Runtastic and Wear OS by Google

To install the Runtastic app on your smartwatch, just go to the Google Play Store on your watch and search for the Runtastic app. You can find it in the “Health & Fitness” category. (If the app is already installed on your device, please make sure it is updated to the latest version.)  

Before you get started with your activity, please check the following:

  • that your smartwatch is paired with your phone
  • that the Runtastic app is installed on your phone
  • that you are logged into the Runtastic app on your phone

You have two possibilities to either use your Wear OS smartwatch as a standalone option or as a second screen (smartwatch + phone).

The Standalone Wear OS for the Runtastic App is possible only for smartwatches with integrated GPS.

Note: Training Plans, Interval Training, and Voice Coach can only be used with the second screen option.

In order to use your smartwatch as a second screen option, you need to start an activity directly in the Runtastic app on the phone. The activity can be finished either on the smartwatch or phone.

Activities tracked with Wear OS will be uploaded to your Runtastic account as soon as your smartwatch is connected to wifi.


During the activity you will see the duration, distance and your heart rate on the watch. Press and hold the values to personalize them.

*Available activity types on the standalone version:


  • Running
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Nordic walking
  • Strength training
  • Running treadmill
  • Elliptical
  • Ergometer
  • Other


If you use your smartwatch as second screen, you’ll be able to track all available sports types.

Pause or Stop an Activity

Tap the Pause button at the bottom of the screen to pause your activity. To stop the activity, swipe up the screen and tap the Stop button.

Your activity will end and you will see the route ran, duration, distance, calories burned and much more.

Tracking your heart rate with Wear OS by Google

You can track your heart rate via the built-in sensor in your smartwatch OR via an external heart rate belt. You have a heart rate app installed on your smartwatch – there you’ll have the possibility to choose between an external BTLE heart rate belt or the integrated monitor for heart rate tracking.  

In order to track your heart rate, you’ll need to start the activity directly on the watch.

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