Looking for an iPhone / Watch app that goes beyond Apple Watch App for Tracking Walks to do this:
Define in the app a starting and ending point (e.g., Salt Lake City to Denver). Then, whenever the app is activated it tracks distance travelled and virtually applies it to a map of the route between those two points. Use phone / watch GPS and Health to capture real-world data as it occurs.
I think it would then be cool to day after day track on a map a virtual walk between cities, with the benefits of also tracking the actual distance travelled. The “virtual walk between cities” bit would be an interesting motivation. “Today, I am halfway to Denver”.
Of course, this could apply to running or biking as well, but personally I prefer brisk walking.
Apps similar to this, but not exactly:
- “Walk the Distance”. No Watch app. Appalachian trail and a few pre-defined routes only. Demands personal info before accessing the app.
- “Remote Walk”. No Watch app. Limited to a few cities – does not seem customizable to any choice of end points.
- “Virtual Run Bike and Hike”. No Watch app. Perhaps most similar to what I want. Does not integrate with Health.