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WorkOutDoors is the most advanced and most configurable workout app for the Apple Watch. It's perfect for running, cycling, hiking and any other indoor or outdoor activity.

Note: WorkOutDoors requires an Apple Watch Series 3 or later. It is not necessary to have your iPhone with you during a workout.


- 42 different activity types, including all the major activities
- Configure multiple screens with metrics from a pool of over 600 data fields and graphs
- All workouts are saved to Apple's Health system and are viewable in the Health & Fitness apps
- Export workouts as FIT/TCX/GPX files, or automatically upload to Strava (even from the watch)
- Dozens of alert types (e.g. mile/km notifications; high heart rate; low speed; zone changes etc)
- Configure which metrics are displayed and/or spoken for an alert
- GPS signal strength shown before starting a workout, so you can wait for a good signal
- Create your own Interval Schedules: e.g. Warm Up for 5 minutes, Run 5 miles; Cool Down
- Supports Bluetooth sensors for speed, cadence, distance, heart rate & power (including Stryd)
- Zones can be configured for heart rates and also for pace and power metrics
- Associate actions with gestures: e.g. double tap to start a new interval, or to show music controls
- Auto-pause available for many outdoor activities (including Apple's algorithm where available)
- Set a Target Pace and see how far ahead or behind you are (can show a target icon on the map)
- Analyse workouts in great depth on the iPhone app, including detailed lap and interval splits
- Supports watchOS 9 running metrics: power, ground contact time and vertical oscillation (only available on recent models of watch).


- Maps can be cached on the watch for use when offline
- Topographic vector map option with configurable contours and hill shading
- Maps can be smoothly panned and zoomed, and can rotate according to the compass
- Map-only mode for when you don't want to start a workout and just need a map
- Uses OpenStreetMap, which includes the trails necessary for outdoor workouts
- Maps cover the whole world. No further purchases or subscriptions required for anything
- A breadcrumb trail of your whole route is displayed on the map during the workout
- A scale is shown on the map when you zoom, making it easy to see the distance to features
- Load GPX routes and display them on top of the map to aid navigation
- Routes are coloured by gradient: from red for steep uphill to blue for steep downhill
- Get alerts when you deviate from or return to the GPX route
- Waypoints in routes are shown as icons (supports "groundspeak" geocache data)
- Shows a red compass pointing north and a green compass pointing to the start
- Tap the green compass to see the distance to the start (double tap a compass to hide it)
- "Smart Contours" use different colours to make it easier to read the terrain at a glance

The app also has many, many more features (far too many to list here!).  

All this is included for a single one-off payment. There are no extra in-app purchases or subscriptions. If you own an Apple Watch and do any form of exercise, then WorkOutDoors is the app for you. Give it a go!

WorkOutDoors App Comments & Reviews

WorkOutDoors Positive Reviews

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

Powerlifter and Occasional RunnerThis is an exceptional app, especially on the iWatch Ultra! The amount of information that you are able to see while participating in whatever activity you are passionate about is truly invaluable, and it gave me an insight into data that I never really thought about. I will admit, for those who are not experienced with interpreting this type of data can be intimidated and overwhelmed, but that’s what is so fascinating about this app because it actually encouraged me to do more research and learn about what this data means so I am more informed as an athlete while allowing me lead more efficient workouts. That said, the screens are endlessly customizable so the information that you can see is always at visible in a clear and easy to read layout! I will add that if the developers are reading this I would like a more features that test my v02 max, analyze my recovery periods, and sleep while providing that in maybe a morning notification so I can see how my training is going and where I need to improve. I am not an ultra athlete so I don’t need something like a Garmin, but I did like a lot of those forward looking metrics that provide me with some predictive analysis as opposed having to input that information onto a another app to synthesize that information. Overall, this is a very good app and in love with the functionality..Version: 4.7

