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Can you use the activity tracker and a running app at same time?

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I have been running just with my watch and the Apple activity tracker.

But I wanted to calibrate it so tonight I ran with my iPhone too.

I tried to use the Nike+ app and the Activity app both starting them on my watch. I ran with the activity app on screen.

When I was done I stopped the activity app and went to the Nike + app, but it had stopped.

So can you run the activity app and a different running app at the same time. Or do you need to start the other app on your phone and the activity on your watch?

Thanks all
todo
Asked: 02:18 07/06/2016
weirfire 02:18 07/06/2016
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Hi

To record your run on both of those apps, record the workout using the Workout app on your Apple Watch (start recording there first) and also via the Nike+ Running app on your iPhone.

Tracking your workout via the watch's built-in Workout app will cause your heart rate to be monitored continuously for the duration of your workout.

The Nike+ Running app cannot presently access the watch's heart rate sensor directly, but if you allow it to read Heart Rate data from the Health app on iPhone, it will still be able to access - indirectly - the same heart rate data for your workout:

- On your iPhone, in the Health app, tap on Sources (ta> Running> turn on Allow "Running" to read Heart Rate data.
weirfire 02:18 07/06/2016
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For details of whether and how other third-party fitness apps can be used in conjunction with Apple Watch and/or the Health app, you can refer to the respective developers' app descriptions and support resources, both in the App Store and on their support websites.
todo 02:18 07/06/2016
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Hi

To record your run on both of those apps, record the workout using the Workout app on your Apple Watch (start recording there first) and also via the Nike+ Running app on your iPhone.

Tracking your workout via the watch's built-in Workout app will cause your heart rate to be monitored continuously for the duration of your workout.

The Nike+ Running app cannot presently access the watch's heart rate sensor directly, but if you allow it to read Heart Rate data from the Health app on iPhone, it will still be able to access - indirectly - the same heart rate data for your workout:

- On your iPhone, in the Health app, tap on Sources (ta> Running> turn on Allow "Running" to read Heart Rate data.
weirfire 02:18 07/06/2016
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For details of whether and how other third-party fitness apps can be used in conjunction with Apple Watch and/or the Health app, you can refer to the respective developers' app descriptions and support resources, both in the App Store and on their support websites.

Can you use the activity tracker and a running app at same time?

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