Have a Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 - UA Edition? Click HERE to learn about setup and UA Edition specific-features.
We are compatible with many Samsung wearables, including:
- Active and Active2
- Galaxy Watches
Further, we offer compatibility with these devices on both iOS and Android.
To get started, please verify that you are running the latest software on your Samsung wearable. This is required for our app to work properly. To verify you're on the latest, please complete the following:
- Android users: Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone > select "Watch Software update" > tap "Download and install."
- iOS users: Navigate to the settings on your Samsung Galaxy Watch > select "General" > scroll down to select "Update watch software."
Once you've verified your wearable is running the latest software, please follow the instructions below to install MapMyRun on your device.
Download MapMyRun from the Google Play store on your phone and create an account or log in. Once logged in to MapMyRun on your mobile device, open the MapMyRun app on your Samsung wearable to get started.
Download MapMyRun from the App Store on your phone and create an account or log in. Open the MapMyRun app on your Samsung wearable, which will initiate a pairing request that must be confirmed on your mobile device. Open the notification from the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone, then tap "Connect" in MapMyRun to complete the pairing process, as pictured below.
Once paired, you will then be able to open the MapMyRun app on your Samsung wearable and begin recording workouts.
If you own UA Connected Footwear, please see the help center article here for how to pair your shoes.
The MapMyRun home screen displays your GPS strength and shoe connection status. It also allows you to change your activity type and settings.
- Tap on the activity type "Run" to access the Workout Setup screen. Here you can select a different activity type and set up workout goals.
- Scroll down to view Feedback options. Toggle on if you would like to receive updates for splits and workout goals (if enabled).
You can choose a workout goal and monitor your progress towards that goal during a workout. Goals are dependent on your activity type, meaning you won’t have a Distance goal available for a non-distance-based activity type (Gym, for example).
Goal options are:
- Basic - If selected, you will not receive updates during your workout about progress toward a goal
- Distance - Progress-to-Goal is displayed in workout
- Duration - Progress-to-Goal is displayed in workout
- Pace - Meter displays your current pace vs. goal pace in a workout
Tap on "Goal" in the Workout Setup screen to toggle between the different types. You cannot have more than one goal selected for a workout.
The workout tracking experience gives you all of the data you need during a workout, including Total Duration, Distance, Calories Burned, Pace, Heart Rate Zones, and a GPS map. Additionally, if you have a goal set for the workout, there will be a progress screen toward that goal.
To navigate between screens, swipe or turn the bezel to see different stats displayed.
Primary Pace Stats Workout Goal Heart Rate Route
To pause the workout, press the Back button on the watch. Press it again to resume your workout, or tap the red "Finish" icon to end your workout.
After finishing, you will be directed to your Workout Summary. A pop-up message will appear once the activity has been synced to your account.
To view previous workouts recorded with MapMyRun, tap on "My Workouts" under the green start icon. A list of your activities will appear with your most recent at the top. Tap on any activity to view a summary of your workout.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why am I not getting distance or a map with my GPS workouts?
Ensure that your Location Permissions are enabled in the app's settings and your watch's master settings.
- To access your Locations Settings, tap on the Settings app for the watch > Connections > scroll down and toggle "Location" on.
- To grant the MapMyRun app Location Permissions, tap on the Settings app for the watch > Apps > Permissions > MapMyRun> toggle "Location" on.
Please note that your route will be displayed against a black background instead of a map unless your watch is LTE or is connected to your phone AND your phone has network connection.
Can I get Form Coaching on my Galaxy Active2 watch?
Form Coaching is only available for the Samsung Galaxy Active2 - UA Edition watch. To learn about the features specific to the UA Edition, see the help center article here.
Will I get 6 months of free MVP for buying the Galaxy Active2?
Only the Samsung Galaxy Active2 - UA Edition will provide 6 months of MVP to your MapMy account.
Can I view training plan workouts on my Samsung wearable?
If you are enrolled in a Training Plan with MapMyRun, your watch will push a reminder to show you the planned workout for the day. Once you've completed your workout, you must pair it to your training plan to receive credit.
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.
If I start a workout on my phone while wearing my Samsung wearable, will it become a mirror display?
No, not at this time. You must begin the workout on your Samsung wearable.
Are steps and sleep imported from my Samsung wearable into MapMyRun?
Unfortunately, at this time, we are not yet able to import steps or sleep from Samsung wearables.
Will my workouts recorded with MapMyRun on my Samsung wearable 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.
I own a Samsung Fit, Fit2, Fit2 Pro, or S2. How do I setup my wearable with MapMyRun?
Some older Samsung wearables are compatible with MapMyRun, but are no longer eligible to receive app updates. As a result, many of the features outlined in this article are not available on the following Samsung devices:
- Fit2, Fit2 Pro
Is MapMyRun compatible with the new Samsung Galaxy Watch4?
Yes! You can download the MapMy apps for Wear OS from the Google Play store. Please click here for more instructions on installing and using this app.