WorkOutDoors is the only workout app for the Apple Watch that displays a detailed vector map whilst you exercise. Perfect for hiking, mountain biking, skiing and much more.
The map has been custom-built for use with outdoor activities on the watch.
Map areas can be stored offline on the watch for use when there is no signal. If the watch has GPS then you do not even need your iPhone!
The map can rotate to match the direction of travel. When in this mode the GPS location is shown below the centre, to show more detail ahead than behind.
The optional red compass points towards the north. Tap it to turn auto-rotate on or off.
A series of blue dots marks out your whole route. The dots are grey where the GPS signal was poor.
If you pan away from your location, then a Tracking button appears in the bottom left. Tap it to resume tracking.
You can use your finger to pan across the map in any direction.
You can zoom in or out by using the digital crown. A scale is shown as you zoom, making it easy to determine how far away points are.
GPX Routes can be imported and displayed on the map.
The colour of the routes indicates the elevation. Uphill stretches are shown in red and downhill stretches are shown in blue.
Routes can be configured to be shown as "Hollow". This means they appear as twin lines either side of the trail to follow.
This allows the user to see the trail types and names, rather than have them obscured by the route.
The most important workout statistics are shown underneath the map. Double tap them to cycle through available values.
Double tap the map to shrink the workout and allow room for a larger map. Double-tap again to restore.
The optional green compass points in the direction of where you started your workout (for example where you parked your car).
Tapping the green compass shows the distance to this starting position.
You can pause and resume your workout at any time by selecting
Resume from the hard press menu.
In running mode the app can pause automatically when you stop moving.
You can display coloured speed, elevation and heartrate route profiles.
These trails can be shown at any time during the workout by selecting
Info on the hard press menu. They are also shown at the end of each workout.
You can see more information about POIs or road names by simply tapping them.
The type and name of the POI, or the full name of the road, is then shown temporarily at the bottom of the screen.
Workouts can be analysed in great detail using the iPhone app.
This displays full information about the workout, including maps and profiles for speed, elevation and heartrate.
Touching the profile shows instantaneous information at that position. Swipe left and right to see how the data varies throughout the period.
The iPhone app also allows areas of the map to be downloaded and transferred to the Apple Watch, for use offline.
This allows you to use the maps even without a data signal, and if you have GPS on the watch then you do not even need to bring your iPhone!
Downloading the maps in this manner also makes them quicker to draw on your watch, because it does not need to download them before drawing.
And finally here's a 30 second video of the app in action in Yosemite National Park: