• Apple Music

    If you’re subscribed to Apple Music, you can access four awesome Runtastic music playlists to accompany you during your workouts and help keep you motivated! To choose your playlist, follow the simple steps below:

    • Tap the Music Player icon on the left side of the “Start” button
    • Under “Music and Fitness” swipe through the available playlists
    • Tap on a playlist to view the song titles, artist names and the playlist duration
    • Select “Start” and your Runtastic playlist will begin playing
  • Connect a Heart Rate Monitor

    The Runtastic app gives you the option of connecting a Heart Rate Monitor so you can record your heart rate during a running session.

    To connect a Heart Rate Monitor follow the steps below:

    • Open the Activity Setup by tapping the Activity Setup icon next to the "Start" button
    • Tap “Heart Rate Monitor”
    • Select "Connect Heart Rate Monitor" 

    Setting up Heart Rate zones

    The option "Heart Rate Zones" allows you to customize the Heart Rate Zones to fit your personal values.

  • Add a Manual Activity

    To add a workout manually in the Runtastic App follow these simple steps:

    • Tap the “Progress” tab
    • Tap “Add an activity manually” directly below “Recent Activities” 
    • Set your Activity Type, duration, distance and start time (the burnt calories are calculated automatically)
    • Save your workout by tapping "Save" in the top right corner
  • Adding/Searching for friends

    Have you already added your real-life friends on Runtastic.com or directly in your Runtastic app? You should! Connect with friends and benefit from the advantages of an awesome community.

    There are two ways to reach the “Friends” screen. The first option is to tap “Newsfeed” on the tab bar, followed by the icon in the top right corner. The second option is to tap “Profile” on the tab bar and tap “Friends”.

    As soon as you are in the “Friends” screen, you are able to accept or decline friend requests, search for friends or see your current friends.

    Search for friends:

    You can either connect the app to Facebook or your contact list, or tap the magnifying glass icon in the top right corner to search for contacts. As soon as you are connected, possible contacts will be suggested in “People you may know”.

  • Apple Watch (Watch + Phone): After your Activity

    Once you have pressed “Stop” on your watch, there’s just a few final steps to follow to complete your activity.

    For GPS-tracked outdoor activities:

    You will be asked for your “Feeling” and “Surface”, which you can select by turning the Digital Crown on the side of the watch. Tap “Save” to complete your activity.

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    For Treadmill and Cycling (Ergometer) activities:

    You’ll be asked first to input your “Distance”. Tap each value and use the Digital Crown on the side of the watch to enter the kilometers you covered. Press “Continue” and then follow the same procedure to input your “Calories”.  Tap “Save” to complete your activity.

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    For all other indoor activities:

    Select your “Calories” burned using the Digital Crown to input the correct value and then press “Save” to complete your activity.

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    If you stop the activity on your iPhone, the above steps must then be carried out on the phone instead of the watch. Your Activity Summary will always be displayed on the phone after your activity.

    Note: A summary of the steps you took during your activity will only be displayed in the Activity Summary if you use the “Watch only” mode.

     

  • Apple Watch (Watch + Phone): Change the Activity Type

    In order to change the Activity Type on your Apple Watch, open the Runtastic app on the watch and tap the Activity Type icon at the bottom right of the screen. Now select an activity type from the list shown. (If your preferred Activity Type is not shown here, you can select it from the detailed list in the Runtastic app on your iPhone).

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  • Apple Watch (Watch + Phone): Change the Language

    Use your iPhone in order to change the language. Go to the Apple Watch General settings, choose „Language & Region“ and „System Language“. Now choose your preferred language from the list. Tap „done“ to save your settings. The language in the Runtastic App on your Watch will change automatically.

       

  • Apple Watch (Watch + Phone): Connection Problems

    If you are having problems establishing a connection between your Apple Watch and the Runtastic app, make sure to use the following versions:

    • watchOS 3 or newer
    • at least iOS9

    Due to technical reasons a connection between your Apple Watch and the Runtastic app is not possible with older iOS or watchOS versions.

  • Apple Watch (Watch + Phone): Displayed Values

    The following values will be displayed on your Apple Watch during a GPS-tracked outdoor activity: Distance, Duration, Pace and Heart Rate. During an indoor activity, Heart Rate and Duration will be displayed. The values displayed cannot be customized.

    Click here to get more information on how to change the values of the app’s dashboard on your iPhone.