Amazing!!!!!! Must Have!This app is the REAL DEAL! It is worth every penny and then some! I am an average workout person, but all the other apps do not have enough controllable data. Also, this app announces any run metrics I want. You can choose any metrics (including graphs) you want to see on the screen from as little as 2 metrics to over 10!! The customization doesn’t end with the screen or announced metrics, you can even create your own custom intervals into whatever workout you like. Make no mistake, this app does anything you want and can be for basic users to advanced users. I would say there is some customizing you will want to do, but it can just be a “download and use” app too. I don’t just use this for running, I also use it for HIIT training, strength training and interval training. This app does it all! Forget all the other apps. All of your info exports to Apple Health accurately and you can even export the files from the app to upload into other apps manually. Before I purchased it, I messaged the developer and he responded right away and answered my questions! They are really cool and want to make sure you are getting the help you need when you have questions. I could go on, but just get the app and you’ll see for yourself!.Version: 4.7

Incredibly flexible, complete, pro workout app for a tiny price.This app blows my mind with how many features it has. The watch app is completely configurable to whatever needs you have. It has every option I could imagine. It’s also so cheap for the power it provides! The developers are obviously true fitness enthusiasts who want to give us everything. Thank you! My recommendation is to sit down for an hour and really dig in to the different options for the various screens on the watch app. The default configurations are very good but everyone has different goals. Once you start customizing it you’ll start to appreciate the power and depth of the analytics and live stats available to you. I set up my primary running screen to have huge numbers for average pace and instantaneous pace. These are the two stats most relevant to me at the moment but on my secondary screens I can see granular detail on absolutely anything I want. Amazing! I can even get map navigation and gpx files for trail runs. Truly awesome. Works great on all watches but it’s a necessity if you have the Apple Watch ultra. This is app makes it a truly pro-level fitness watch. Edit: months later I’m still blown away by this app..Version: 4.9

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

Literally The Best Fitness AppIf you are using Apple Fitness or Strava to track your workouts you should buy this app now. Here’s why, The app allows you to see vastly much more data than Apple Fitness and you can see it it your own custom way (better than Strava). Worried about not being able to show your workouts on Strava? You can upload them to Strava whenever you want. You can customize the watch app for when you’re on a run or a bike ride or anything else to give you exactly the data you want. You can import GPX track files to go to the route you want. Downloading maps to the watch, yep you can do that too. It allows you to get an amazing view of maps and terrain. If you’re thinking of buying a Garmin and ditching the apple watch? Buy this app, save all that money you were going to spend on a Garmin and buy something to help your fitness journey. Literally the best money you will ever spend. I am actually bummed out that I didn’t use this earlier so I could analyze every detail of my workouts like I do now. Get the app!.Version: 4.3

An amazing exercise tracker that’s worth the priceThis is a phenomenal app! So far, I’ve used it for Cycling, Running, Walking, and Hiking and I’m blown away. I will admit the flexibility and configurability of the app is a bit much — but for the control freaks out there (like me) it’s amazing. You can change the screen layout, notifications, warnings, etc. for every activity; this means that when you hike you can pick what data you want to see and it’s different from the screens you see when you run, or ski, or golf, or whatever. I think my favorite feature is the customizable notifications. The Apple Fitness app would tell me my pace after each mile I ran; now I’ve configured WorkOutDoors to tell me my pace, heart rate, heart rate zone, distance, and time of day every half mile (and I could have it read out two dozen other pieces of data to me). When I went hiking, it would remind me to eat a snack every 40 minutes which is awesome! Here’s the TL;DR: this app has amazing customizability, tracking stats, and is worth every penny!.Version: 4.3

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

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

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

Finally makes the Apple Watch a true sports watch!I’m a competitive runner, and have used a Garmin watch for years. I’ve tried switching over to the Apple Watch on numerous occasions in the past, and although I love the smartwatch capabilities, the Apple fitness app was always severely lacking in my opinion. I couldn’t customize the information I saw, and didn’t have access to anywhere near the amount of data I did with my Garmin, so I was never able to stick with the Apple Watch for long. That all changed thanks to this app however. The level of customization, and the amount of data available to me rivals — if not surpasses — that of my Garmin, and has FINALLY made the Apple Watch a viable competitor to dedicated sports watches. If you’re a runner, or an athlete of any kind, and find the Apple fitness app lacking, I HIGHLY recommend checking this one out. Well worth the cost..Version: 4.3

