To date, I have only used the hiking portion of the app, but there are also many others, including running, cycling, skiing, etc. One other point- I initially had a problem getting the app to record altitude climbs. I wrote an email to Ian at the customer support desk for WorkOutDo. Within 2 hours, he responded with the fix (I need to give “permission” for the app to get this info. Part of apples’s privacy protections, which is a positive). Ian was very helpful and friendly, and most importantly, fixed my problem. Count me a very happy user of this app..Version: 4.1

Best Apple Watch Workout AppBeen using this app for a few months now and it is hands down the best workout app for the Apple Watch. I’ve used a bunch of other ones, and none of them come remotely close to the flexibility and features that WorkOutDoors provides. The newest update includes the only thing I thought was missing - interval support. Used it this morning and loved it. This app is the only one out there that contains anywhere near the same amount of functionality as a Garmin, and frankly I’d use this over a Garmin any day. Developer is also super friendly and responds to any questions sent in immediately. Can not recommend this app enough.Version: 4.0

Truly amazing, like no otherThis app has just about every feature you could think of. It allows offline maps data to be downloaded to the Apple Watch so you can use the maps without an internet connection. It is very useful when running in unfamiliar areas and helps me to get around. There are all sorts of workout modes. The developer support is also top quality and he responded to my request in what must have been under an hour. He was very helpful and gave easy instructions to access the feature I was asking for, which was the ability to use maps on the Apple Watch without starting a workout. You can customize just about everything in this app, even more so than Apple’s Workout app. There are tons of notification options for all different events, and you have options between haptic, voice, and more..Version: 4.1

Don’t even think twice, just buy this appI’ve never felt “compelled” to write a review like this before, best workout app on the watch I’ve ever seen, or even imagined possible! Truly taking advantage of every piece of this device and the result is amazing. While I had simple requirements, it definitely exceeded everything I had hoped it to be. It also works very well with the Apple software when it comes to workouts, health data and audio handling integrations on the watch. I had weird results with other apps, where they would screw up my music/audiobook playback for intervals, or record very basic crap data for a running workout, in the end kept going back to the native one. This app does it all perfectly! With intense customizations too. So happy with this. Well done!.Version: 4.1

Best workout app I’ve ever usedThis app has it all, and I am sad that I did not hear about it earlier. I used to use the native Apple Watch workout feature, which is great, but missing a lot of features that I wanted to see. You can customize the screens to show the data that is most important to you, and swipe left or right to switch between screens. As a runner who has a hard time staying in “zone” heart rate targets, the option to have haptic/audio alerts when I reach a certain heart rate has been incredible for keeping my effort in check. It’s one of the most underrated apps I’ve ever used and for that, it deserves my first ever app review. Thank you Ian for making such an amazing product..Version: 4.2

Great for running!I just discovered this app via reddit and I wish I found it sooner. I'm training for a marathon and I like to plan my routes ahead of time. This app is perfect for my need. I imported a gpx file for a 11 mile run into the app on my apple watch and left my phone at home. The app showed me the route in bright color and I just followed along all the way till the end. It saved the run to the Apple workout app with the map of my run too. When the weather gets warmer it'll be a very useful app to go hiking with. One thing I wish the app has is voice guidance and if it could tell me the miles I've run. Hopefully these features will come in future releases. Oh and the developer was so quick to reply when I emailed with questions. I highly recommend this app..Version: 2.2

Amazing and LOADED with functionalityI am not a hardcore athlete but I do workout 35 times per week. That could be a walk, hike, bike ride, run, etc. This app, paired with the Apple Watch has all the features you could imagine and also crazy levels of customization. I have been considering leaving the Apple Watch for a Garmin as I am doing more workouts. I am not a crazy runner but the Garmin offers much more battery life than the Apple Watch. However, this app.. with all that it can do well.. has me likely keeping the Apple Watch. TIm Cook and Apple should thank this developer for his protection of converts. Now if Apple could just make a ‘Sport’ version of the Apple Watch that lasted 5+ days it would truly affect Garmin’s stock price. A round-face, physical buttons and week long battery life Apple (true) Sport.. we can only hope. Regardless, if you are looking for an amazing outdoor activity tracker (indoor support coming for some activities) this IS your app..Version: 3.2

WorkOutDoors & Apple Watch are Perfect PairI’ve used this app for a few years. It is the best app purchase I ever made. The app makes your watch so much more powerful. And it does so while giving you the ability to get deeper insights into your workouts. From the Series 2 to a Series 5, it is just a perfect app. The phone side has given me data to help improve my running greatly. You can customize every screen and then dive deep to make it yours. And the app is stable. Only crashed a couple times on my Series 2 (basically every app eventually crashes on it) and no issues at all on the Series 5. Exporting is easy to share to Strava. And it even gives the Health app all the data as well! (Not all apps do this, even when they claim to) Finally, if you have a question, request, or issue, you can email the developer. He’ll answer in less than a day. If you do any sort of physical activity, you need this app..Version: 4.1

