Orbit Notifications Beta-Version

The Orbit Notification feature allows you to enable applications to forward notifications to your Runtastic Orbit. This means that whenever you receive a call, message or someone tags you on a picture on Facebook, your Orbit will inform you about it by vibrating and showing you the relevant icon.


Activating Orbit Notifications on Your Phone

To activate the notification feature, tap the “Profile” tab followed by the gear icon and choose “Wearables”. In this section, you will find “Orbit Notifications”. Toggle the controller right next to it to enable it.

Make sure that the "Notification access" for the Runtastic Steps app is activated on your phone. If not, the Steps app will guide you through it when you try to activate the notifications feature. (see images)


Tap "Give Permission" to get to the settings of your phone. Toggle the permissions next to "Runtastic Steps" and then tap "OK".


In addition, make sure that the phone is in Bluetooth range. The Orbit will only vibrate if the vibration on your phone is activated as well. Otherwise, only the icon (and text) will show on your Orbit.

Please note that it might take a few seconds for the notification to appear on your Orbit after appearing on your phone. When your Orbit is in Sleep Mode, no notifications are displayed.

Note: This is a beta feature and might not work perfectly!

Supported Applications

The feature supports the following applications:

Phone Call | Missed Call | SMS | Hangouts | Google Mail | Facebook | Facebook Messenger | Whats App | Skype | Viber | Instagram | Twitter | Fiber | Line | Telegram | WeChat | Mailbox | Google Plus | Kakao Talk | Tango | Snapchat | Weibo

Applications that are supported and installed on your phone will be displayed in the notifications list in the Steps app.

Enable/Disable Specific Notifications

You might not wish to get a notification for all your apps installed. Therefore, you are able to enable/disable the notifications. To do so, tap the “Profile” tab followed by the gear icon and select “Wearables”. In this section, you will find “Orbit Notifications”. Tap it to view all your applications in use. To enable/disable a notification for a specific application, tap the box/tick next to it.


Displaying App Icon & Text or Only App Icon on Your Orbit

You have the possibility to choose whether you would like the app icon and text or just the app icon to be displayed on your Orbit. To do so, tap the “Profile” tab followed by the gear icon and select “Wearables”. Now choose “Orbit Notifications” and tap the application you’d like to edit (e.g. Gmail). A box will show up with the texts “Display icon and text” and “Display icon only”.

You can choose between those two depending on which way you would like to view, for example, an incoming email on your Orbit.


Now, when you receive, for example, a new email, there will be either the letter icon plus the name of the sender or just the letter icon displayed on your Orbit.

Note: This feature is automatically disabled and needs to be enabled by you!

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