Time to Get Personal with the Apple Watch

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Apple describes its new Apple Watch as their “most personal device yet”, so if you’ve already got your hands on one of these coveted watches and you own an iPhone 5 or later, you’re in luck. And we’re not just stating the obvious, because we’ve been busy getting our hands on it too. We’re always working on ways to bring you closer to your fitness, giving you access to your Endomondo workouts across all the hottest devices out there. With our latest iOS version 10.0 update, we’re doing just that, and more. Continue reading Time to Get Personal with the Apple Watch

A Smartwatch App That Stands Alone

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Android Wear fans, you asked and we listened. We are thrilled to introduce our very first standalone app for Android Wear!  Our standalone app for the Sony Smartwatch 3 lets you enjoy the benefits of Android Wear and Endomondo together at last. Continue reading A Smartwatch App That Stands Alone

Share Your Commitments With Friends

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Last month, we wanted to help you stick to your resolutions by making a commitment to yourself. We got a lot of great feedback on the release of our Commitments feature, which lets you set a weekly fitness goal and follow the progress made towards it. If you missed our how-to post, you can check it out here. We’ve now added some of your suggestions to our Android 10.7 and iOS 9.7 updates to help improve how you commit to your goals, no matter what they are. Maybe your main fitness goal is to run faster or to get in better shape. Depending on where you start off from, it can seem like it will take forever to get there. That’s why breaking it down into smaller, accessible goals will help you realize the real progress you’re making. With Commitments, you can find your motivation in reaching a goal each week, and pat yourself on the back for those milestones you hit along the way towards your overall fitness goal. Speaking of which, remember to reward yourself for those fitness feats, because you’ve earned it!

Continue reading Share Your Commitments With Friends

Why We’re Merging Our PRO and Free Android Apps

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To make progress, there has to be change, and this belief is what ensures we keep innovating with our app. Ever since we launched our PRO version in 2010, we’ve been working hard to keep updating it, as well as our Free app and our Premium feature set. Our focus is now, and has always been, to offer you the best features and most optimized experience each time you use Endomondo. In order to to that, we are simplifying our user experience by merging our PRO and free apps on Android into one. This means that after the 10.7. release, the PRO app will no longer be updated with new features. If you are currently using our PRO app, we kindly ask that you download and use our Free app from now on. Continue reading Why We’re Merging Our PRO and Free Android Apps

Challenge Your Friends and Commit to a Goal This New Year

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It’s that time of year again where resolutions and good intentions abound. Still, we all know that without a goal to stick to, it’s hard to see those resolutions through to the end. To help keep you on track and get 2015 off to a great start, we’re giving our Android and iOS users two new goal-oriented features – Commitments and Create a Challenge in-app.

Many of you like to step up and create your own challenges. Whether you create them for yourself or for a few select friends, sharing a goal and watching each other’s progress on the leaderboard is a lot of fun. A bit of friendly competition never hurts, right? Speaking of your own progress, we’re giving you a sneak peek at our latest feature – Commitments. If you’ve just decided to make your New Year’s resolution, you’re right on time to try out our Commitments feature and use it to stick to your 2015 goals on a week-to-week basis.  We’ve made two simple guides to walk you through creating your Commitments and Challenges. Continue reading Challenge Your Friends and Commit to a Goal This New Year

Now on Android – Pebble and Jabra Pulse Support, and More!

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A few months ago, we announced our Pebble integration on iOS. The response was great, so we’re really excited to announce that we now also support Pebble on Android, along with some other cool features in the latest Android release – version 10.5.

Pebble on Android:
Connecting your Endomondo app with a Pebble watch is easy. Simply go to ‘Settings’ in the app , then ‘Smartwatch’ and then ‘Pebble’ to connect with your Pebble.

Our Android app for Pebble lets you start, pause or stop a workout while exercising, just like the iOS version. You’ll be able to control the app directly from your Pebble watch without having to reach for your phone. The app will also display up to three different stats on your Pebble, such as distance covered, heart rate or workout duration. Your Endomondo app sends vibrating alerts to your Pebble at a given distance or duration you’ve covered (same intervals as your audio settings), and will briefly display a performance summary. Continue reading Now on Android – Pebble and Jabra Pulse Support, and More!

A Day In The Life Of…

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Have you been keeping track of every step of your day? Well, if you are an iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus user, you may be doing just that with Endomondo Life. We hope that you’ve been discovering just how active you are throughout your day, and that with Life, you get inspired to move more and raise your goals as you progress. To help you get more out of Life, we’ve added more features – new visuals and personalized notifications.

Fresh features on Endomondo Life:

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Your day just got more graphic, in a good way with the “Your Day” bar chart. Check it out in the screenshot above, which shows what an action-packed day could look like. Your Day shows your level of activity spread out over the course of a 24-hour day. The activity level for each hour is calculated based on both the length of the activity, and the intensity of the activity. So, 20 minutes of high intensity, heavy activity will be shown as a higher bar than 25 minutes of light activity. Heavy activity is defined as 620 steps or more in a 5 minute period.

