Watch to 5k

The Couch to 5km running programme on your Apple Watch

Train to run 5K in 9 weeks with just your Apple Watch. No need to carry your phone.

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Couch to 5km running program for apple watch. App Run screen

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Run without your phone

Watch to 5K will help you gradually work up towards running 5K in just 9 weeks by following the Couch to 5km program (C25K).
The running plan is for absolute beginners. It involves 3 runs a week, with a day of rest in between, and a different schedule for each of the 9 weeks. By the end of the program, you will be able to run continuously for 30 minutes.

The app is built from the ground up to work independently on the Apple Watch, so you don't need to take your iPhone with you while you run.

Surprise yourself - just because you don't doesn't mean you can't.

Couch to 5km walk screen on Apple Watch
Watch to 5K run program 9 week list screen

Track your progress

With WatchTo5K, you can easily track your running route, distance, calories burned, average speed, and heart rate, allowing you to monitor your progress and reach your fitness goals.

A companion app for iPhone is included, allowing you to view your progress in one place and keep track of your previous and upcoming runs, providing you with a clear view of your journey towards running 5K.

As you progress through the plan, you will earn achievements to celebrate milestones such as running continuously for 5 minutes or reaching a certain distance.

All runs are securely stored in Apple Health and they count towards your activity rings.

Listen to your music or podcasts while you run

Watch to 5K seamlessly integrates with your preferred music player or podcast watch app, automatically adjusting the volume to allow you to hear the instructions and updates on your progress while you run.

A virtual coach is built-in to guide you through your runs, letting you know when it's time to walk or run, as well as providing you with motivating audio prompts to keep you on track and remind you when it's time to head home.

Listen to your music while doing Couch to 5km program on your apple watch without your phone
Couch to 5km run program week 9 run 3

No in-app purchases or subscriptions

WatchTo5K is a one time small purchase with no ongoing subscription or in-app purchases.

All features are immediately accessible and there are no annoying ads.

Start your journey to a healthier you with the Watch to 5K plan today and in just nine weeks, you will be crossing the finish line of your first 5K!

User Reviews


Thousands of people are getting off the couch and learning to run 5K with the app. Here's what some of our users have to say:

This app is amazing. I just finished my final run and even continued running for another 5 minutes over.

My mental and physical health have improved drastically thanks to this app! Such a sense of accomplishment. That’s it. You did it! 🏆 Thank you app developers

App Store Review

The interface is clean, the voiceover is encouraging, and it lets me leave my phone behind while focusing on my music and my training. This has been a real help in actually starting and committing to a training regimen! Simply put, it does everything I need, and nothing I don’t. If you want to do Couch to 5k with only your Apple Watch, this is the app.

App Store Review

Perfect standalone C25K app. I had been looking for an app on the watch which let me try this plan without my phone and this fits the bill perfectly.

Running with a phone and wired headphones just feels so cumbersome and wrong, yet thanks to this app I feel free!

App Store Review

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