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FAQ Smart Watch

Extend the app on the phone to your smartwatch.

1. SmartWatch

1.1. Basics


How does the Smart Watch app work?

Extend the app on your Android or iOS device to your Android Wear or Apple Watch. Get offline maps, route guides and trip stats directly on your wrist.

Does it work on Tizen?

No. Android Wear and Apple Watch only.

What sort of Smart Watch do I need?

Wear OS (formerly called Android Wear) (with a GPS chip) or an Apple Watch. Not Tizen.

If you have an Android phone use Wear OS, or if you have an iPhone use Apple Watch. You can't currently use Wear OS watches from iOS.

Will the watch work stand alone?

Yes but only if you add a route guide from the phone to the SmartWatch first!

Which Wear OS / Android Wear Watch do you recommend?

Casio ProTrek Smart Watch WSD-F20 but whatever watch it should have a on board GPS chip.

Note that you must use Wear OS watches from an Android phone, they do not work with ViewRanger on iPhone. If you have an iPhone you must use Apple Watch.


1.2. Operation


Can I record a track on the Watch?

You can start track record on the watch but it is always recorded on the phone so it must be in close proximity.

How do I close the app on the Apple Watch?

To close the app; press and hold the side button until you see the power off / SOS screen. Leave that on screen. Press and hold the crown until you see the app close and the watch clock screen appear.


1.3. Troubleshooting


App does not appear on my Apple Watch?

Have you got the watch paired with the phone by Bluetooth? Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and tap the My Watch tab. Scroll down, tap the ViewRanger app, then turn off Show App on Apple Watch. Wait a moment, then turn on Show App on Apple Watch again.