  • Apple Watch (Watch + Phone): Enable Voice Coach/ LIVE Tracking / Auto Pause

    If you wish to use Runtastic features, such as Voice Coach, LIVE Tracking and Auto Pause with your Apple Watch, simply activate the features within the Runtastic app on your iPhone before you start your activity:

    Voice Coach, see here

    LIVE Tracking, see here

    Auto Pause, see here

     

  • Apple Watch (Watch + Phone): Heart Rate

    The Apple Watch OS allows you to access the integrated heart rate monitor. This means you are able to monitor and record your heart rate during a Runtastic activity using your Apple Watch.

    You can view your heart rate either from the watch or the app on your phone.

    If you are wearing a heart rate monitor strap, your heart rate will be measured using this device and not the Apple Watch.

    Heart rate recording is supported by the following versions:

    • watchOS3 and newer
    • iOS9



  • Apple Watch (Watch + Phone): Pause/End/Resume an Activity

    During an activity, there is an easy way to pause your session. Swipe right on the screen of your Apple Watch, then select “Pause” to pause your session. Use the same procedure to end or resume your activity.

  • Apple Watch (Watch + Phone): Start an Activity

    In order to start an activity on your Apple Watch, open the Runtastic app on either your watch or your iPhone and press “Start”.

    In wet weather, you can swipe right and toggle on the Water Lock feature. However, please note that this feature is only available to users with WatchOS 4.

  • Apple Watch (Watch Only): After Your Activity

    For GPS-tracked outdoor activities:

    Once you’ve pressed “Stop”, you will be asked to select your “Feeling” and “Surface”, which you can select by turning the crown on the side of the watch. Only once you have pressed “Save” will your activity be uploaded to your Runtastic account. You can then view the activity in your Runtastic app, too!

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    For Treadmill and Cycling (Ergometer) activities:

    You’ll be asked first to input the “Distance” you covered during your run. Use the Digital Crown to select the correct value. Press “Continue” and then follow the same procedure to input your “Calories”.  Tap “Save” to complete your activity.

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  • Apple Watch (Watch Only): Analysing Your Statistics

    Once you’ve finished your activity, you can easily get an overview of your performance. The following values are displayed on the watch:

    • Duration
    • Calories
    • Distance
    • Average Heart Rate
    • Pace

    The Runtastic activities you’ve tracked also count towards the “Exercise rings” which are new for watchOS 4. Do you want to share your activity details with a friend? Simply flip the watch face forward - the display and the values shown will turn automatically. You’ll also see your activities in Apple Health.

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  • Apple Watch (Watch Only): Available Activity Types

    The following activity types are available for your Apple Watch app:

    Running

    Walking

    Hiking

    Running (Treadmill)

    Cycling (Ergometer)

    Cycling*

    Mountain or Road Biking*

    * These activity types are only available for Apple Watch Series 2 and 3.

    If you wish to use more activity types, just activate "Watch + Phone" mode and use your Apple Watch as a second screen. 

  • Apple Watch (Watch Only): During Your Activity

    During Running, Walking, Hiking and Running (Treadmill) activities, the following values will be displayed:

    • Distance
    • Duration
    • Pace (replaced with Speed in kph for biking activities)
    • Heart Rate

    During Cycling (Ergometer) activities, only duration and heart rate will be displayed.

    If you swipe to the right you can either tap and pause or stop the activity or activate the water lock.

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  • Apple Watch (Watch Only): Enabling/Disabling Auto Pause

    To enable/disable the Auto Pause, swipe right from the main screen and toggle the Auto Pause on or off for the activity type you wish to use it for.

    The Auto Pause feature is available for running, walking and hiking.

  • Apple Watch (Watch Only): Notifications

    Swipe right from the main screen and scroll down to toggle the notifications on or off. Toggling on the “Run Split” notification will mean that after each kilometer or mile, your watch will vibrate and display your current pace. Toggling on the “Heart Rate Alert” notification means that your watch will vibrate when your heart rate remains too high for 30 seconds.

  • Apple Watch (Watch Only): Starting Your Activity

    If you already have the original Runtastic Apple Watch app, make sure you have updated it to the latest version in the “My Watch” settings of your iPhone. It is also important that you have OS4 installed on your Apple Watch.

    Log in to the Runtastic app, enable Apple Health permissions and ensure that all Apple Health “Categories” are turned on. Once these short steps have been completed, you’re ready to hit the road! 

    Then, just open the Runtastic app on your Apple Watch and press “Start”. Your activity type is already predefined as running, but you can always change it to another available activity type by tapping on "Running" and scrolling down.

    Thanks to the Water Lock feature, you can start tracking in any weather conditions. The watch face will be locked and raindrops won’t change your settings or accidentally stop your activity.

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    Note: Please keep in mind that you will need iOS 11 and watchOS 4 in order to use the Apple Watch Standalone app.