Fantastic Apple Watch app!Been looking for an app this feature deep for running since the Apple Watch was first introduced. Basically it completely replaced my quest to replace my Garmin with iOS. This does it all, custom screens, metrics, intervals, HR zone alerts, cadence alerts...simply amazing. Some other apps came close but required the phone to be close by; this is phone independent! With so many settings and adjustments I’d like future versions to be able to completely customize from the phone as well as the watch. Right now you have to do it on the watch screen which be a bit cumbersome. Overall highly recommended and with the cost..Version: 4.1

WowI’ve been using the built-in workout app on the Apple Watch for over a year and was getting frustrated with the lack of detailed information and customizability in the app as well as in the Activity app when compared to other fitness trackers on cheaper devices. After some searching, I found WorkOutDoors, and it has everything I was looking for. Customization is easy. All your stats are displayed clearly. It’s fantastic and well worth the price. Also, I reached out to the dev with a question and he responded within a day and told me exactly what I needed to know. I never mind paying for a full-featured app from a responsive dev..Version: 4.3

Shaping up as the best activity tracker for Apple WatchThe main thing you need to know about this app is that the developer is fantastically responsive to user feedback, and as a result this is as feature-packed an activity tracker app as you’ll find for Apple Watch, and the first one I’ve found so far that accurately tracks cadence. The mapping feature has been useful when running unfamiliar trails - when following a preloaded GPX route it’s very clear from a quick glimpse at the wrist when you’ve wandered off the path. While I’ve noticed and reported a couple of minor glitches in this new version, the developer’s commitment to supporting his users makes this very much a 5-star app..Version: 2.0

Very detailed, great valueHighly recommended. Has pretty much everything you could want from a fitness tracker app. I’ve used it for cycling but am looking forward to testing it for backpacking and traveling. I love how incredibly customizable the screen layouts are, allowing you go choose basically anything you could want to have available at a glance during an activity. You can also auto export your workouts to Strava. The only thing I wish were better is the UI—but considering this is a one man operation I can understand why it’s a big rough around the edges aesthetically speaking. In the end, functionality is all that really matters and this thing is functional as hell!.Version: 4.2

This is a new level of awesome!I was a former Garmin user and loved the information provided. I gave in and bought an AW3 earlier this year. I fell in love, for the most part. Garmin offered me way more running information. The Apple Workout app is really nice, but extremely simple, aka lacking. I tried the NRC app. Nicer, but it crashed a couple times during my best runs. Information gone. Today I read the reviews and decided to try another 3P app. Holy Cow!!!! For $5 I feel like I got the deal of the century!!! It’s like having a $250 Garmin. It’s everything you could want in a running app, and more. (Except a vocal cue) Mr. Developer, I would pay double for a web page of this information. 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾.Version: 3.2

Hands down the best running app I have used!WorkOutDoors is hands down the best watch running app that I have used! I have run using Garmin for over a decade and really like Garmin. When I purchased my first iPhone I decided to also get an Apple watch. I loved the functionality of the watch, however was unimpressed with the built in Workout app. This led me on a search for a better app. I ended up testing TrainingPeaks, Strava, iSmoothRun, and WorkOutDoors. I didn't like the subscription models for TrainingPeaks or Strava. Multiple searches named iSmooth run as the best Apple running app and in the beginning it looked like it was going to meet my needs. However, as I used the app and started analyzing the data I realized laps were being displayed incorrectly in Apple health and the cadence it reported was simply wrong. I reached out to the developer who never responded. And then ... I found WorkOutDoors. I have never had so much power on my wrist. You can have 4+ screens, you can have 18+ metrics on each screen, the list of metrics you can choose from is in the 100's, you can easily build workouts, you can get alerted (voice and watch) if you are outside a defined zone (like heart rate or pace), you can get key metric alerts (voice and watch) by time and/or distance, you can download maps and routes to your watch and get alerted if you are off your route, you can reviewed detailed information about each run, etc..Version: 4.2

Request for Topo MapI love this app! Having a vector map on my watch to help me navigate while hiking is exactly what I was looking for. This app has completely supplanted the Apple Workout app for not only hiking but all fitness and recreation activities. One request, however, would it be possible to add a topologic map in the future? Currently Open Street Map is the only map option, and while it is a great map, one with contour lines would really be helpful in the mountains. Perhaps you could include OSM’s topographic map. Thanks again for the fantastic app..Version: 4.3

Fantastic appThis app sat on my phone for a year before I actually started using it. Should have done so much earlier. Has all the features I want. Easy to use. Love this one. Highly customizable trainings plans are immensely effective in driving running economy improvement. Without reading any kind of user instructions, within fifteen minutes I had HR Zone based speed workouts, pace based speed works, and tempo run workouts created and uploaded to my watch. Yesterday went out to the track for the first test run. Had to figure out some of the features through trial and error (could have saved some effort by reading the online use guidebook), but halfway through the workout had everything I wanted to know figured out..Version: 4.2

