Hi - about to start Week 5 on Friday. Apple fanboy with Apple Watch (bought a few months ago to motivate me back to fitness) and iPhone 7.
I’ve been trying to work out how to leave the iPhone at home and only wear the Apple Watch out with me, whilst still listening to Laura telling me when to walk/run.
I finally found an app called ‘Outcast for Watch’ or just ‘Outcast’. Podcast downloads can be managed entirely on the Apple Watch and you can add podcasts directly in the app by searching and selecting episodes you want locally on the Watch.
Take note of the instructions, especially around control of volume and playback (basically use the ‘Now Playing’ app).
If, like me, you have been searching for a way to listen to podcasts whilst running without toting the iPhone around with you, you will be very happy! It is worth every penny (and more) of the 99p. Here’s the link: itunes.apple.com/gb/app/out...
By the way, the app transfers podcasts via WiFi if you disable the link to iPhone (put iPhone in ‘airplane’ mode) which is really quick, especially if you’ve ever tried transferring songs to your Apple Watch via Bluetooth overnight - awful Apple, just awful!
Anyway, I hope my research can help other Apple Watch users leave the phone at home.
However, I have the NHS C25K Week 4 and now the 3 Week 5 podcasts ready to go BUT the only C25K podcast I could find anywhere has the lovely Laura’s voiceover with terrible royalty free type music. Does anyone know where I can get a podcast feed of Laura with no music, just her voiceover like the Couch to 5K app has? Please?!