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How to use your iphone to track exercise

Use Your iPhone to Track Exercise

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Connect Wahoo key to iPhone 30-pin connector

Connect Wahoo key to iPhone 30-pin connector

Launch the Wahoo Fitness app or any app that is compatible with the Wahoo key (over 75 apps - see wahoofitness.com)

Launch the Wahoo Fitness app or any app that is compatible with the Wahoo key (over 75 apps - see wahoofitness.com)

Choose your activity. Common uses, using a treadmill, cycling, gym calorie burn, etc.

Choose your activity. Common uses, using a treadmill, cycling, gym calorie burn, etc.

Wahoo Fitness app tracking screen

Wahoo Fitness app tracking screen

Attach Stride sensor to your shoes

Attach Stride sensor to your shoes

Use a ANT+ heart rate strap

Use a ANT+ heart rate strap

The Wahoo key and app are compatible with ANT+ sensors such as cycling power meters and cadence sensors

Warm up on treadmill, accurate stride and distance tracked. HR & calories tracked.

Warm up on treadmill, accurate stride and distance tracked. HR & calories tracked.

Screen two, also note the Wahoo Fitness app can use GPS to track distance if cycling or running outside.

Screen two, also note the Wahoo Fitness app can use GPS to track distance if cycling or running outside.

Stats page

All data is exportable, I export to Nike+ and Garmin Connect.

All data is exportable, I export to Nike+ and Garmin Connect.

With the Wahoo Key, a compatible app and ANT+ sensors your iPhone can act as the hub of your exercise tracking. Replacing your dedicated HRM watch, cycle computer, GPS watch, etc.

I found the Wahoo key by chance when I saw it mentioned in the update for Walkmeter. I researched at wahoofitness.com, purchased it and the Garmin foot pod from Amazon.

I use this setup everyday. I highly recommend you research this setup for your own exercise routines. My favorite use case is tracking Treadmill workouts.

  • iPhone 3G or newer
  • Wahoo Key for iPhone ($80)
  • ANT+ Heart Rate Strap ($50)
  • Wahoo Fitness app (Free)
  • ANT+ Stride Sensor (Garmin foot pod $45)