Infinite customizationSince I discovered this app it became my only workout app for hikes, Outdoor runs and walks. Unbelievable amount of customization that I only started to learn. I love that app results are automatically migrated to Apple activity and health apps, so I don’t lose on any achievements. Speaking of which, it would be fun to introduce achievements in the WorkOutDoors app and, as usual, have them completely customizable! Finally one bug that kept nagging me. For some of my exercises I don’t need a map, so I configured exercise with one screen full of stats. However, after several miles my watch starts displaying a map with literally no way of getting out back to my stats screen. Most often this happens when I wear raincoat and it’s humid or raining outside. I can still finish the exercise, but I no longer can monitor my progress which is a pity. No that I know why this happens, my appreciation for this app only grows!.Version: 4.1

I Have Never Loved An App So Much!I never write reviews because I’m lazy and most apps are just meh to me. I’m a runner and I left my Garmin forerunner for an Apple Watch and almost immediately regretted it. A couple of internet searches led me to this app and it has been a game changer. I can customize my screen layout with the exact running metrics that I want to see while I run. I can set intervals with audio cues and view my heart rate zone while doing fartleks. This app is what the Apple workout app should of been. My absolute favorite thing about this app is that it is a one-time fee instead of the subscription model apps that everyone seems to be implementing nowadays. 5/5 stars and I will (and did) recommend!.Version: 4.2

Amazingly good!I use this app almost every day, and the accuracy combined with so many details allows me to know exactly how workouts change. For example: if my time is slower than normal on a run, the stats tell me if it was cadence or stride length and even pace at any point in the map that accounted for the change. So if stride length seems to be the main factor I can consciously adjust that on the next run. So all the details plus mapping that shows trail systems provides an experience that no superlatives can adequately describe..Version: 4.3

Great Apple Watch appI got a S3 Apple Watch recently and I like the basic functionalities provided by a few native apps but the main problem I have with the smart watches in general is I don’t find any other apps particularly useful on watch. I rarely find myself prefer to use the watch version of the app when I have the phone. I am very glad I found this app though since it actually provided added utility to the watch when i am outdoor either doing exercise or hiking. The transfer of map from iPhone to watch is especially cool since you don’t need the phone around to look at the map on the watch. It basically replaced my native watch exercise app whenever I am outdoor. I liked it so much that I gifted one to my wife so she had to try it out. I’m not 100% how much battery it uses compared to the native app but so far seems alright..Version: 2.2

Best running app, amazing customer supportI’ve used a Garmin for over a decade for Ironman(s) and numerous marathons. I decided to try an Apple Watch 3 (AW3) and after three runs, I was ready to return it due to poor, non user friendly watch face data. Zero customization and it looked cluttered. I stumbled upon WorkOutDoors (WOD) in a Reddit thread. I spent the $5 and I can honestly say the displayed data and customization rivals Garmin run specific watches. In test runs, the difference between Garmin data and WOD app data was within .01. Accuracy, a big question within AP3, was put to rest. The AW3 is still without it’s annoying nuances...flicking your wrist to show the face detail and a short battery life...but that is on Apple...just saying. Summary, data and customization rivals Garmin; customer support (Ian) was beyond what I expected. Went the extra mile(s) to answer questions. Thank you to Ian and app developers. This app should be featured in the App Store..Version: 3.2

Great app, even better customer serviceI downloaded WorkOutDoors for the same reason most people probably do-it’s the most customizable, user-friendly workout app out there. I’ve been able to use my watch without needing to have a phone handy, and with the customizable watch faces, I basically have everything I feel I need during my runs. I’ll say this however, earlier today (yes, today) the watch app crashed twice during a one-hour run which was really frustrating-I have been going through multiple different fitness apps during the last few weeks, and hate losing data. In any case once I got home, I wrote to the developer and he helped me fix the problem and address the issue directly. It’s by far the best customer service I’ve ever encountered, and he was able to suggest a few different fixes (sometimes iOS crashes the app when there are too many other apps open, or if I’ve run too much in the same area, something having to do with memory stored on the app). I highly highly recommend downloading WorkOutDoors to anyone working with a heart rate monitor looking to stay in their zones during their runs/bikes etc. and anyone who’s interested in more than the normal data available with most apps..Version: 4.1

Amazing app!This is hands down the best workout app I have used which has been a lot. It’s ability to customize what it shows on the display is great. No matter what you want to see for almost any type workout it is most likely an option. The view of the maps on the display as well is very accurate and extremely useful. The analytics afterwards are so detailed that they blow away every other app. I was loving that I could see my pace, steps, heart rate, among many others at any point in the workout. My only regret is that I waited for so long to buy this app even after seeing numerous amazing reviews. Don’t hesitate like I did. Totally worth it and is a steal at $5 for what you get. Developer is very responsive and puts a lot of work into this app..Version: 3.2

Impressive for battery life and featuresI got this for trail running and have been extremely happy so far. Loading routes from GPX and downloading maps works smoothly, the screens are well-designed by default and easy to tweak, and GPS accuracy is good. Strava export is seamless. The most pleasant surprise was that this used less battery than the Strava watch app on 40-60 minute runs, even using the map to navigate unfamiliar trails. Highly recommend. I’m holding off on a high end Garmin watch now that I have this..Version: 4.2