Great app for Runners or any outdoor activitiesI have been using an Apple Watch for a few years now and love the overall functionality as a smart watch but it leaves a lot to be desired for tracking anything but the basics. Once I started running seriously I felt tempted to get a Garmin but knew I’d only use for running so it was hard justifying another smart watch. This app really bridges the gap. I use it for primarily for running but also walking, cycling and hiking. You can just start it and go or build your own custom training plans. It’s great for intervals and easy to setup. There are a ton of metrics and alerts you can enable to give you audio cues and keep you on track. Everything from pacing, heart rate, distance, and so on. The screens are customizable, great maps, you can import/export and sync with other apps like Strava. I highly recommend it..Version: 4.3

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

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

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

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

Buy This!!!!Always skeptical about seeing apps with great reviews ms so of course I took a look at all the critical reviews 1st and worked my way up. The negative reviews were picky so I moved on to the positive reviews and they were glaring. Checked a few Reddit pages and they also looked good so I decided to go in. The price is not a deal breaker, but after trying so many crappy gps / fitness tracking apps it takes you there. Downloaded and added to my Apple Watch and WOW this is a must have. Track’s perfectly on the watch and provides a GREAT SUMMARY after your run / walk / bike is done. Totally impressed!!! This developer and app is 1st class and I am so happy I picked it up. Saw another review saying it makes the Apple Watch better and I couldn’t agree more! Excellent work!.Version: 4.9

Clearly a Labor of LoveThis is the best app to record your workouts and the best part is that it’s not a subscription. Do yourself a favor and buy it. If you’ve gotten this far, you won’t regret it. Also, don’t let the ostensible complexity scare you off. I’m 40 and I figured out how to customize everything in a surprisingly little amount of time. That said, I’ve spent the last hour playing around with the countless different options just because it’s so much fun. The app is just so polished. (My cheapo optical heart-rate monitor synced up with no issues—having an accurate heart-rate makes all the difference in tracking your workout, I recommend that too, if you don’t already have one, the heart-rate readings from Apple Watch are not great.).Version: 4.9

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

Highly recommendedWorkOutdoors is an improvement over what Apple offers. I rarely review apps; this might be the first time I have done so on the App Store. I bought an Apple Watch Ultra because I run races. I use both the Apple and a Garmin. My main concern about the Apple watch is battery life. This app cannot address that. What it can do. however, is offer customizable data fields. That is what is excels at. The YouTuber Mark Lewis raved about it. So I tried it. I also will say the customer service is just terrific. I emailed about an issue, and a human being replied instantly. It also turned out to be user error, or at least fixable by me if I just played around — you have to get the customization to sync up by clicking that option..Version: 4.9

Swiss army Mercedes Benz knife of a running appOMG where have you guys been all out running lives! About time someone created this!! Yes it’s complicated and we like complications not your made in California trimmed down minimalist apps (shrinkflators). Yes it takes time to learn, all good things do. Yes it can be improved, nothing is perfect and this comes close to perfection. Only note in the suggestion box: shoes tracking? Then I don’t need any of the brand name shoe company apps and hey who knows you might get M&A activity immediately if you could have shoes tracking. Gosh wake up big company developers and take notes from this app’s success!! Or better still buy this app before the developers of this app realize they are sitting on a gold mine..Version: 4.9

Dissatisfied After UpdateFor some reason, the history stopped showing a map of my workout on my IPhone starting in late May 2022. It still shows it on the Apple Watch but I don’t like the color maps he started using. The colors camouflage the workout route and make it hard to see. Before the update, I always had a hard time stopping a workout. Now it’s even harder. I press and press and press and nothing happens. It often adds 15 to 30 seconds to my workout time. And the workout choices are so small and close together, I can’t see them well with my aging eyes and I occasionally press the wrong workout (e.g., run when I meant to press cycle). And then I don’t realize it until I’m well into the workout. On the plus side, I love the voice alerts at the mile markers. I’m now looking for another workout app that will do that..Version: 4.4

