Do I need a Run & Cycle Stats watchOS app or carry my phone when working out to use the app?

Nope. Run Stats uses the data stored in Apple’s HealthKit. Most modern running and fitness apps – both on the iPhone and Apple Watch – automatically integrate with HealthKit and save their data there. So no matter if you record your runs with the Workout app on the watch, Nike Run Club, or similar apps, your data will be available to Run Stats.

How does RunStats calculate the life span of my running shoes?

Here are the steps to set it up and what it does with the data you provide:

  • Enable Shoe Tracking.
  • Enter when you started using your shoes.
  • Specify what percentage of your runs you do in your primary shoes.
    • Run & Cycle Stats assumes you have a primary pair of running shoes. Example: I have a primary pair of road running shoes I use 85% of the time. (On occasion I go trail running with different shoes.)
  • Enter how long you want to use your shoes for. (The commonly recommended distance before replacing running shoes is about 400 miles.)
  • With this information provided, the app will keep track of your runs since you started using your primary shoes and calculate where you are in the expected life span of the shoes!

Happy running!