We are compatible with your Samsung wearables, Sport, S2, S3, Galaxy and Active devices! You will be able to record your workouts using MapMyRun and Endomondo. To get started, please check the Gear App on your phone to make sure there are no available firmware updates. To check, open the Gear app > Settings > About Gear > Update Gear Software > Update now. You must be running the latest firmware on your Samsung device for our apps to work.
We now offer compatibility for Samsung device users on iOS and Android.
To download and manage the application on your phone, you must have the Samsung Watch app installed first. After downloading the Samsung Gear app from the app store, pair your Gear device to the Gear app. Please note, there are two separate Samsung Gear apps in the iTunes store: Samsung Galaxy Watch (for users with S2, S3, and the Galaxy Watch) and Samsung Gear Fit (for users with a Fit, Fit2, or Fit2 Pro). Ensure you are downloading the app which is compatible with your device.
Once you've verified that your Samsung device is running the latest firmware, please head to your Google Play Store to download the MapMyRun and Galaxy Wearable apps for your phone. Once you have your MapMy account setup, open Samsung Galaxy Wearable app > navigate to browse Samsung Galaxy Apps, and download the MapMyRun app. This should automatically download the app to your Samsung device.
- Ensure that you have a strong connection to a Wireless network before starting the MapMyRun app. A WiFi connection is necessary for the first time set up.
- Launch the MapMyRun app on your watch
- If MapMyRun is not properly installed on your phone, a prompt will display giving you the option to download MMR.
- If this is your first time setting up, a prompt will appear asking you to sign in to your MMR account. Select "Accept" on your phone and you are ready to rock-n-roll!
Ensure that you have your phone with your and are on a WiFi connection finish completing your profile setup. This process should not take longer than a few minutes.
After setup is complete, the homescreen will appear. You will be able to view your workouts and start a workout from here. If you open don't see your activity type listed, you will be able to scroll down and tap 'All Activities' in order to select from a wider range of activities.
Your BPM information will appear at the bottom of each stat screen and the color will change corresponding to the Heart Rate Zone you are currently in! If you would like to open your Heart Rate stats, you can tap on the BPM at the bottom of your screen. For GPS trackable workouts, the stats are as follows: duration, distance, pace, avg. pace, max pace, calories.
Are steps and sleep imported from my Gear device into MapMyRun?
Unfortunately, at this time, we are not yet able to import steps or sleep from Gear devices.
Can I work out without my phone?
Yes you are able to workout using just your Samsung watch. If you workout without using your phone, you will not be able to navigate to the Maps page, however after syncing your workout you will be able to view the map on both our website and your app.
How can I tell if I have a GPS signal?
In order to use the built-in GPS in your Samsung watch, you must go to your device settings by selecting the Home button > Settings > Connections > Location > switch "On". Now you can use the GPS from your Gear device and work out without your phone!
How do I view my Heart Rate data while working out?
Easy! There are 2 ways to view your heart rate data while working out. You can either tap the BPM data at the bottom of your stat screen or swipe left until you reach the Heart Rate data page. This page will show you your Heart Rate data which includes current HR, HR zone, and average HR. The color corresponds to which Heart Rate zone you are currently in. We will be incorporating HR into the calories burned for each workout.
- HR zone 1 = Blue
- HR zone 2 = Green
- HR zone 3 = Yellow
- HR zone 4 = Orange
- HR zone 5 = Red
Do custom Heart Rate Zones transfer to the Samsung wearable?
Yes, if you set customized heart rate zones on either your app or the website, the display on your Samsung device will be updated! If your heart rate zones on the gear device do not update, please uninstall and reinstall the MapMy app to your gear device after changing your settings.
If you know your heart rate zones and would like to adjust them on the app, you will need to turn off age calculation by following the steps provided: Log into the app > More > Settings > Heart Rate Zones > toggle the "Calculate Using My Age" option to off > adjust each heart rate zone to your liking.
To adjust your heart rate zones from the website: Log into your account > Settings > Heart Rate Zones > Use the sliders to adjust your zones > Save changes.
How do I pause or save my workout?
In order to pause your workout, select the "back" button once. You can view your workout summary by swiping left and viewing your stat pages. Select "Finish" to save your workout.
- NOTE: Workouts will be saved locally until a network or WiFi connection is established. If your workout has not uploaded, please quit the app (hitting the Home button) and relaunch. Upon relaunch, your unsynced workouts will attempt to sync to the servers provided that a network or WiFi connection is strong.
Will my workouts recorded with MapMyRun on my Samsung device sync with the Samsung Health app?
Yes, they will. For instructions on how to connect your account to Samsung health, you can visit our help center article here: https://support.mapmyfitness.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000998443
If I start a workout on my phone while wearing my Samsung device, will it become a mirror display?
No, not at this time. You'll need to start the workout via your Samsung device in order to see your stats on the watch.
You can apply your imported workout to your Dynamic Training Plan workout by following the instructions below:
Once logged into your account > Go to Training Plans > Click on the training plan workout you were scheduled to complete > click the circle above "PLANNED" > Pair a workout > tap the workout that you would like to apply towards your training plan