New notifications

A little extra encouragement never hurt anyone, and we want to support your efforts to stay active by giving you more tailored reminders and updates throughout your day. We’ve developed a new notification system to make your experience much more personal and more fun. Based on your activity level, you’ll get one of 50+ notifications which will let you know how far you are from reaching your goal, or if you’ve been busy, you’ll be notified when you reach it.

We hope these new features help you stay even more active and that you remember that every little bit counts when getting fit.

Enjoy every step of your day!

The Endomondo Team

 

Getting Social With Your Monthly Stats

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Do you like posting your Endomondo workouts on Facebook and Twitter? Or, are you into checking in at the gym and sharing your workout selfies whenever you train? Well, that’s great and all, but we want to help you outdo your own fitness sharing by letting you post your monthly stats straight from your Endomondo emails to Facebook or Twitter. It’s easy. All you have to do is log in to the email account linked to your Endomondo profile and check out your awesome stats. After that, you can click on the Facebook or Twitter buttons right below your stats to get this:

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Right now, you can only post it to the browser versions of your Facebook and Twitter accounts, but we hope to offer you a straight-to-app post option in the future.

If you are sitting there reading this and wondering, “What email? I didn’t get one!?”, don’t panic. Even though this option is selected by default, at some point you probably unchecked the “Periodic activity report” under the Periodic in your notification settings. You can opt to start receiving these monthly updates from your notification settings on Endomondo.com (browser, not app) by simply checking the box and saving your new settings. That way, you can start seeing those monthly reports and share them with your friends so they can see how fit you’re really getting.

The “Your activity in October” email will be sent out on the first Monday of November, and the first-Monday-of-the-month rule will be applied going forward. Please note that it can take up to 48 hours to send out activity emails to all our users.

So go ahead and share your stats to get your friends motivated too!

Free your endorphins!

The Endomondo Team

Here, There and Everywear – Endomondo is Now on Android Wear!

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Many of you have been eagerly questioning us about integration with Android Wear. It’s time to get your answers. Today, we are delighted to announce a massive update, which aside from Android Wear integration, also includes another coveted wearable integration – Samsung Gear S – as well as some cool new Android app features.

Android Wear:
First off, let’s jump right in to our Android Wear integration.  Android Wear support is included in the free version of our app. To make it work, you just need to pair the Smartwatch via the Android Wear app.

There are several ways to start a workout on Android Wear. You can either:

  1. Scroll down to the three-dot menu, select the Endomondo app and hit the start button,
  2. Start the workout on your phone, press the notification you get on your Android Wear when it pops up and swipe to the “Open” button, or
  3. Use the nifty Voice Activation feature and say “Start Endomondo”, “Start a workout”, “Start a bike ride” or “Start a run”.

On Android Wear, you can swipe between three display pages, and each of them can show up to 2 different stats. To define the stats, access your Endomondo app settings, select “Smartwatches”, and choose Android Wear to define zones on your display.

Samsung Gear S:
After introducing Samsung Gear Fit, Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo integration, we are adding support for yet another member of Samsung wearable tech family: Samsung Gear S!

Samsung Gear S lets you start, pause or stop a workout while your Endomondo app is running in the background. You can swipe between three page displays and each of them can show up to three different stats, such as heart rate, distance, speed or workout duration. To change our default settings and configure which stats you would like to see, access Smartwatches in your Endomondo app settings. Gear S not only measures your heart rate, it can then show this data in your Endomondo app and on your Gear S display. The sensor, located on the backside of the watch, sends the heart rate data to the Endomondo app, but this can be disabled if you prefer to use a heart rate strap instead.

To make the Endomondo app “talk” with your Samsung Gear S, you need to download the Gear Manager app, access Samsung Gear Apps and install the Endomondo Sports Tracker for Gear app. This app could only be linked to one Android app, which means that our PRO users must use our Free app when using Gear S! But fear not – when you download the Free version and log in with the account associated with your PRO app, all your PRO features will be automatically unlocked.

FYI, the Android Wear app offers Heart Rate data support for the Smartwatches that have built-in heart rate monitors (currently Motorola Moto 360 and Samsung Live).

New Training plan creation wizard and overview:
Creating a Training Plan is easier than ever. When you select Training Plan from the menu, you’ll find the Training Plan creation wizard, which explains how the plans work. We’ve also added a new training plans overview to provide you with better information about your training.

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Twitter sharing from the app:
Tweet your workouts effortlessly. You can now share your individual workouts to Twitter right from the Android app or set auto-sharing of your workout at the start or the end of a workout. You can do so from the social screen after you stop your workout or access the app’s Connect and Share settings and tap  ‘Manage Twitter sharing’:

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Android users, we hope you get a kick out of our latest update! Now, you have even more wearable options to pair with the app and new features to keep you going strong. We have another Android wearable integration in the works, so stay tuned for more on that coming up!

Free your endorphins!
The Endomondo Team