I did a cycle ride at the weekend and recorded the workout on my Apple Watch. When I finished I saved the workout and could see the route in the Activity app on my iPhone.

Now a couple of days later I can view the workout stats such as distance and average speed. However, I can no longer see the route. I can see routes for other workouts.

Has anyone else experienced this and has a fix for it? I'm sure the data is still there


  • Did you use the same app to record the activity? I found that one of my exercise apps didn't save the route to Activity. I could see the detailed data, just like you, but not the route. Maybe this is similar?
    – fsb
    Commented May 8, 2017 at 20:16
  • Yes it was just the built-in workout app. It does sound similar to what you describe although I could view the route for a while before it disappeared.
    – Alan Spark
    Commented May 8, 2017 at 20:18
  • In the Activity app is the icon on that specific workout the regular ring or is it a different app? Just making sure the correct app was used to record the cycle ride.
    – fsb
    Commented May 8, 2017 at 20:31
  • Yes, it looks normal to me. I've just added a screenshot to my question.
    – Alan Spark
    Commented May 8, 2017 at 20:36
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    Ok, thanks anyway. Shame I can't show you the route as it involved two ferry crossings and an island. It looked quite good on the map!
    – Alan Spark
    Commented May 8, 2017 at 20:51

2 Answers 2


I recently had the same issue. I force restarted the watch and the next activity it showed a map again. Still testing if it resolved the issue for ever.

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    You say that resolved it for the next activity, but what about the one for which the map disappeared?
    – user11633
    Commented Jun 16, 2017 at 14:12

The only thing that has worked for me is erasing all data from iWatch, unpairing and repairing.

Un-pair and then re-pair. You will not lose your data. Follow the steps below:

On your Apple Watch, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. On your iPhone, open the Watch app and go to My Watch > select your watch > tap the (i) icon > tap Unpair Apple Watch.

Then repair by going to watch in your iphone. Restore from backup.

Source: https://macreports.com/apple-watch-workout-route-not-showing-in-the-activity-app-fix/

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