Customization is incredible!I love this app! Setting up workouts using WorkOutDoors is so much more user friendly and detailed than the app I was using previously. It took me a few runs to hone into which key details I wanted to be able to quickly see (and which I didn’t), but once you fine tune your screens to your liking, it’s awesome. I have also used this app while hiking and the map features are helpful. Highly recommend for AW users looking to ditch their Garmin. The only thing it is missing is ability to track miles on running shoes. Also, unable to edit distance on indoor runs (to match distance on TM) like you can with other apps, so I label the workout with the # of miles run for reference..Version: 4.3

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 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

Perfect except for always on displayI was contemplating between getting an Apple Watch Ultra and getting a high end garmin. I was really leaning towards the Garman because I do a lot of running. That is until I found this app. Several Youtubers were mentioning it so I gave it a shot and man it is a game changer. It really makes your Apple Watch into something that can compete with a dedicated fitness watch like the Garmin, I love having maps where I can just look down and see where I’m at at all times especially as I run very far and I get tired and sometimes it’s good just to get my bearings. The only thing I wish this had is support for the always on display and hopefully that is coming soon..Version: 4.9

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wow. Absolutely brilliant.I’ve been looking for an app that would give me a lot of metrics for both running as well as walking. I am also absolutely allergic to any app asking for recurring monthly fees. This app and developer stand out from the crowd. I applaud you for not being greedy when it comes to your selling model. This is one of the few software that I have purchased. Absolutely love all the fine-tuning you can do in the data that you can extract from this. I have spent many hours looking through all these options. I applaud your programming skills. Absolutely love the fact that I can use my Apple Watch Ultra to visualize all this. Brilliant..Version: 5.3

Fantastic Workout AppI workout six days a week, at least: road biking, mountain biking, road running, trail running, hiking, rock climbing, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, weights and cardio at the gym, and jumping rope. I’ve had the app for more than a year, and use it for all of the above. I love it! It shows me exactly what I want to see when I want to see it. The real-time metrics are customized for what I want, and all the data is there for my review later. I can give each workout a custom name, and search through past workouts. It even gives me control over how and if I want to sync with Strava. I regularly import routes from TrailForks. It makes the Ultra a perfect athlete’s watch..Version: 5.1

Fantastic!!I don’t typically write reviews but felt compelled to do so because this app is absolutely fantastic. I had a Garmin Forerunner with custom screens and this was something I missed after switching to an Apple watch ultra. None of the running apps were giving me what I wanted, until I found this one! You can even create repetitions like those ‘coach to 10k’, all in one app. The amount of customization is out of this word, which on the other side can be a bit overwhelming for those who are not a geek, although they can still use the default parameters and be ready to roll (but will definitely be missing out). Awesome job developers!!!.Version: 5.3

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: 4.4

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

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

Feature rich / best workout app for Apple Watch by farI downloaded WorkOutDoors after purchasing the Apple Watch Series 7 Cellular. Coming from using the Garmin Fenix 6S (still use for long runs), WorkOutDoors blows away all other Apple Watch Exercise Apps. This App has unrivaled watch based real-time graphing of metrics that you won’t find from other apps. The amount of customization and data available compared to the underwhelming Apple Workout App is night and day. For the price, buying this app is a no brainer if you’re a runner / outdoor enthusiast and want a huge array of customization, data fields and a really nice “bread crumb” mapping feature..Version: 4.4

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

Finally!The new version with Series 7 support is utterly amazing. The new maps have more detail than my Garmin Epix 2. With offline downloads to the watch, maps are more responsive and navigation is a breeze. This app makes the Apple Watch THE ultimate outdoor tool. This app is the only reason the Apple Watch can compete with Garmin. I never want to lose this app and hope the developer is in it for the long haul! Nothing on the App Store competes with the value this app offers. I’d easily pay $20 bucks for an app like this, and if that’s what it takes to keep the developer in business for decades to come sign me up for life..Version: 4.4

