Looking for a Smart Watch that can play podcasts and also do run tracking

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New member
Apr 18, 2021
Hi All,
Looking for a Wear OS Smart Watch that can do 2 things without the need to carry around a phone:
  1. Listen to podcasts (I use Pocket Cast app on the phone, but happy to switch to another app if needed for this)
  2. Track my runs (I currently use the Run keeper app, but happy to switch to Strada or anything else that might be needed for this).
I spent some time researching this on the net, and I got super confused. https://19216881.org/ https://1921681001.link/ https://19216801.digital/
If anyone is using their Wear OS device for these two things, any recommendation would be much appreciated.
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Senior Member
May 22, 2009
Sarasota, FL
Android Wear
OnePlus 8 Pro
Most if not all wearos watches can do this, podcasts are easier than music.

I've used "Wear Cast" app in the past and it's great.

You can use strava or runkeeper or almost any of the main apps. Depending on your watch it will have some sort of 3rd party health tracking software preinstalled. Those can often sync to strava as well, sometime they link to other apps but strava is the main one.

If you want offline music you are out of luck mostly unless you side load Spotify lite from xda.


Senior Member
May 18, 2010
I'll recommend the Ticwatch Pro 4G/LTE as the only option that can even get a data signal on its own (Verizon only, standalone plans available).

If you are willing to download podcasts and transfer them to your watch, using either ADB (my choice) or NavMusic/NavExplorer (great products, honestly) then I'd up my recommendation to the Ticwatch Pro 3. Best WearOS watch on the market. Built-in TicExercise is really good, but you can use RunKeeper or any other watch with a WearOS version.