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    Default Nike + Running app not mapping my run on Apple Watch Series 2

    I used the Nike + Running app on my watch without my phone for my last two runs and it tracks the distance, time, pace, etc., but when it syncs to my iPhone once I finish, it doesn't show a map of the route. It shows a circle firework looking graphic instead of the map. Please help!
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    Default Re: Nike + Running app not mapping my run on Apple Watch Series 2

    This concerns me. I wanted to get the Nike Apple Watch just for running. But if it is not mapping runs, there is no point
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    Default Re: Nike + Running app not mapping my run on Apple Watch Series 2

    Just picked mine up yesterday. I have gone on two runs and the app does not show distance.
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    Default Re: Nike + Running app not mapping my run on Apple Watch Series 2

    The Nike+ app on the watch (or any third party apps for that matter) does not use GPS from the watch. Has to come from the phone. Not sure if Apple doesn't allow it or the running apps just haven't updated yet.
    Last edited by cheli007; 10-26-2016 at 05:31 PM.
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    Default Re: Nike + Running app not mapping my run on Apple Watch Series 2

    Quote Originally Posted by cheli007 View Post
    The app on the watch (or any third party apps for that matter) does not use GPS from the watch. Has to come from the phone. Not sure if Apple doesn't allow it or the running apps just haven't updated yet.
    The Apple Watch, Maps, and Workout DO use GPS if the phone isn't present. This is to save the battery life of the Watch. If you have two GPS radios, no need to use them both, use the one with the big battery. So if you run without the phone, you're using the Watch's GPS. Third party apps have to be updated to use the Watch's GPS but that their responsibility.

    As I understand it, the Workout app will give you some information about your workout. When done with a run, get the phone and check the Activity app for a more detailed report.
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    Default Re: Nike + Running app not mapping my run on Apple Watch Series 2

    The Nike+ app just got an update today that allows the app to use the Apple Watch's GPS now.
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