Luring me away from SuuntoI’ve run for years with three different generations of Suunto - the original Ambit, the Ambit 3 Peak and the Traverse Alpha. All are great multi sport smart watches. My wife recently became concerned about some of the fairly lonely and remote trails I run and talked me in to an Apple Watch 3 LTE to try, as I hate running encumbered with my phone and other unnecessary bits. I wanted the Apple Watch to also be able to at least be an option for hikes and other outdoor activities and as such needed an app that would help it compete with the Suunto in that arena. That’s where this app shines. The data presentation both on the watch and in the app post activity are first rate. This has made the Apple my go to for one day adventures and outdoor runs, walks and activity. If Apple could make a device that could run for a couple days or more on gps they might just be able to compete on the true outdoor smart watch market. That said, this app on the 3 LTE is a winner. My Suuntos are getting tired of being in the drawer..Version: 2.2

This app is NO joke!!I you need to have an outdoor activity tracking app with maps and crazy customizations for all metrics, this is the very best app out there. It does this as a stand-alone watch app, not a tethered app to your phone! You can leave your phone behind on those trail runs or leave it in you bag in airplane mode to save your phones battery while you hike. With downloadable map tiles you can keep an eye on your location while you hike those less than maintained trails. If you are searching for an app for your watch and worried about spending the $, please understand that this app is a serious value. Thanks Devs for your excellent work..Version: 4.1

Perfect companion app for being without serviceThis is THE app I have been searching for for years! I don’t know why I didn’t find it sooner but I wish I had. I use this app primarily for dirt bike riding and it solves the top two issues I had with all the other apps I’ve tried: not having offline maps *on the watch*, and not using vector-based maps which made for really chunky (sometimes impossible) zooming and panning. After using this app on my Apple Watch for multiple rides, I am blown away and have been raving about it to all my fellow riders. With offline vector-based maps on the watch, our experience when stopping to check the map has been streamlined and been made much more enjoyable. It is the absolutely perfect companion app to have on my watch for dirt bike riding and I would almost buy an Apple Watch just for this app if I didn’t already have one. In addition to dirt bike riding I have also used it for walking, running, hiking, and mountain biking. It’s been great for those activities as well for the same reasons I described above. And the icing on the cake is that there is no subscription required, no micro transactions, and no ads. It’s always difficult for me to blindly pay money for an app that may not be what I want. But now that I know how amazing this app is, I would have gladly paid more and would still recommend it to my friends even if it had a higher price tag..Version: 4.3

Best Fitness Tracker By FarUPDATE: This app blows all the big name apps (think running shoe brand apps) away!! The developer said they were working on a few things and boy did they deliver. The interval, alert, voice and tracking functionality is amazing. The options to customize can be a bit overwhelming but it’s awesome once you get the hang of it but any data point what you want to track is available. Love the interface and the colors. I get excited to run just so I can use this app :) If you like running without your phone, love data and the freedom to customize your views. Really let’s you get into the details of your workout and create screens with the information you are most interested in and just about any stat you can think of. Easy and intuitive to use. Needs just a few more features to make it the perfect running companion: 1. Ability to view cumulative results for analysis of performance over time. 2. Tap on graphs or data for larger views with landscape view option and overlays. Great customer service too. I sent a question by email and received a reply very quickly. Look forward to seeing more of this app!.Version: 4.1

Almost perfect!This app is amazing and has completely transformed how I hike and how I use my Apple Watch. I’m a long time user of Gaia GPS, but their Watch app has always been pretty bad. This app fills that void in a way I didn’t know was possible. It provides fast and reliable maps and trail navigation on my watch with tons of intuitive detail and actions. The post-workout review on the iPhone app is the best I’ve seen as well. Three things would make this a 5 star app: 1) the ability to have the compass orient the direction of the current position arrow rather than the entire screen (which can be disorienting), 2) being able to see the current track on the iPhone map for when more screen real estate is needed, 3) using the new altimeter on the Apple Watch Series 6. Big thank you to the developer for creating such a fantastic app..Version: 4.2

Lots of great data. No trail routes on my hikes?!Super promising. Great reviews. My earlier review is below. Turns out I’m an idiot. The 45 degree compensation thing was throwing me off. Changed to 0 and all is better. Went on two hikes so far. The data is great! The maps lacked trails in my hiking spot, which is a little disappointing. Gaia and AllTrails have trail routes marked on their maps. Not sure why WorkOutDoors doesn’t have the trails. Can I add new map sources? Anyway, the data is great. Will continue to experiment on future hikes. —- The dealbreaker for me is that the map won’t show my current forward orientation. Other similar apps show your position on the map with your gps position locked pointing forward, and when you turn, the map turns, not the pointer. This is nice because you always see what’s ahead of you at the top of the map. There are map settings to rotate the map, but as far as I can tell, they don’t do a thing. In fact, a few times I made a change, only to return to the setting screen to find that it had been reset?! Is this a bug? Am I’m doing something wrong? I can’t tell… but I play with a lot of these types of apps and haven’t run into something like this. I’m using an XS Max and a Series 5. I’ll keep an eye on this and continue to play around. I’ll def update if it’s due to my misunderstanding. Thanks for reading..Version: 4.2

