Wahoo Fitness Integration with Apple Watch

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7 Min Apple Watch Integration

Wahoo Fitness, the leader in workout apps and smartphone connected devices, has a variety of integrations with the Apple Watch.

First up is the TICKR X Workout Tracker and the 7 Minute Workout App with the Apple Watch. Wahoo’s 7 Minute Workout App can be activated on the Watch and users can then complete the full workout with audio and on-screen prompts guiding the way. The TICKR X connects to the Watch via the 7 Minute Workout App. It must initially be synced via the 7 Minute app on your iPhone. Once paired, users will also see reps automatically counted during the workout and heart rate displayed on the Watch. When using your TICKR X with the 7 Minute Workout App, your iPhone must be nearby for rep counting and heart rate to be transmitted.

7 Minute Apple Watch

Secondly, Wahoo’s line of TICKR heart rate monitors (TICKR, TICKR Run, and TICKR X) can connect directly to the Apple Watch and used in the Workout app as an alternative method for collecting heart rate data. According to Apple Support, “to pair an external heart rate monitor with your Apple Watch, tap the Settings app on the Home screen, then tap Bluetooth and select it under Health Devices.” The only data available via this connection is heart rate. Apple also recommends keeping your iPhone nearby for the Workout app in order to get the best measurement.


“Wahoo Fitness was the first company to bring heart rate training to the iPhone with our entire line of sensors we are excited to continue bridging the gap between iOS devices and fitness”, says Chip Hawkins, CEO of Wahoo Fitness. “With so many people using their iPhone and now the Apple Watch to track fitness data, we’re focused on continuing to research and design products and apps that promote a happy and healthy lifestyle.”

The 7 Minute Workout, first published in the American College of Sports Medicine Journal, consists of 12 bodyweight exercises, each performed for 30 seconds with a 10 second interval in between, and the only equipment required is a chair and a wall. The TICKR X pairs with the app via Bluetooth and prompts the user for each exercise, timing the effort and counting the reps before moving on to the next.

Data generated from the 7 Minute Workout, such as calories burned, can then be integrated into Apple’s HealthKit on the iPhone. The user simply selects what metrics to include from the 7 Minute Workout and the data contributes to the user’s 24-hour view of calories burned and intensity of the workout itself.


  1. speedyvespa

    June 18, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    +1 on what Preston said – plus the ability to start and stop/pause a workout, maybe even a map display would be awesome for cycling. Anything that stops you having to mess around with your phone.


  2. Matt

    July 25, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Are there any other watches that iintegrate with Wahoo?


    • Simon

      August 8, 2015 at 10:28 pm

      The Casio STB-1000 which is a Bluetooth enabled watch will show three items of data from the main Wahoo app in the same way as the Wahoo cycle computer would, for example current time, distance and average speed. The items you wish to display are customisable down to where on the watches display they appear. The bonus is you can have the info on your wrist and the display of the phone turned off saving the phones battery.


  3. Eduardo

    July 31, 2015 at 2:10 am

    Does the Tickr Family work with any other watches?


  4. Jokim

    December 1, 2015 at 4:17 am

    When comes the Fitness app with TICKRX support available for Apple watch?


  5. Steven

    December 26, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    My Apple Watch doesn’t seem to be able to find my ticker X


    • Wahoo Fitness

      December 28, 2015 at 8:56 am

      Steven – It should! Please email [email protected] and we will be happy to help!


  6. Ashley

    January 28, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    My Ticker is not being found by the Apple Watch.

    Also, I loaded the RunFit app to my Apple Watch, but I was unable to stop the workout…

    Please help.

    P.S. LOVE wahoo fitness app for cycling!


    • Wahoo Fitness

      January 29, 2016 at 9:14 am

      Send our team a note via [email protected] and we will be happy to help.

      P.S. We LOVE that you love the Wahoo Fitness app 🙂


  7. James

    February 20, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Any update on the apple watch app? Really need this to support the HR monitor in the apple watch


    • Wahoo Fitness

      March 23, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      we support the RunFit app on the Apple watch.


  8. Ben Hillier

    July 3, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    Hi I’m considering buying the wahoo heart rate monitor for my Apple watch when I am cycling, while my iPhone is in my back pocket. Will the watch will still work if I have it on the handlebars when cycling?



    • Austin Fouts

      July 5, 2016 at 8:54 am

      Hey Ben,

      Our heart rate monitors does pair with the Apple Watch but we don’t have an app that supports outdoor cycling. If you’re using the watch strictly to view HR data and attaching the watch to the handlebars as a display, then it would in theory work. But let me know if i’m misunderstanding your question.

      Have you considered purchasing a Wahoo Bike Computer for a display? Possibly the ELEMNT..

      Hope this helps,


  9. Craig Chambers

    January 2, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    When are we going to be able to use the HR monitor of the Apple Watch with the Wahoo Fitness/Elemnt apps? I want to be able to track speed and cadence and use the other features of these apps but it would be nice to not wear a HR strap on more casual rides when I’m already wearing my watch.

    Other cycling apps have this capability, hoping you’ll be adding this feature as well.


    • Craig Chambers

      January 2, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      It would at least be nice to start/stop and export rides from my watch.


      • Wahoo Fitness

        January 3, 2017 at 8:45 am

        We do not have any plans to support the Apple Watch HR monitor in the ELEMNT and the WF app. We recommend using a chest HR monitor for accurate HR data.


  10. pablo

    February 14, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Any plans to enable the pairing of wahoo cadence pod with Apple watch?


    • Wahoo Fitness

      February 22, 2017 at 11:00 am

      not right now.


  11. Trav

    February 17, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Would be great if you had Wahoo Elemnt Companion app upgraded to allow for Apple Watch to be used as a HR monitor for the Elemnt cycling computer.


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