You need thisI’m not the person to write reviews, but when something deserves recognition, I feel obliged to write about it. This app is sensational. I almost bought a garmin watch until I found out about this app. The data it provides and customizability for the price is unrivaled. It makes my Apple Watch equivalent or even better than a garmin in some circumstances. I am an avid Strava user and I use to record activities on Strava. But after I found this app, I will never record on strava again. It still lets you auto upload activities to strava and ports all the data over as well so it’s a win-win..Version: 4.3

Best. Best. Best. Not even any competitor comes close!This is easily the best Apple Watch app ever. The functionality and ability to custom tailor it to your needs is above and beyond. Apple and every other big company should be ashamed of what this app proves… that a small dedicated team can beat their offerings by huge leaps and bounds. I had a question for customer service and emailed support… and they emailed back WITHIN HOURS. And it wasn’t even a generic form response. It was a genuine, detailed repose from someone who cared. Thank you Ian! If you do any outdoor activities and don’t have this app… you are missing out of so much! Just buy it! It’s worth it!.Version: 4.3

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 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

Overall, great.Just starting to leverage on Apple Watch Ultra. Been on platform since series 6. Before that, on Garmin Fenix 5. One wish is not starting a workout until I press the action button., available after GPS is attained. This is possible with Apple Workouts (albeit not their default). I also would like the ability to get golf distance to the flag based on current location. It looks like Garmin has this feature, knowing the current golf course at a club being played by GPS or selection. Socializing it can provide the locations. Subscription option if infrastructure needed..Version: 4.9

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

This is the app I’ve been looking forThis app is great - it’s completely customizable AND the help section, when I can’t figure something out, is easy to read and actually helpful. I bought this because I wanted to program customizable intervals for running, but the maps showing up on my watch screen has been a bonus - I’ve found places to run I didn’t know were in my area and I can use this map when I’m cycling. Hands down, the best app I’ve ever tried.Version: 4.1

Please add a crop toolApp is fantastic but it lacks a cropping tool, which is crucial when one forgets to end a workout. Please make an update that adds this feature. Thanks.Version: 4.9

FantastiqueTourne l'Apple Watxh en vraie montre running, beaucoup de personnalisation, peut sembler déconcertant au début, mais très intéressant!!!.Version: 4.5

A complete devotionSeriously!!! How much work is in this app, and for how many years now? It’s been there for a while, and all Garmin lovers and reviewers have praised it for a reason. If you like having all the data or if you just want customizable data, or even if you don’t care but want to register your activities, it is perfectly synched to your Apple watch ecosystem and will update your Strava as well. It is the app for all sports, it also addresses the flaws of Apple activities like XC skiing that haven’t done much on the native app for years despite the community’s criticism!.Version: 5.3

Black & white map holding it backI very rarely review anything, however, I felt compelled to write this review as this app should easily be a 4 or 5 star rating, but it has one major issue. Before I get to that, I’ll start by saying that I use the app several time per week. It’s a fantastic app for walking, hiking, running and more with vector maps on your Apple Watch. The one major issue is that when using the app on your watch, it often converts the map to a “black and white” version, which makes it impossible to see paths, or any GPS tracks you’ve uploaded. I still use it a lot when I’m working out in areas I am familiar with, however, the utility of the app falls off drastically when I can’t see the paths, trails, tracks etc in the black and white map while I’m in areas that I don’t know, especially when hiking in the forest. I’ve researched this and come across sporadic reports that the issue is known and has to do with an issue in WatchOS. Regardless of whether it’s the app or the OS, the black and white issue is holding me back from a 5 star rating and keeping it at 3 stars, as of June 2020 the issue still remains. I can sometimes get the black and white map issue to resolve and go back to the “normal” map by power cycling the watch (Series 5, most recent WatchOS), but this doesn’t always resolve it, the issue doesn’t show up consistently but randomly, and fairly often. Consistently power cycling at each use is obviously cumbersome. If you’re thinking about buying this app I’d encourage you to do so, with the caveat that if you’re relying on it to not get lost in unknown areas, you may want to use a different option or print an old fashioned paper back-up map to take with you. The vector maps on the watch, and the workout analysis on the phone part of the app are still amazing, hope it helps..Version: 4.1

