The newly seeded watchOS 9.2 beta 3 brings the delayed Race Route feature to the Workout app.
watchOS 9 brings an improved Workout app with several new features like the ability to customize workouts, displaying more during a workout such as Activity rings, Heart Rate Zones, Power, and Elevation, the automatic transition between swim, bike, and run, and more.
Exclusively for runners, watchOS 9 introduced new metrics like distance and time to set the desired pace, and also added Stride Length, Ground Contact Time, and Vertical Oscillation to Workout Views to help users understand how efficiently they run. It also features Running Power to offer an instant measure of their effort and the Race Route which is currently marked as “coming out later this year”.
watchOS 9.2 to add the Race Route feature for runners to compete against themselves
Race Route will allow runners and cyclists to compete against themselves; “if it’s an Outdoor Run or Cycle workout you do often, you can choose to race against your last or best result and receive in-the-moment updates to help you get there.”
Now, on watchOS 9.2 beta 3, Race Route has been added to the Workout app for users to maintain or beat their own previous running performance. Previously, watchOS 9.2 beta 1 patched an issue related to the Fitness/Workout app.
Users who start an outdoor run at a track may see an alert incorrectly indicating they left the track. If the user continues on the track, Watch will re-prompt the user for a lane selection. The track workout won’t be affected.
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