Missing Auto Pause

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  • Official comment
    Olivia

    We have removed the option to enable Auto-Pause for certain activity types that are not compatible with the feature, such as walking, hiking, and interval workouts. Auto-Pause is not intended for activities where you expect to stop frequently, or are moving at a slower pace. Using Auto-Pause while hiking or walking can result in frequent pausing and an inaccurate representation of your workout.

    If you change your activity type to any activity that is not walk, hike, or interval workouts, you should be able to enable Auto-Pause from Workout Setup. To do so:

    • Open the MapMy app > tap the gear icon on the Start Workout screen > change activity type > toggle Auto-Pause ON in the Workout Setup.
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  • Jeff Eberhardt

    I just updated and lost it too.  How can they do that?

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  • David Brule

    Why would MapMyFitness decide what should be intended for users in this matter? What are they, workout police now?

    Give us back auto-pause for all activities and let the user decide how it effects their recorded workout. I used to like it because it would not inflate my time if I forgot to end the workout upon returning from a walk or bike ride.

    Why do app makers insist on "fixing" things that weren't broken... resulting in breaking things?

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  • Jerry Kazmierczak

    I agree completey.  I found the auto-pause very useful, even on a walk. If I stop for an extended period, or when I finish, I don't want that time counted.  Leave the option off by default but let the users have the option to turn it on.  If it turns off too frequently in a slow activity, adjust the sensitivity or put in a short time delay before it pauses.

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  • Jeff Stuart

    Must agree that I really miss auto-pause, and would really like it back!  I use the app to map dog walks and the auto pause feature was great when I would stop to chat with a neighbor, clean up after the dogs, etc.  Now my walks seem 20 - 50% longer to walk the same distance.  It was a very useful feature and worked perfectly for me.  Quite frankly, I don't buy the explanation offered that it was incompatible.  The feature could be turned off if users had issues.  Now it's no longer an option...  You fixed a non-existent problem...

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  • michelle abell

    I just switched my activity type to run...so it now auto-pauses like it did prior to the upgrade. So...I am now a "slow" runner. :)

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  • Bill McIntyre

    It’s funny, but I had the exact opposite complaint.  If I stopped for traffic while running, the app would automatically pause but not restart when I continued my run.  So half my workout wouldn’t record.

    thankfully I was able to disable it completely.  Auto pause is only useful to me if it comes with auto resume.

     

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  • Kenny Hinson

    This is a very important feature in the MapMyRide app for bike riding. Stopping for traffic or stoplights should not impact your overall time by continuing to run while stopped and should restart on movement. I am coming over from Endomondo as a premium user this feature worked well on that app. I started the premium today and the Autopause seam to be working before that it was not. The start and stop should take place within 2 to 3 seconds of movement starting or stopping this seems to be more like 10 to 15 seconds which would add up in a busy city trip.

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  • Michael M

    I’m curious to know if the auto-pause feature didn’t work well before? For those of you who have been using this app for awhile, were there problems with auto-pause, or did the feature work fine?

    I was previously an Endomondo user who just came over to the MapMy apps. Auto pause worked just great on Endomondo, even if you were walking slowly in the woods with not-so-great GPS. It still managed to figure out if you stopped, and to restart at the appropriate time. I have also tried Runkeeper, and its auto pause works great while walking.

     

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  • Jerry Kazmierczak

    Michael M;  The auto-pause in MapMy was useful but not terribly accurate for walking. It would pause occasionally while moving and would often take a few seconds to recognize when you really stopped.  In summary, it seemed to take about a minute off my minutes per mile.  For bike riding it works very well

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  • Dennis McGuire

    Not happy with removal of auto-pause for walking.  For exercise, I like to keep track of my pace.  You should not have removed it.  Please restore.

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