WaypointsEst il possible d ajouter des Waypoints lorsque je fais des randonnes? Très bonne apps mais il manque cette fonction pour une meilleure utilisation de WorkOutDoors Merci.Version: 5.3

WonderfulAbsolutely stellar app. Unquestionably the best value on the App Store..Version: 5.3

Amazing app or every type of workoutWould highly recommend this super customizable app..Version: 5.3

Great Running AppI use it a lot. Being able to customize it and have my own screens when I run is much appreciated. Being able to create my own running program is another great feature. The data coming from the app is very thorough..Version: 5.3

Incredibly well doneI’m very active running, biking, kayaking, hiking. This app has all of the metrics I’m looking for AND much more. I especially like the interface when I am customizing it for my personal preference. This is a must have for anyone who cares about fitness metrics..Version: 5.2

Best hiking tool for iOSI bought this app for tracking hikes and being able to see trails on my watch. It has been worth every penny. It has trails around the world (I can personally attest to Portugal, Scotland, Greece and Costa Rica) and even some really tiny local trails in my area that I was not expecting to see on an app. Everything works really well and it does a great job of showing all the stats. Hikes can also be saved for future reference..Version: 5.1

Fantastic workout appBeen using this app with Apple Watch and Strava to record my workout for years. It’s the best on almost every aspects. Especially, it’s highly customizable, with almost every metrics you need. When I used apple Workout app with Strava, it did not record cadences. So I found this app, not just give cadence metrics, but much much more. The Watch screens is very versatile, it fits everyone from beginners to professionals. You do need to take some time to understand how to make best use of it though. Also, it just got updated to support Apple Watch Low power mode (display always on). That makes me love it much much more. And yes, I immediately gave Ian the “very generous tip” for that. Bravos!!!!.Version: 5.1

Absolutely love thisSo far the best running App I’ve come across.Version: 4.9

The app everyone should have!This app should come with every AW! “Fitness” is completely worthless compared to this app. It’s the only reason I haven’t sold my AW yet. All screens are 100% customizable, the maps are amazing (they include unofficial trails that I can’t find on other maps) and when your run is done, you can view all the stats on the map by dragging the progress bar or see your stats by laps (km or whatever you choose) or by intervals if you did those. The app works very well for interval training also. If you’re reading this just buy it already!.Version: 4.9

Awesome app and customer supportI thoroughly enjoy and appreciate the details and options on this app. I was having trouble syncing my Apple Watch to my phone because my Apple Watch storage was too full and I received an personal email in response to my request within two hours on a Friday night! Can’t get any better than that! thank you so much for creating this app!.Version: 4.9

Great app so farIt is fantastic that this is not a subscription. I refuse to buy any app that requires a subscription. I had some difficulty initially setting up interval schedules due to the wording used in the app. I sorted through it after a couple hours fiddling around. I emailed the developer and was very surprised by how fast he responded. Definitely recommended the app..Version: 4.9

I’m totally convincedFollow up to the OP: I continue to be amazed at the quality and depth of features in this app. The user experience is excellent and delivers top notch metrics for just about every user. My use of the app so far is flawless and enjoyable. I have contacted the developer with questions and he has responded quickly and professionally. This is definitely one of the best app purchases I have ever made. PK I’m a lifelong Garmin user but this app just convinced me to get the Apple Watch Ultra. The degree of customization and preferences that you can set up is incredible and far exceeds the Garmin offerings. There are so many other features that make this app completely worth its price. I don’t even have the watch yet but I’m already sold on this app! That’s a first for me. I’ll return later with a field tested review. PK.Version: 4.9

Unlock Garmin mode on your Apple WatchAs a long time apple fenix user, I love the Apple Watch but always missed having offline maps for trails. This app fixes that problem and I couldn’t be happier. Great Ui, and I love having a Map only mode so I can track my hikes with the apple activity , but quickly switch to the trail map when I need to. Overall, just buy it. Thank you !.Version: 4.9

