App to track run and walk activities?

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    is there an app that tracks run and walk activities in parallel? I’m hoping to track separate calories when I do a run/walk. There was an app called Moves that tracks separate activities but I don’t know if it supported the Apple Watch.
     
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    If you go to the workout section of the Activity app you can choose from walking, running, cycling, etc. workouts. The calories burned in each workout are tracked separately. The main activity app gives a running total of all calories burned during the day which includes the separately recorded calories burned during each workout.

    Here’s an example of a walking workout. It also tracks the route you took.
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    Thank you. This is helpful. I also found where I can start another “workout” by pressing the + button after starting a run for example. Then I believe I have to switch workouts manually. It’s a kludge but I think it will do what I want.
     
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    You're welcome. Please let us know how well it works for you.
     
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    I did a walk/run yesterday with the method above. It works but it's not as easy as I was hoping. First off, you have to do your run or walk for one minute before the "+" is enabled - this isn't that bad because thankfully, I run for at least a minute anyway. lol Once you're ready to start the other activity, you can press the "+" again to start the other workout (Eg Walk for a few minutes, then add the Run, etc). While it works for me, my girlfriend wasn't inspired because she likes to do a run then spin or strength training or something that doesn't allow her to add a workout that easily.

    I just read somewhere that the Apple 5 will support automatic workout detection but you will have to start the workout once the watch notifies you. This sounds closer to what I'm looking for. :) Thanks scifan57!
     
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    The Apple Watch already supports workout detection. This feature came with watchOS 5 and works on every watch running this software.
    I think it doesn’t work exactly the way you’d need it:
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    How to use Workout Detection on Apple Watch
     
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    Oh you’re right. I remember now. My watch thinks I’m starting a swim when I’m in the shower.
     
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    If you are doing alternating run/walk as an interval workout, try searching for interval training in the App Store. There should be several apps. With luck one of them will work for you.
     
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    Thanks twerppoet! I never thought of that. I will definitely look into it.
     
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    No problem.
     

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