WorkOutDoors 4+

Advanced Workout App with Maps


    • £6.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Now supports the Always on Display!

WorkOutDoors is the most advanced and most configurable workout app for the Apple Watch. It's perfect for running, cycling, hiking and any other indoor or outdoor activity.

Note: WorkOutDoors requires an Apple Watch Series 3 or later. It is not necessary to have your iPhone with you during a workout.


- 42 different activity types, including all the major activities
- Configure multiple screens with metrics from a pool of over 600 data fields and graphs
- All workouts are saved to Apple's Health system and are viewable in the Health & Fitness apps
- Export workouts as FIT/TCX/GPX files, or automatically upload to Strava (even from the watch)
- Dozens of alert types (e.g. mile/km notifications; high heart rate; low speed; zone changes etc)
- Configure which metrics are displayed and/or spoken for an alert
- GPS signal strength shown before starting a workout, so you can wait for a good signal
- Create your own Interval Schedules: e.g. Warm Up for 5 minutes, Run 5 miles; Cool Down
- Supports Bluetooth sensors for speed, cadence, distance, heart rate & power (including Stryd)
- Zones can be configured for heart rates and also for pace and power metrics
- Associate actions with gestures: e.g. double tap to start a new interval, or to show music controls
- Auto-pause available for many outdoor activities (including Apple's algorithm where available)
- Set a Target Pace and see how far ahead or behind you are (can show a target icon on the map)
- Analyse workouts in great depth on the iPhone app, including detailed lap and interval splits
- Supports watchOS 9 running metrics: power, ground contact time and vertical oscillation (only available on recent models of watch).


- Maps can be cached on the watch for use when offline
- Topographic vector map option with configurable contours and hill shading
- Maps can be smoothly panned and zoomed, and can rotate according to the compass
- Map-only mode for when you don't want to start a workout and just need a map
- Uses OpenStreetMap, which includes the trails necessary for outdoor workouts
- Maps cover the whole world. No further purchases or subscriptions required for anything
- A breadcrumb trail of your whole route is displayed on the map during the workout
- A scale is shown on the map when you zoom, making it easy to see the distance to features
- Load GPX routes and display them on top of the map to aid navigation
- Routes are coloured by gradient: from red for steep uphill to blue for steep downhill
- Get alerts when you deviate from or return to the GPX route
- Waypoints in routes are shown as icons (supports "groundspeak" geocache data)
- Shows a red compass pointing north and a green compass pointing to the start
- Tap the green compass to see the distance to the start (double tap a compass to hide it)
- "Smart Contours" use different colours to make it easier to read the terrain at a glance

The app also has many, many more features (far too many to list here!).  

All this is included for a single one-off payment. There are no extra in-app purchases or subscriptions. If you own an Apple Watch and do any form of exercise, then WorkOutDoors is the app for you. Give it a go!

What’s New

Version 5.3

- supports the new Smart Stack in watchOS 10
- saves new watchOS 10 cycling sensor metrics to Apple's Health system
- fixes missing time when using latest version of watchOS
- the usual bug fixes and small improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
504 Ratings

504 Ratings

Terbium ,


I’ve been using apps on my iphone to help me navigate whilst hiking for many years. This has involved saving offline maps and then using gpx files to display routes. Around 6 months ago i started trying to achieve the same goal but using my apple watch (navigating without having my iphone on me). I tried a huge variety of apps but virtually all of them were convoluted and required expensive subscription services. I recently stumbled across this app and finally ive found what im looking for!!! Its wonderfully simple but also highly customisable. The app allows tracking a variety of workouts but i use it in its simplest form: import a gpx and then click “send to watch” and “send map to watch.” The app automatically downlods the tiles on the map that cover the gpx and sends them to the watch. I can then open the watch and just click “map” and open the gpx. Its silky smooth and the maps are all vector so scale nicely. The watch app also makes full use of the compass in the new apple watch. I also love the fact you can choose how long the glx stays active after you close the app or the screen goes dark. The developer really has created a wonderful product and their passion shines through. The watch app is so well designed and its so responsive and well though out. As i said before, i really only use it in its simplest form and the app can do so much more especially if you want to track workouts and export data etc. Thank you!!!

Lloydbar ,

As good as everyone says

I have used several apps for running with my Apple Watch, but each of them was missing at least one or two key features that I really needed. I ended up using Strava just to track the runs, but it wasn’t much use during the run because I couldn’t change the way the metrics were displayed, and the numbers were too small for me to read anyway. I had reached the point where I was thinking of buying a dedicated sports watch, but thanks to this app, that is no longer necessary. A good description for the capabilities of this app would be that if you can imagine that it would be useful to do something in a particular way, the chances are that the app can do it. The only think I haven’t figured out how to do is copy and paste intervals when building a workout. This would be helpful because the intervals are so insanely customisable that it takes ages to get them all the same. However, the fact that I haven’t figured out how to do this doesn’t mean that the app can’t do it, so I’ll keep experimenting. Some people may be put off by the fact that you have to pay for the app, but it is a miracle that it’s not a subscription. Having used it, I would happily pay ten times the amount they are asking and still call it a bargain. If you have an Apple Watch and want to use it for sports, this app will completely transform your experience.

Ed Bayliss ,

Amazing App - I have an issue though…

I recently started using the 'WorkOutdoors' app for my outdoor workouts, and I must say that it's been an amazing experience so far. The app's features are comparable to my Garmin Fenix 6X Pro, and it has proved to be a perfect companion during my runs and hikes.

However, there are two small issues that I noticed while using the app. Firstly, whenever I import a GPX file, I find that the first part of the route is always missing in this app. This could cause some inconvenience, especially when I'm following a particular route and need accurate directions. Secondly, it would be great to have a feature where the app vibrates or makes a noise before I have to make a turn. I've missed a few turns during my runs because I didn't realize that I was heading in the wrong direction.

Overall, I really like the WorkOutdoors app, and it's been a great addition to my workout routine. With the inclusion of these few features, I believe it can be even better."

Developer Response ,

Glad you like the app! Turn by turn navigation is in the plans for the future. The first part of a route being missing has never been reported before. Are you maybe getting your GPX routes from a system with a privacy zone around your house? Strava does this for example. If that doesn't explain it then please contact

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The developer, CCS Ltd, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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