Apple Watch: Enabling Permissions

Whether you wish to use the Standalone app (Watch Only) or the Second Screen function (Watch + Phone), there are some permissions you need to enable first on your iPhone.

To enable the permissions and set up your Runtastic app on the Apple Watch, follow the steps below:

  • Open the Runtastic app on your iPhone
  • Tap the “Profile” tab
  • Tap the gear icon in the top right corner
  • Select “Apple Watch”
  • Follow the on-screen instructions


When you reach the Permissions screen, GPS Location, Motion & Fitness* and Apple Health** must be toggled on.

*If you are not able to toggle on Motion & Fitness, please navigate to “Privacy” in the Settings of your iPhone, tap “Motion & Fitness” and ensure that “Fitness Tracking” and “Runtastic” are activated.

**All categories must be turned on for the Runtastic app in Apple Health.

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