Fantastic app!I have only used for tracking my cycle rides with my bike but it works flawlessly for that. pairs really nice with the Apple Watch and IPhone. Great purchase and value!.Version: 4.9

Incredibly VersatileWorks awesome, exactly what I was looking for, for tracking enduro dirt biking metrics. Highly customizable down to every aspect, including map symbolisation aspects and the information you want to be visually available the Apple Watch screen. Also not subscription based, big thumbs up..Version: 4.9

Hidden GemThis app is amazing for when you’re travelling and running in areas where you’re not familiar.Version: 4.9

Amazing App in every way.This app is incredible value. Being able to load offline maps, plot routes in GPX and customize almost any metric. On top of that the developed commented on a year old thread to help solve an issue I was having. Great customer service. This app is the best thing to bring features to your Apple Watch that you might be considering a garmin for. This should be a native app it’s so good..Version: 4.9

Amazing ApplicationBest Application for all training. Full customisable! Excellent support… very dedicated!.Version: 4.9

Excellent functionality and easy to useI use this on my Apple Watch when walking and hiking. The maps are detailed in Canada and include trails where I live. It is nice to be able to zoom in and out using the crown..Version: 4.9

Love it!I like it a lot! The only thing I would love to see is a translation to French. I don’t mind using it in English, but I would love to see it in French. If you guys can add French support, I will definitely change my rating to 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I would love to see something like gentler streaks for a live dynamic island workout?.Version: 4.9

Truly Amazing Multisport app Including Pool SwimI have been looking for a better multi sport workout tracking app and specifically a better pool swim app and the WorkOutDoors app is absolutely amazing. It is highly customizable and works exactly as you would expect. It takes much better advantage of the Apple Watch Ultra buttons than any other apps I have looked at. The setting up of the windows can be overwhelming at first due to the many options but this is easily overcome. This app enhances greatly the capability of the Ultra and am glad I found it to run and bike..Version: 4.9

Incredible app for outdoor workoutThe map feature on the Apple Watch plus all the data available of your workout are insane. Customization in impressive. It would be even more crazy if we can add different map than Openstreetmap to have different trail or path listed..Version: 4.9

AwesomeI never write a review for an app, but this one is special. This app is nothing short of spectacular! Easy to use, easy to set up, and it syncs to Strava. Absolutely worth the price!.Version: 4.7

Amazing. A must have for Apple Watch UltraGreat to have found this app. Lots of features like saving maps on your watch. Great peace of mind. And maps are looking great on the Ultra. Apple should put it on top suggested app. Keep it up Dev Team, you are doing a great job..Version: 4.7

Doesn’t work well with AODIf you use always on display then the watch will always put a clock screen saver overtop your workout screens..Version: 4.7

Awesome App for Ultra watchThe mapping functions and all the features works super well!!!.Version: 4.7

Simply awesome!The app is really quite complex but after learning its ways I was very comfortable. So many customization options. It’s a mature, no gimmick application, no fancy cumbersome settings and procedures. It has nothing to prove to you, nothing to sell, no unnecessary pat on the back. It simply does its job and doesn’t cuddle you, doesn’t interfere. It works well on Apple Watch Ultra. Finally found an app that tracks without flourishes. Congrats to the design and programming teams and I hope it gets better and better..Version: 4.7

Unbelievably data rich and customizable!While the UX can be a little intimidating and might need some polish, it is incredibly functional and useful. The big name apps have a lot to learn from this one! If you have an Apple Watch and you track workouts, this app is a must have!.Version: 4.7

A good replacement for the Strava AppI am using my Apple SE watch as a running watch, and the battery life is good enough for running an 8-hour trail race. I normally use Strava to track my runs, but the Strava Watch app has one shortcoming - no map function. Do I buy another watch? A Garmin? I found the WorkOutDoors app and am now using it instead of Strava. I am often in the bush without any visible landmarks and WorkOutDoors keeps me on course. No need to buy the Garmin. I am impressed!.Version: 4.7

Good value.First use today and I am very happy with its ease if use so far. Thanks to Ian Muriss, nice app!.Version: 4.7

