WorkOutDoors

WorkOutDoors

User Guide

Workouts

Starting a Workout

Ending a Workout

Pausing and Resuming a Workout

Changing the Data Screen

Maps

How to turn on Auto-Rotation

What is the Green Compass?

How to Hide the Compasses

Full Screen Map

How to see the Latitude and Longitude

How to load Maps for use Offline

How to Remove Maps from the watch or iPhone

GPX Routes

How to Load GPX Routes

What do the Colours of the GPX route mean?

What is Hollow Mode?

How to Remove or Delete a GPS route


Workouts

Starting a Workout

To start a workout simply start the app and choose the activity type from the menu.

Note: it is worth waiting until you get a good GPS signal before starting a workout. The app shows the signal strength in the top left of the main menu. It is best to wait until you get 4 or 5 blue bars before starting or the distance estimates my be inaccurate.

Ending a Workout

To end a workout press the screen hard until a menu appears and then select '"End" from that menu.

Pausing and Resuming a Workout

To pause a workout press the screen hard until a menu appears and then select '"Pause" from that menu. Repeat the process and select "Resume" to continue the workout.

Changing the Data Screen

To change the data screen tap 3 times quickly. This will show the next screen of data. Tapping the last screen 3 times will cause the first screen to be displayed again.

To change the available screens please see the "Screen Configuration" section.

Maps

How to turn on Auto-Rotation

Auto-Rotation will rotate the screen according to the direction of your travel. Tap the red compass in the bottom right of the map to switch between "North Up" and "Auto-Rotation".

Note: Apple Watch does not have a compass, so the orientation is calculated from your changing position. This means that the compass will not appear at the start of a workout until you have moved far enough for the app to determine the direction.

What is the Green Compass?

The green compass shows the direction back to the start. Tap it to see a message describing the distance and direction back to the start of the workout.

How to Hide the Compasses

If you want to hide the compasses to show more of the map then simply double tap them. Double tap again to make them reappear. This also works with the GPS and battery meters and the shaded background behind the time.

Full Screen Map

To see a full screen map simply double tap the display at any time during the workout. Try not to double tap the compasses or the GPS or battery meters because that will hide or show them.

How to see the Latitude and Longitude

Tap the blue dot or arrow at the GPS position and the current latitude and longitude will be shown at the bottom of the screen. Tap again to see the altitude. If you are in the UK then tapping again will show the Ordnance Survey grid reference.

As an aside, if you tap the time then it will be shown at the bottom of the screen for a while, but with seconds also included.

How to load Maps for use Offline

Go to the Map Downloads tab on the iPhone app. Move the map to show the area that you want. Touch the screen at one corner of the area and drag the resulting box to the other corner. Let go and you will be shown how many tiles need to be downloaded and how many need to be transferred to the watch.

Note: There is a limit to the amount of tiles that you can transfer in one go because it would take too long otherwise.

How to Remove Maps from the watch or iPhone

Go to the Help & Info tab and select the appropriate "Remove All Tiles..." option.

GPX Routes

How to Load GPX Routes

On the iPhone select the GPX route in a Mail message or in Safari. Tap Export or Share and select WorkOutDoors from the list of apps that accept GPX files. The route should appear in the Routes tab on the iPhone. Tap "Send to Watch".

On the watch press hard and select "Settings". Select "Routes" and tap the route you require. This route will then be drawn on the map. Note that the map does not move to show the route.

What do the Colours of the GPX route mean?

If the GPX route does not contain elevation information then the route is shown in purple. If it does contain elevation data then the shades of purple reflect the gradient at that point (ranging from red to blue). Steep uphill sections are shown in red and steep downhill sections are shown in blue. So a slightly reddish purple would be slightly uphill.

What is Hollow Mode?

Hollow mode draws the GPX route as a pair of parallel lines either side of the actual route. This allows you to see what you will be travelling on, instead of it being obscured by the route.

How to Remove or Delete a GPS route

To remove a GPS route from the watch select it on the iPhone and tap "Remove from Watch". To delete it completely from the iPhone go to the list of routes and swipe left on the route. A Delete button will appear and can be tapped to delete the route from the device.


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