The Most Incredible Watch app!The developer of WorkOutDoors has created a masterpiece app for the Apple Watch. I have tried over a dozen fitness apps (literally) for the Watch. None match the smoothness and functionality of WorkOutDoors. Plus, it's map/navigation performance will amaze and delight. A+ P.S. Why, in the name of all that is good and holy, is WorkOutDoors not listed in Apple's Watch App Store as a premier fitness app? If Apple wanted to do itself a favor, it would draw as much attention to this app as possible since it does a better job of demonstrating the full potential of the Watch platform than any other app of which I am aware. Please know that I don't know the developer, or am associated with WorkOutDoors, in any way. But, in all modesty, I know a great Watch app when I see one. 😏.Version: 4.0

Best running app for Apple WatchComing from a garmin Watch, I was used to highly flexible and customizable screens on the watch, no other app can come close to the configuration and flexibility of this app. To add the ability to load routes or simply have a breadcrumb of any route you take, without needing your phone is just amazing. Allows you to really be free with your running and always get back home. Can not wait to use it with hiking. The depth of data is quite amazing on the iPhone app as well. Seeing what your stats were at any given point of your run, right on your phone after the run is just unheard of. Did I mention you can “share” directly to garmin connect from within the app which can then feed strava, map my run, etc. or you can use RunGap or similar app to export from health to your favorite running tracker..Version: 3.0

Best workout app for the Apple WatchThis app is amazing for running and I assume for similar cardio workouts like biking. Love the feature set and customization options. Very easy to use and provides great data. Love being able to see the metrics I care about easily on the watch during a workout and then analyze it after in the app. Have heard the dev is great for support but haven’t needed any as it has been functioning flawlessly so cannot speak to that myself. Honestly, if you run/bike/etc and want to track them with your Apple Watch this app is easily worth the few bucks it costs..Version: 4.2

Great App and Customer ServiceI downloaded this a few months ago. The first use I was unable to figure out one thing out. I searched the website and could not find the answer. I was wanting to figure it out for a hike the next day. I assumed I would have to hike without the app since it was the weekend. I went ahead and contacted customer support. I got a response within a few hours. The issue was on my end - a learning curve. I got the help I needed and was able to to the app without further issue. It has been a couple months now and it is used almost daily. I love the ease of it. Could not ask for more!.Version: 2.2

The greatest running app for Apple Watch by a million miles/kmI can’t recommend this app highly enough for runners with an Apple Watch. First, I can’t believe how mediocre every other Apple Watch fitness app is for running. They lack customization, they’re hard to read, they often don’t even know how to define the metrics they display. Worse yet, every running website, blog, etc keeps recommending the same list of lame apps. This app does everything I was hoping to do and a ton more. It’s completely customizable, from font size, to its 300+ available metrics (some of which are customizable themselves) to multiple screens, screens specific to particular interval workouts, choices for what the buttons do, voice commands, and on and on. I used it today for an interval workout (6x1200 with pace targets) and it worked perfectly. It was accurate, gave good pace range guidance, and allowed me to run the workout without staring at my watch..Version: 4.2

Great for directionally challengedI have used this app and find it great for going on hikes in the woods as you can always see which direction is the place we started. I’ve also use this in Atlanta city and walking around the city and making sure that I can get back to where I need to get back to you. I highly recommend this app. I have not had any technical issues with it and have going on long walks up to about 5 miles and hikes for over 8 miles and and did not have any problems. The developer is very responsive to emails..Version: 2.2

This is THE app for trail running and hiking on an Apple WatchIf you’re like me, and you trail run/hike a lot and you have an Apple Watch but want the functionality of a Garmin or Suunto, this app effectively turns your Apple Watch into one. I love how customizable it is, so I can see on one screen my map and route, distance, time, cumulative elevation gain, speed vs my target speed, and my heart rate. Amazing. But beyond that, I emailed the developer Ian today about how to extend battery life since I’m going on a long 8 hour run, and he responded within 20-30 minutes with a list of super helpful tips, including a major one—if I decide to recharge the watch mid-run with a power pack , make sure to end the workout because watchOS may kill the app and I’d lose my workout data. I find it’s rare to have such a committed and engaged developer, so this puts WorkOutDoors at the top of the GPS mapping/outdoor activity tracking apps for the Apple Watch. Thanks Ian!.Version: 3.2

Most sophisticated iOS app and Apple Watch app available for running and more.If you are a stats geek or want to follow specific training or workout plans this is the app for you. I have tried every Running app that has an Apple Watch companion and nothing even comes close to this. The ability to customize every screen you see, the ability to customize every interval you run (I use it for running but it has modes for every type of activity you can imagine from skiing to horseback riding to yoga...), the ability to have haptics and spoken alerts and screen messages when you are off pace... it’s really endlessly configurable and just incredibly well done. Thanks much guys for all the hard work that went into this!.Version: 4.2

Perfect for Running and BikingLove this app, Just what I’ve been looking for!!! Spent hours and hours over the last month trying various apps, my search is over!! Works great for heart zone training... works well with my iWatch. Clear displays and easy to read while running or biking. I’m over 50 and usually need reading glasses but the readout is large enough so I don’t have to wear glasses while running!! It’s even easy to download routes I create from other applications, routes off the internet or routes that my friends send me. In addition great analysis tools after my runs or bikes. Can’t wait until spring, I plan on using this for hiking as well..Version: 4.2

