Endomondo for Windows Phone Receives Second Major Update in Two Months
Popular Fitness Tracker Adds Bluetooth Low Energy Heart Rate Monitor Support And Major Updates to Social News Feeds
COPENHAGEN, Denmark – June 10, 2014 – Fulfilling a promise to continuously develop features for Windows Phone users, the Endomondo Sports Tracker app is being upgraded again this week, its second revision since April.
By adding support for Bluetooth low energy heart rate monitors, Endomondo is delivering on the most requested feature among the popular app’s Windows Phone enthusiasts. Furthermore, people will note major enhancements to Endomondo’s news feed feature.
Windows Phone users now have a fully social news feed experience. They can review the workouts of friends, ‘like’ others’ updates, make comments, send pep talks, view photos, and view mini maps all within the app, as well as set the ‘title’ of a personal workout and link photos to an activity. Additional updates include the ability to set weight, height, age and gender information in the app, and calorie calculation refinement.
Mette Lykke, Endomondo’s CEO, said the latest Windows Phone app update springs from the solid base developers first created in April and begins to add features many fans have been clamoring for at Endomondo’s blog.
“We stated earlier in 2014 that Endomondo’s intent is to build an app for Windows Phone that rivals features available to Android and iOS users,” Lykke said. “This proves we are continuing to build out the Windows Phone platform, and users should receive additional functions throughout the year.”
In April, Endomondo made the first major changes to the Windows Phone app in more than a year. Along with creating greater app stability, the earlier revision presented a new look and feel that generated a cleaner, streamlined presentation with new icons and styles for menu pages. The previous update also saw WP8 Maps replacing Bing Maps for tracking routes, and WP8 Text-to-Speech functionality in English was integrated into the app’s audio coach.
Founded in 2007 by fitness enthusiasts, Endomondo developed a social fitness network and mobile app that turns smartphones into a personal trainer and social motivator. Now with nearly 25 million fans around the globe, Endomondo stands apart from other activity tracking apps because it helps users connect with like-minded people and encourages the sharing of experiences and support in achieving collective goals. Operating on most GPS-enabled smartphones, Endomondo lets people track workouts, analyze performance, and aids in the discovery of new activities and insights so people become and stay active. Users can send friends real-time pep talks while they exercise, compete against friends for fun, challenge co-workers, and share it all on Facebook, Google+, Twitter or across the Endomondo social network.
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Jim Llewellyn, for Endomondo