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Happy New Year 2024: A Look Back at the Exciting Features Added in 2023

As we celebrate the arrival of 2024, Watch to 5K extends its warmest wishes to all our valued users. This past year has been filled with growth, excitement, and the addition of remarkable features to Watch to 5K.

Here’s a recap of new features that were added to the app in 2023:

1. Always on Display Support:

Watch to 5K now enables users to conveniently access their running progress at any time without needing to tap the screen, thanks to the introduction of Always on Display support.

2. New Warmup and Cooldown Screen:

A new warmup and cooldown screen was introduced, providing users with heart rate monitoring and now playing controls before and after thier run.

3. Upcoming Run Screen on the iPhone Companion App:

An upcoming run details screen was added to the iPhone companion app allowing users to check out their next running session before heading out for their run.

4. Restore Watch Feature:

To address the issue of losing data when switching to a new watch or resetting the current one, the restore watch feature was introduced. Users can now easily restore their progress data to the watch app by launching the companion app on their phone and selecting “Restore Watch” from the menu on the Progress screen.

5. View completed runs in Miles of Kilometers

The Watch to 5K iPhone companion gained the ability to view completed runs in either miles or kilometers. This flexibility allows users to track their progress using the unit that best suits their needs.

6. Enhanced Sharing Options:

Sharing running achievements with friends and family became even more customisable with the new share screen. The app introduced new maps and photo options, enabling users to create visually captivating posts showcasing their accomplishments and inspiring others.

7. Watch App Redesign for WatchOS 10:

With the release of WatchOS 10, the Watch app underwent a redesign to streamline the user experience, making it even more intuitive and visually appealing, ensuring the app feels at home on WatchOS 10.

8. Widgets and Complications:

To provide users with quick access to essential information, Watch to 5K added widgets and complications for WatchOS 10. Now, users can effortlessly view their running progress and upcoming sessions right from their watch face, keeping them motivated and informed.


As we look back at the exciting features added to Watch to 5K in 2023, we can’t help but be excited for what’s to come in 2024.
Have a great 2024 and happy running!

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