W.O.WBest app ever. At a very very very good price. 😬.Version: 4.7

Astonishing!What a powerful app! Worth every cent!.Version: 4.7

WowSo glad I found this App..Version: 4.7

The best watch appI wish I found this sooner. After being disappointed by the lack of apps that offer a mini map on the watch, I was really excited to try this out. It works great, and uses minimal battery. On the series 7, it averaged around 7% battery use per hour of cycling. It logged/navigated an entire 7 hour ride with battery life left over. The best features: - the map works great - the off route alert has already saved me multiple times after making a wrong turn - you can import gpx files from other apps such as trail forks - much more detailed and intuitive tracking compared to the built in workouts app - lots of graphs for key metrics such as heart rate and elevation, all of which are visible on the watch itself. No need to pull out your phone to check progress - it’s a one time purchase instead of a subscription.Version: 4.5

Turns the Apple watch into running watch.I bought a cellular watch for safety reasons, assuming I would still need to wear my running watch to capture all my metrics. But this well designed app tracks all the data I need, and it is easy to understand. My stats are easy to import into Training Peaks and the app works seamlessly with my Stryd pod. Money well invested..Version: 4.5

Best watch app for workoutsThe best watch app hands down for workouts and activities. Integrated map is great for not getting lost. Pre-loading gpx routes is also a killer feature..Version: 4.5

Download Apple Watch mapsMost performant app award, from me. I came for downloading a map on my GPS Apple Watch, showing where I was on the trail no cellular needed. Then I wanted intervals, how about announcing my interval pace and heart rate at the end of each interval— done. Anything you want you can do, with so much customization you have to spend some time setting it up once, but then you’ll love how powerful and limitless it is..Version: 4.3

Turn your watch into a running watchThis app is absolutely amazing. I got it to be able to program intervals, and it does that and so much more. It effectively gives your Apple Watch all the features of a dedicated running watch..Version: 4.3

Very powerfulVery powerful all. Provides all the data you could ever ask for. Integrates well with Apple Health on the Watch and Phone to track your workouts. Provides the ability to export your workouts as GPX, which allows you to import the data into tons of other apps and devices..Version: 4.3

Worked for the first month then stoppedWon’t sync my workout schedules anymore. Purchased the app for this and refuses to sync with watch. Really disappointed. *update*Restarted phone and watch twice then started to work again….Version: 4.3

This app deserves 10 starsWorkOutDoors adds about 95% of the functionality (maps, data screen customization, custom interval workouts, etc) that you get with a higher-end Garmin watch. Unless I’m going out overnight my Fenix 7 just sits at home. If you enjoy outdoors sports or recreation even a little bit I can’t imagine you won’t love this app..Version: 4.3

Great appI have been using this app for about a year. I work in wilderness areas of the Canadian Rockies. I also hike, hunt, cross country ski, snowshoe. The map screen on my watch is incredibly helpful. It works well without cell coverage, most of the time I can download the maps to the cache if I know I will be out of cell range. I frequently need to go off trail and the cookie trail on my apple watch always gets me back on track. It is way nicer than reaching in my pack or pocket to get my GPS. I always set it to walk when I leave the base area and have not been lost yet. Best GPS type app I have used to date..Version: 4.3

Near perfect appThis app has almost everything. The only two things I wish it had are topo maps and better auto-pause adjustments. The auto-pause sliders can’t be adjusted to suit the slow, sporadic movement involved in activities like hiking. The sliders would also be easier to set if the sensitivity showed actual speed and time values. But those are minor issues, and the app is easily worth every penny..Version: 4.3

The Apple Watch’s killer appThis is the app to get for your Apple Watch. The amount of data you get is absolutely phenomenal, both on the Watch and on your phone. Plus, you can customize it to fit your needs. I certainly don’t need all the metrics, but the automatic Strava upload makes it much more convenient than using the stock Workout app. I will say though… it’s been a year and I desperately wish it had always on display support. Many other apps, like Smart Gym and Strong, support it, and is the biggest feature I miss from the stock Workout app. I always check my watch and the black screen on WOD annoys me a lot..Version: 4.3

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