Finally!I have been searching far and wide for an app to replace my Garmin Fenix 5X and this hits the spot and then some! Fully customizable app screens and alerts! I can have my map, cadence, heart rate, heart rate alarms and notifications all like the garmin! As an endurance athlete who needs to focus on low aerobic base runs I dreaded using the built in workout app because of the lack of pacing options or heart rate zones. This app does all that and more! If this app ever goes away I will be devastated. This app has fully replaced my Garmin and now I can enjoy the built in music of Apple Watch, have my cellular connection phone free, and have peace of mind of a panic button on Apple Watch. Please please keep this app going because I never want to go back to two devices!.Version: 4.1

By far the best Running App out thereThis is by far the absolute best running out out there. The amount of customizations you can do is far and beyond any other app I’ve tried. Major kudos to the developer for putting this together. Really great support and response time from the developer as well to a few questions I had with the app. Only slight downside is that it currently doesn’t have turn by turn direction support, but that is apparently coming soon. Hey n the meantime — spend the $$, support this developer, and start using one of the best apps out on here! Any desire I’ve had to go back to my Garmin Fenix 5 is gone!!.Version: 4.1

Best workout app I’ve foundI’m a senior who walks 4-6 miles a day. I’ve used various apps but this is my favorite by far. The ability to personalize screens is a major plus. I’m mostly interested in keeping my heart rate up because my normal speed does not get my heart rate high enough. So I have been able to personalize a screen that shows my heart rate, the zone I’m in, along with speed, miles, time. This has really helped to give me immediate feedback when I need to speed up. And the overview at the end is full of great information. Only one request... I’d love to see an opt-in auto pause function, i.e., when you stop moving for 10 seconds, pause, then start when you start moving. This is available in MapMyRun/Walk and is very useful..Version: 3.2

Time and Distance Alerts!!It has simultaneous and configurable time and distance alerts! Thank you! Apple Workout app doesn’t have this basic feature. The GPS signal meter is another great feature of this app. This app has the features that kept me clinging to my Garmin. The configurable screens are great too. It has many other features that I don’t use. I don’t need the map, but it is surprisingly interesting on the watch, so maybe I will find a use for it. This app was not easy to find. Apple should feature it more prominently..Version: 3.2

The best for watchThis app and the incredible usefulness is literally the reason why I bought an Apple Watch. The app is perfect and it is incredible how the developer managed to pack so much information into an app without feeling awkward or cramped. Extremely useful and no tricks trying to get people to buy something else or subscription BS. Also, works without any network connection which is essential to me. The only device you need to take into the wilderness (and extra battery capacity :-) This app should cost at least 10x. Thank you.Version: 3.1

Still the best workout appI’ve been using this app for several years now for every workout I do, up to and including half a dozen marathons now. It offers so many features and works really well. It was very solid for me on my Series 4 watch and having recently updated to a Series 6 it is just as good. A few key features I really like: * highly customisable interval workouts * customisable workout audio countdowns that play from the watch or via Bluetooth headphones * highly customisable display * past workouts are stored both on the watch and in the iPhone app, making it much easier to find them than searching Strava * the raw workout data is accessible (and easily transferable) from both the watch and the iPhone app. This contrasts with the Garmin Connect outage which showed how difficult it is to access your own data. Since ditching my Garmin watch due to its flaky connectivity with my iPhone, WorkOutDoors on the Apple Watch has been a far better experience. As with others, I also commend Ian, the developer, on his awesome feedback and assistance if needed. Strongly recommended..Version: 4.2

Average pace completely out of wackThis app is amazing and tops the competition in almost every way. But, probably the most important thing is average pace tracking. And for some reason mine is being horrendous. I’ve smoothed it out completely and I’ve heard these “smart” watches (I recently went from Garmin to an Apple Watch 6) are a bit more responsive with their tracking then the performance watches and that’s why the pace changes more rapidly. But this can’t be the only problem. After playing with it a bit I realize the average pace is completely inaccurate and practically useless to look at, smoothing it all the way only made it slightly less worse. I hope this is just something on my end that can be fixed cause this kinda makes the whole thing pointless if it can do one of the most essential things..Version: 4.3

One of a kindI am a runner and a cyclist. I enjoy mountain biking and riding new trails. I have found the Apple Watch to be a great tool for tracking my activities and even playing music when running but was severely lacking in maps for off road activities. This app was the solution to that problem and most likely prevented me from buying a dedicated fitness device like a Garmin watch or cycling computer. I was bit skeptical that this would actually work well but I was blown away. I customized the screens just the way I want to have them for my activities, downloaded some maps to the watch for offline use, and even loaded a gpx route. I hopped on my mountain bike and went for a ride and it all worked perfectly. The upload to strava at the end of the ride was perfect as well. Bottom line: This is a fantastic app! Well worth $5..Version: 3.2

