This one goes to you, dear BlackBerry 10 users…we are excited to announce that our Endomondo app is now available for download from BlackBerry World.
The app currently works on BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 and we plan to support future BlackBerry 10 phones as they become available.
The free version of Endomondo contains all the most popular features: real-time GPS tracking for multiple physical activities, a history of workouts, route mapping, ability to deliver peptalks to friends exercising, access to the growing Endomondo social community, challenges and much more. A full BlackBerry 10 feature list is available here.
The app is a ported version and on par with Endomondo for iOS and Android. We know that some of you had hoped for a native BlackBerry 10 app. But as we have spent several years on developing our Android and iPhone apps, we decided to go with a ported Android version for BlackBerry 10 in order to offer you a full Endomondo experience instead of starting just with a basic tracker for BlackBerry 10.
BlackBerry 10 users wishing to access more advanced functionality have the option of upgrading to Endomondo Premium which is a subscription solution based on monthly or yearly payments. Premium offers more than 10 additional features that include: interval training, workout graphs within the mobile app, beat yourself challenges, weather information, and a great deal more. The current Endomondo Premium subscription rate is only $2.99/month or $19.99/yr. Please note that heart rate features are currently not supported by BlackBerry 10 app.
Free Endomondo Tracking App Now Available at BlackBerry World
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 15, 2013 – In response to millions of clamoring fitness fans all over the world, the very popular Endomondo Sports Tracker mobile app has been made available for download from BlackBerry World to service the BlackBerry 10 operating system. Read more
Endomondo Social Fitness Community Shows More Activity in US, Norway, Spain and Poland While Many More Countries Have Drop-Off in January
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – April 23, 2013 – To learn if people followed through on New Year’s workout resolutions and if exercise continued during colder months, developers of the Endomondo Sports Tracker mobile app and social fitness network looked at user activity from Dec. 2012 through the third week of March 2013. While usage dropped in many countries, the percent decrease was noteworthy, as well as the fact that some regions actually boosted exercise beyond the first half of January. Read more
The National Bike Challenge is back for summer 2013! Join more than 50,000 Americans as we unite to ride more than 20 million miles in communities nationwide. Challenge yourself with this free program to ride more for transportation, fitness and recreation. Ride solo, create a team, or pedal as part of your workplace to get healthier, have fun, and become part of a national online community. Plus, every month you’ll be eligible to win great raffle prizes! Read more
All Android users can now test their fitness level with the new release 8.7.0.
The fitness test is available for running and the testing distance is either 3 km or 2 miles, depending on what units you are using.
How does it work?
When you open the workout screen and press on a workout type (basic, follow a route, interval training, etc.), there will be a new type – Running Test 3km. Select it and your choice of a sport will be automatically changed to running. Please note that if you change the sport from running while the Distance Test is selected, the workout type will be changed to Basic.
You need to complete the full distance to get a fitness score and a fitness level. So, who is up for it? Kick it into high gear and test yourself! Our iPhone users can explore this feature in the next release.
We are excited to announce our new integration partnership with EveryMove. You can now start earning points toward great rewards. How? Just by doing what you’ve already been doing – by tracking with Endomondo. Read more
Check out the picture – this is how Cris Trandafir celebrated that he was able to run more than 1000 miles in a year – by tracking this symbolically shaped workout. He used to be a couch potato and credits the Endomondo community for getting an impulse to become an active person.
In his own words: “I’m so happy that I found this app and it’s working great on my phone! Running is now for me like a drug, my body is asking for more and more Endorphins! Happy to be a part of Endomondo community!”
Thank you, Chris, for sharing with us – we love seeing the power of inspiration in action.
We spotted this Easter bunny running around the office! By the way, a rabbit is a symbol for the fastest lap of your workout at Endomondo…do you have any plans to bring it on and speed it up in the spring season?
We’ve developed Endomondo to make it more fun and engaging to workout, and to help you accomplish your fitness goals. In April we’ll make this even easier for our Premium users with customized Training Plans – more info will follow soon.
Our effort to support you in your training also extends to our blog. Recently we blogged about Interval Training for Newbies, offering good pieces of advice from experts. If there is a fitness topic you would like to know more about, let us know.
When we think about you – our beloved users, we wonder if you are getting the most out of your workouts? To support you in your training, we have included the interval training feature a while back. However, we would like to encourage more of you to incorporate interval training in your workout because it simply brings results. Interval training is available for all Endomondo Premium users and PRO app users on Android and iPhone. It can be intimidating at first, especially if you’ve never done it before, but following lines from Greatist.com should give you some ideas on how to start: Read more
Exciting news: We’re happy to share with you that Endomondo is among the apps you can now add to sections on your Facebook Timeline. Facebook has improved timeline and the About page to make it easier for you to organize and showcase activity from different types of apps – and fitness apps will have a designated section. For you guys, this means improvements to the way stories from Endomondo apps are displayed on your timeline.
Facebook is obviously an important partner for us – both in terms of spreading the word about Endomondo and in terms of driving engagement among our users. Our Open Graph integration has generated a total of almost 2 billion impressions on Facebook for us! We don’t even want to think about what that kind of exposure would cost us elsewhere. We also see that when users share their workouts on Facebook, the likelihood of motivating comments is much higher, and that drives up engagement.
We’re continuing to make updates to our Facebook integration based on user feedback to make it easy for you to share your runs, rides and walks on your timeline and find motivation to workout more.
If you have any feedback on what we should do next when it comes to Facebook integration, please share it in the comments. Thanks!