It's been awhile since I've had my bike out. Over a year in fact. So in the morning I messed around with it and then took it out for a spin to make sure everything was working. It had trouble shifting gears at first, but eventually everything smoothed out.

I also decided it would be a good opportunity to try out RunKeeper with the Pebble Watch. I don't use RunKeeper at all, but since I know it pairs with the Pebble Watch so you can get starts on your workout, I thought it was worth a shot.

The whole set up was pretty smooth. As long as the Pebble Watch is already paired with the phone, RunKeeper works automatically. As soon as I started up a route the time, distance, and rate (miles/minute) popped up on my watch.

I muted all of the audio updates RunKeeper has on by default since I wanted to listen to an audiobook. Everything worked pretty smoothly between Audible, RunKeeper and the Pebble. I was even able to pause and resume the workout directly from the watch.

I probably wont use RunKeeper a lot since I don't really need the stats it provides or a gps route of the path I take. But I do think it's neat to have that on there. I can see where this would be neat for those people into cycling or running. Especially if you're working to improve your distance or speed.

I also noticed that the RunKeeper app can monitor your heart rate (provided you have a device recording it). I don't think any of that information gets piped to the Pebble, but it would be neat to see that eventually happen for those folks who track that information as well.


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