Spectacular AppThis App is more than I expected. It always works, provides an abundance of data, is very easily customizable, and the Technical Service is superb. Within minutes of requesting help on problems I encountered, they responded with accurate, comprehensive, and courteous suggestions. The BEST outdoor workout App I have ever used. I have used it to develop a correlation between my golf score and heart rate. I now do breathing exercises, while playing, and have lowered my handicap 4 points in one month. Get it, you cannot go wrong. It also syncs seamlessly with MyFitnessPal, which I used to track my exercise and diet..Version: 3.2

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Great app for waking and runningFantastic simple and well executed. Works great on the watch, easy to use and does exactly what you'd expect..Version: 2.2

So many metrics. Makes the Apple Watch a useful sports watch.I was initially disappointed in my Apple Watch after using a Garmin for years. This app has enough fitness metrics detail to satisfy me. Far better than the standard offerings..Version: 4.2

Best running app on App StoreBy far the best and only running app to have for running! I’m a trail runner and the ability to load a map that is displayed on the watch face with live metrics position. Definitely worth the very cheap price! Couldn’t recommend more! Great work!.Version: 4.2

Best running app for Apple WatchI installed this app two days ago and have been amazed at the unmatched customisation within the app for every bit of data you could think of. I have used it multiple so far and nothing comes close to the amount of data available to display. Just a few suggestions for further development: ability to completely turn off or on the notifications for ‘target pace’ (e.g in running pop ups will come up - ‘fast pace’ or ‘slow pace’), ability to turn on or off constant heart rate tracking, ability to create a pre-scheduled workout on the watch in case you don’t have your phone, and to create multiple notifications in the pre scheduled workouts e.g one beep at 20 seconds and another at 25 seconds. This is without a doubt the best running app, and with these few more features it’s everything I could possibly ask for. Great job!.Version: 4.1

So far, so goodI’ve only used this app once, for a treadmill run, but from what I’ve seen already, this app is exactly what I’ve been looking for..Version: 4.2

Best fitness appWhile the app can be complicated due to the amount of customisations, it offers you all the functionality you could possibly want in tracking workouts..Version: 4.3

Trail runners dreams come true!I rarely write app reviews, but I had to write this one. I had my Apple Watch for close to 2 years now, but this is the app I have always wished for. Previously I used a combination of Strava and ViewRanger and always had problems with the 2 apps competing with each other on my watch. WorkOutDoors ticks all my requirements to have reliable offline typographic maps on my watch, and giving me all the data I need while I’m running and for post run analysis, plus easy export to strava. Finally someone had the dedication to write a fantastic app for the watch rather than doing a half baked hybrid iPhone/watch app. Just amazing the level of screen customisation. Still to find something I’m missing. Very stable too. Well done!!!!.Version: 4.1

Great app for runningAwesome for running and setting up custom screens for different workouts. Cheers!.Version: 4.2

What a runner needsThis is the app that serious runners need on the Apple Watch - so much data and so much configuration. It turns the Apple Watch into a serious Garmin competitor - especially when paired with the series 4 watch. The only suggestion I have would be to allow customizable pre-configured intervals. With my running group we run to a meeting point, do an interval session/Fartlek, then run back to our workplaces. Ideally you could launch a start interval x program that would guide you through the session (just copy the functionality of the interval app and you will be fine) and would track that as three workouts. Keep up the good work!.Version: 3.2

Best running app by a mileStrava & Nike watch out!!!! This app is by far the best running app around. It has an amazing ability to customize screens and data just the way you like it. The maps, routes and guidance are second to none. Iv never written a review before but this app just amazed me. You won’t be disappointed and YES you can easily upload your runs to strava if you wish to remain on strava the difference is this app will give you everything strava doesn’t. Well done, great app..Version: 4.1

Most useful app for the watchHave been waiting for something like this for a long time. Love the new update with the addition of steps and more. App dev is very responsive to suggestions. Takes a complication space on my watch face.Version: 1.2

Apple watch magicThis app works so well on the apple watch, loading gpx tracks and making map available offline. Great app!.Version: 4.3

Best running app on Apple WatchIf you like stats and being able to configure them in pretty much any way you like... What this app can pack into the small screen real estate of the watch is really impressive. You can cram lots of info on individual screens or display fields larger and add as many screens as you like (I think...I’m at 7 now). The interval builder is fantastic as well, it should really address any training scenario one can come up with. This app saved me from being seriously disappointed after getting an Apple Watch, which I mainly did for running..Version: 4.3

Great appI have tried a number of other fitness apps, but nothing I found comes close to this app. The configuration sounds daunting but it took me about 30 seconds to work it out. Heart rate alerts, pace alerts... so much more than the competition. Also love the map feature (including downloading offline maps for free). I was having trouble running this app on an old phone, developer took only hours to respond - turns out it was my phone not the app. A true leader in this class of apps, for people who want to data, maps for fitness activities. Five stars!!!.Version: 3.2

Love the appLove the app, I did have a few issues where it would crash occasionally but I suspect that may have been more the watch, have reinstalled now and all seems to be working, I love the customisation of the app and the fact that you can have many different sports..Version: 4.1

The best watch app in the AppStoreI use this from simple exercise tracking whilst walking & cycling to finding my car and navigating foreign cities. The depth of customisation is mind blowing and the on-watch control/autonomy is incredibly sophisticated and useful..Version: 3.2