  • 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

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    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.

  • Challenge an Existing Activity

    Follow these simple steps to challenge an existing activity* in the Runtastic app:

    • Tap the Activity Setup icon next to the "Start" button
    • Tap “Select your workout”
    • Tap “Challenge an Activity”
    • Select one of your previous activities to challenge
    • Start your activity by returning to the Activity screen and pressing “Start”

    * This feature is available to you in the Runtastic PRO app or as a Premium Member.

  • Change My Profile Details

    Follow these simple steps to change your profile details in the Runtastic app:

    • Tap “Profile” on the tab bar
    • Tap the “gear icon” in the top right corner
    • Select “Edit Profile”
    • Now you can change your profile settings, e.g. your birthdate, height or weight

    To change your email address, please visit Runtastic.com.

  • Change the Activity Type

    Follow these simple steps to change the Activity Setup in the Runtastic app:

    • Tap the Activity Setup icon next to the "Start" button
    • Tap “Activity Type”
    • Select one of the activity types from the list. The most recently used activity types are listed at the top
  • Change Units

    Follow these simple steps to change units in the Runtastic app:

    • Tap “Profile” on the tab bar
    • Tap the “gear icon” in the top right corner
    • Select “Units”
    • Now you can change the units of distance, weight and temperature by tapping each one
  • Connect My Wearable

    To connect your Wearable with the Runtastic App, follow these simple steps:

    • Tap “Profile” followed by the “gear icon” in the top right corner
    • Select “Runtastic Wearable“
    • Connect to your Wearable by sliding the toggle "Runtastic wearable enabled" to the right

    To be able to connect your wearable with the Runtastic App make sure your wearable is already connected in the Steps App! After the connection you are able to see your pace or distance on your Orbit.

    Moment

    If you connect your Moment to the Runtastic app, the clock hands will stop at 12 o'clock. Start your workout and the hour hand will show the kilometers / miles covered. The minute hand measures the meters - one full cycle corresponds to 1000m. The progress hand will still show the progress towards your daily goal.

    After an activity such as walking or running, your Steps app will show you the values from the Runtastic app which will also be included in your daily statistics.

  • Connect to Jawbone UP

    Follow these simple steps to integrate your Runtastic activities in the Jawbone app:

    • Tap the “Profile” tab 
    • Tap the “gear icon” in the top right corner
    • Select "Partner Accounts"
    • Select "Connect" under the Jawbone icon to connect your Runtastic account with the Jawbone app

    You can also add the Runtastic app in the settings of your Jawbone app.

    To guarantee fluent integration, make sure to connect your account with Jawbone in the settings on Runtastic.com, too.

    Functionality

    As soon as you are connected to the Jawbone UP, all your new activities will be synced and shown in the newsfeed in your Jawbone app.

    However, synchronization is not possible in the other direction from Jawbone to Runtastic.

  • Connect to MyFitnessPal

    Follow these simple steps to connect the Runtastic app to MyFitnessPal:

    • Tap “Profile” followed by the “gear icon” in the top right corner
    • Select “Partner Accounts”
    • Connect to MyFitnessPal by tapping “Connect”

    If you are having troubles establishing a connection, try the following:

    • Disconnect your account from MyFitnessPal in the settings of the Runtastic app and on Runtastic.com
    • Log out of every involved portal
    • Log in again and try to establish a connection
  • Connect Your Twitter Account with Runtastic

    The Runtastic app automatically chooses the Twitter account which has been added last in the settings of your phone.

    If you would prefer to connect an alternative Twitter account to Runtastic, please follow the steps below:

    • Disconnect your Runtastic account and the Runtastic App from the currently connected twitter account.
    • Delete all your twitter accounts from your phone (in your phone settings)
    • Restart your phone and set up all your Twitter accounts in the phone settings again, making sure you add your preferred Twitter account last.
    • Try again to connect your Runtastic app with the Twitter account.
  • Create an Interval Training

    Follow these steps to create an Interval Training* in the Runtastic app:

    • Tap the Activity Setup icon next to the "Start" button
    • Tap “Select your workout”
    • Tap “Interval Training”
    • You can now select one of the default trainings or create your own by tapping the “+” in the top right corner
    • Enter a name for your workout
    • Enter a Warm-Up and Cool-Down time
    • Add intervals by tapping the “+” on the left and right side
    • Change the values (distance or time) in the middle by scrolling up or down
    • When you're done, tap “Save” in the top right corner

    To delete a manually added Interval Training, swipe the training in the overview to the left until the red “Delete” button shows up.

    * Interval Trainings are available to you in the Runtastic PRO app or as a Premium Member.