No, you can record a session one of two ways.
One option is to only take your Apex pod out to training and then sync the session afterwards to the Apex Athlete Series App. Leaving your phone at home or on the sideline while you train/play.
The other option is to start a live session on your Athlete Series app while wearing your pod by clicking the center “+” button on the bottom toolbar in the app.
To live track please note: If you want to see your live stats coming in on your phone/app display you need to have the phone within approx. 20/30 meters radius and ensure your Bluetooth is switched on.