Amazing!!The is hands down the best fitness app on Apple Watch! Worth every cent. Highly recommend to anyone serious about training tracking. Amazing work guys!.Version: 4.1

Probably over the top for me!Just wanted an app with a few more settings than iSmoothRun and this one fits the bill. Nice screen options to display while running. Just soooo much options it's a little overwhelming when you first use it.Version: 4.2

Richer than first appearedI tried WorkOutDoors a couple of years ago and liked it, but over the past 3 months since the Apple Watch 6 was released I’ve been using every day for running, hiking, cycling and kayaking. The richness of the functionality it provides the watch for alerting when I deviate from target pace or heart rate or deviate from a planned route are excellent. I recently sold my Garmin Fenix as WorkOutDoors makes the Apple Watch an outdoors must-have..Version: 4.2

The go to trail runners appHave been so impressed with WorkOutDoors. The offline maps allow me to download an area for trail runs and follow the tracks precisely. Configuration options and metrics are massively customisable to suit what you want on screen at any time. And the developer is responsive to queries..Version: 4.2

The Garmin killerWOW!! What an app. This review is going to read like a paid promotion but seriously it’s not. This app is just amazing. If you are serious about running or cycling, this is the app to make your Apple Watch equivalent to a Garmin sports watch. It does all sorts of interval training, it’s SUPER customisable in terms of the display, audio cues, even the controls themselves. Super pleased with this app, keep up the great work team..Version: 4.2

Fantastic!Highly configurable, integrates seamlessly with Apple’s health and activity apps. Excellent support from the developer..Version: 4.1

Recent convert, now huge fanI was looking at a better option for in watch functionality and this blows away the other apps I’ve used. This doesn’t compete with other Apple Watch fitness apps, it is in a league of its own. Thanks for an awesome app.Version: 4.2

Excellent!Heaps of options available and works very well! My go to app now for running. Would like to see a notification of some sort that shows you your stats once a month etc..Version: 4.1

Brilliant for customised workoutsAs a runner that uses Apple Watch and Strava, this app works wonders particularly for workouts. Integrates well with Strava. The OSD options are also completely flexible. App has been reliable, having used every other day for months..Version: 4.2

Still very happyMissing outdoor temperature, it good to related to the running condition as out fit wearing, cheers gerrit.Version: 4.1

Turn Apple Watch into GarminBeen using Apple Watch for 4 years now, have always been envy my friends who use Garmin. This app basically bring your Apple Watch on par with Garmin. Shows GPS signal strength (never start the workout until full bar), Higher frequency on GPS sampling (no more smooth corner), allow pre-program workout (very configurable), allow customisation on what is display on the watch face..Version: 4.1

Just keeps going from fantastic to brilliant and betterI’ve been using this app for a while now and I don’t think I could go to any other as the guy behind this just keeps making it better and better. It’s one of the few apps that doesn’t require a membership or signing up to anything and yet it delivers everything and more than some of the big-name apps. I just love using it and appreciate how comprehensive and simple it is to use. Not only that but data can be exported into some other great apps that also don’t need to be linked to databases or friends or shared with the world. Thanks for a fantastic app..Version: 4.0

Brilliant! A must for map based adventuringGreat app! I tested 3 apps simultaneously yesterday (this, Strava, & built-in Workout) and this quickly became my favourite. It just exposed so much information compared to the other apps. I was exploring a barely used bush trail, and this app gave me the confidence that I was still going the correct way. I am holding back from a 5 star rating because there are two things that would improve the so for me. - The altitude reading does not match the reading from new always on altitude sensor (understandable as this is a new sensor) - The map does not show contour lines, which means I need to still use another OSM app on my iPhone to navigate. I will update to 5 stars if/when those are addressed, as it will then be a perfect app..Version: 4.2

Makes the Apple Watch 10x better!Loving being able to see the map during the workout - love the metrics too.Version: 4.3

Forget the rest - SeriouslyNot normally a reviewer but on this occasion... have tried different workout apps specifically for running, hiking and cycling and there has been something that doesn’t quite suit. This one is so customisable that you basically create it to work how YOU want it to. Then there’s the maps element which is awesome. On top of all this, it still gets updated periodically and the price is fair. Seriously, from one ‘hard to please’ customer I assure anyone out there this is well worth the purchase..Version: 4.3

Does not record distance/time correctly on Apple watch 6Just bought the app a few days ago on a apple watch 6 and during my running workouts it shows much less time/distance. It somehow stops the measurements after a while or smth similar.Version: 4.2

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WorkOutDoors 4.3 Update

Version 4.3 (2021-02-02): - All settings now available in the iPhone app as well as the watch app; - 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!.

Version 4.2 (2020-07-28): - Strava uploading can now be made automatic, direct from the watch; - Extended profile graphs now available in iPhone analysis; - Now includes Dance and Open Water Swimming workouts; - Auto-pause available for more activities; - Ability to configure repeated alerts whilst a limit is exceeded; - New "Time in Zone" heart rate metrics; - Improved skiing functionality; - Minor cosmetic improvements to maps, graphs etc; - Loads of other improvements, and a few bug fixes..