The Apple Watch Stryd App can be used for real-time guidance of structured workout execution, including haptic, auditory, and speech cue feedback. The Apple Watch Stryd app will tell you to speed up or slow down every 20 seconds you are outside your target, will provide a 5-second countdown for the end of each duration segments, provide segment instructions at the beginning of each segment. It can also alert you every 5 seconds you are outside your target range.
To enable haptic and auditory feedback:
1. Open Stryd app on Apple Watch
2. Select Settings
3. Select Run Profiles
4. Select the pencil icon next to the profile to edit
5. Here you will be able to edit and control sounds and haptics
Silent mode must also be disabled in the Apple Watch app settings on the Apple Watch:
You can find this option in Settings -> Sounds and Haptics. From the Sound and Haptics menu, you can also change the volume of the tones your watch makes.
Im not sure if its working or I'm not feeling the haptic feedback to start and stop intervals. I've set it up correctly and will test again on the next run. Audio cues would be awesome.
I am getting no audio feedback despite having the audio cue slider set to "on." Tones are suboptimal, but nothing is coming through earbuds. Other Apple Watch apps support spoken alerts, and even allow customization of how the alerts interact with other audio coming from the watch (i.e. music, podcasts, etc.) with options like pausing other audio, mixing direction in, or "ducking" (briefly quieting other audio so the alert can be heard). This would be ideal for a future build.
Like the other commenter, I can barely feel/not feel the haptic feedback. For time-based intervals at max effort, it's nearly impossible to tell when the interval is up with a very subtle haptic cue and zero audio feedback. It makes using structured workouts very challenging...
I have the same thought with Alex up there.
I am totally annoyed by this, have been finding solutions and finally came here.
For those who want an alternative for the audio cue, the ismoothrun app can pair with stryd and give you the audio cue we deserve. It also can start a planned workout from the phone like a normal person. You can sync the workout data to the stryd app afterwards.
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