How to install the Endomondo Apple Watch app
First, make sure that your iPhone meets these requirements
- iPhone 5 or newer.
- iOS version 10.0.0 or higher.
- Endomondo app version 16.10.0 or higher.
- If you already have the Endomondo app installed on your iPhone, the Endomondo Apple Watch app will automatically be installed on your Apple Watch if you during the set up of your Apple Watch have accepted to "install all apps on your iPhone that are compatible with Apple Watch".
- If the Endomondo Apple Watch app hasn't been installed on your Apple Watch, please first make sure that you have the Endomondo iPhone app installed on your iPhone. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone -> go to "My Watch" -> Scroll down to "Available Apps" -> Install the Endomondo app. More info here.
How to track a workout with the Endomondo App Watch app
- Launch the Endomondo app on both your iPhone and on the Apple Watch.
- Use the Digital Crown to select your sport from the sports list. You'll have the following 15 sports to choose from: Running, Cycling (Transport and Sport), Walking, Mountain biking, Fitness walking, Hiking, Weight training, Riding, Roller skating, Indoor cycling, Golfing, Downhill skiing, Cross-country skiing, and Treadmill running. You can still track the rest of your sports by selecting them and starting the workout from your iPhone. These sports will be shown as Other on the Apple Watch.
- Click the Start button to start your workout. During the workout, you will be able to Pause, Resume and End your workout from the Apple Watch. To pause your workout press the screen with a small amount of force (Force Touch) and click the Pause button or scroll down to the Pause button. To resume your workout force touch screen and click Resume or scroll down to the Resume button. To End your workout force touch and click End or scroll down to the Finish button. You will of course also be able to control the workout from the app on your iPhone.
- During the workout, you will be able to swipe between three workout screens. 1st workout stats screen: Duration, Distance, Pace and Heart Rate. 2nd workout stats screen: Pace and splits. 3rd workout stats screen: Heart rate and current heart rate zone.
- A workout summary will be presented on the Apple Watch as soon as you have finished your workout. The workout summary will include the following stats: Distance, Duration, Average heart rate, Average pace and Calories. The full summary of your workout with workout graphs and maps will be available in the history section on your Endomondo iPhone app.
Standalone Use of the Endomondo Apple Watch
The current version of the Endomondo Apple Watch app does not support standalone use (using the built-in GPS on the Apple Watch), so you'll have to bring the iPhone with you during your workout (tethered use).
We are currently looking into the possibilities for an Endomondo standalone app and we hope to add support at some point in 2018.
Built-in heart rate monitor
You can use the built-in heart rate monitor on your Apple Watch to track your heart rate during your workouts. To use the built-in HRM you'll have to grant the Endomondo app access to read data from the Apple Health app (and the HRM).
- Open the Apple Health App -> Go to "Sources" and select Endomondo
- Toggle on the "Allow Endomondo to read data" button.
- Heart rate data will now be shown in your Endomondo apps during the workout (the data will might be slightly delayed during the start of the workout).
You can use your Bluetooth Low Energy HRM with the Endomondo Apple Watch app. Just pair your HRM with the Endomondo iPhone app following the steps in this guide.Start a workout on your Endomondo app on your iPhone or on your Apple Watch.Heart rate data will now be shown in your Endomondo apps during the workout.
You can control the Apple Watch wake gesture from the general Apple Watch settings.
Synchronization with Apple Health and the Apple Activity App
We support synchronization of calories and workout distance (for cycling, walking and running) from Endomondo to Apple Health (one-way synchronization). Please see this guide on how to set up the connection. Please note that we do not support synchronization of workouts to the Apple Health App. We do not support synchronization with the Apple Activity App.
We are aware of the multiple different issues (not connecting, disconnecting, not reading HR data from the built-in HRM, not able to pair with the built-in HRM, calories not counted, not responsive etc.) that some Apple Watch users are facing with the Endomondo Apple Watch app after upgrading to iOS 11 and Apple Watch OS4. We are currently working on an updated version of the Endomondo Apple Watch app (with standalone support). We hope to release the new version in the spring of 2018.