Mobile Link Controls dissapear when starting workout

When I start my mobile link on my Samsung S8, the controls such as elbow flick, ride-on, etc. are all on the screen.  When I start a workout (not just a ride), the controls for turning, waving, elbow flick all go away except for start, stop, camera, etc?

I’m in airplane mode, linked only to wifi, with Bluetooth on.  The map works fine on the mobile link.

Also, I can give ride-ons during workouts using the mobile link, but they don’t get logged by the app for rewards.

In workout mode you shouldn’t need all those controls.