Note: Due to a bug in iOS 12.1, 12.1.1, and 12.1.2, use of Siri to start a workout will not properly start GPS recording. You can use Siri to pause, however. We have notified Apple of the issue.
You can use Siri to control your workouts on iOS, which is very helpful when your iPhone is in a running belt or in a bike mount. Here’s how to use Siri with our apps.
- You must be running iOS 12 or later, and have Elite.
- Launch the Settings app on iOS, then tap Privacy, and then Location Services. Make sure our app’s permission is set to “Always”. For our app to be able to start Location Services with Siri while your iPhone is locked, iOS requires us to have “Always” permission. If our permission is “While Using”, Siri will not be able to start your workouts.
- The first time you use Siri with our app, you will be asked to open the app to give permission to use Siri. Do this with a test workout that you discard so you get a feel for how it works.
- With your earphone with remote: Press and hold the center of your earphone until you hear the beep, and then talk to Siri with the phrases below.
- With AirPods: Double tap one of your AirPods, hear the beep, and then talk to Siri with the phrases below.
- With “Hey, Siri”. If your iPhone or AirPods support “Hey, Siri”, you can simply say “Hey, Siri”, then the phrases below. Completely handsfree!
Get ready for a workout:
- On your iPhone, choose the activity and the route.
- Lock your iPhone.
- Stow away your iPhone in a running belt, an armband, a pocket, or in a bike mount.
Control your workout:
- Say “Start my workout with Cyclemeter” to start your workout. (If you are using Runmeter, Walkmeter, or 5K Runmeter, say those app names instead.)
- Say “Pause my workout with Cyclemeter” to pause your workout, either in the middle of your workout, or at the end.
- Say “Resume my workout with Cyclemeter” to continue your workout.
Finish your workout:
- After you are done with your workout, open our app on your iPhone, and then tap Done to complete your workout.
- Due to Siri limitations, you cannot say “Stop my workout with Cyclemeter”. This is because Siri assumes that stopping a workout is completing a workout, instead of stopping the stopwatch in our app. We didn’t want our users to be completing workouts when they meant to stop the stopwatch. Bottom line, say “Pause” not “Stop”.
- If our app is the only Siri-enabled workout app on your iPhone, then you can simply say “Start my workout”, “Pause my workout”, and “Resume my workout”. Even faster!