The version number of our latest release on Android app – 10.0 suggests that this release has more to offer than just some bug fixes. It does indeed include some of the most requested features and we hope you will enjoy tracking with our Endomondo Sports Tracker app on Android like never before. So which new features are we talking about?
Bluetooth Low Energy
We kept you waiting for some time, but we are now bringing support for the Bluetooth Low Energy HR monitors on Android. The support for BLE Speed and Cadence devices will be added in one of the next releases. Big thanks goes to almost 200 Android users who joined our Beta testing community at Google+, and helped us testing various Android phones with all kinds of BLE HR monitors. We couldn’t have done this without your support – thanks.
Premium and PRO users on Android can enjoy bigger and better graphs on the map.
Lock Screen Widget
Check out the picture showing our new Lock screen widget. It enables you to view your workout data while the screen is locked. You can change the display fields and the text color. Please note that the widget is available only on Android 4.2 and up.
We added support for Google Maps v2 offering more map features, such as terrain map, rotate and tilt gestures, compass and more.
It is now possible to share your workouts on Google+ right from the app after you finish a workout. When you press the G+ icon, you will have the option to choose which circles on Google+ you want to share your workout with and you can also edit the post. If you add a status message, the same message will be included in Google+ post.
We introduce a completely new ANT+ implementation using “ANT Plugins”. Please reconnect to your sensors as it connects in a new way and we therefore had to delete your current sensor list.
Get Started Tutorial
We made this mini tutorial especially for Endomondo newbies, but everybody is welcome to have a look to get more familiar with the app by following our workout tutorial. You can find it in the top right menu on the Workout screen.
You can download the Endomondo Sports Tracker app for Android at Google Play. If you like our new features, we would appreciate if you took a minute to help others discover Endomondo by rating us.
We look forward to sharing with you an update for Windows Phone in April. We’ve gotten a ton of feedback on what our main priorities should be and we greatly appreciate your input and enthusiasm.
In the first release this year, we’ll focus on getting the app up to date so that we have a solid foundation to build new features and a killer app on. This is planned to include better stability, updated navigation and design, ability to run in background, two-way history sync and some additional improvements.
After that, we will be ready to prioritize more new functionality. The feature requests so far concentrate around motivation types (especially interval training and goal settings), heart rate integration, audio coach improvements and training plans.
Feel free to put in your 5 cents in the comments if you haven’t yet. Thank you for your support.
It’s great to see that so many of you have started using our tagging feature. Based on the usage of tags and the feedback we have received, we’ve made some changes to the feature. We hope this will make it easier for you to tag your workouts and filter the tags in the future.
We have updated tagging so it follows the standard of #tagging known from Twitter and Facebook. Spaces and special characters in tags are no longer allowed (previously allowed on the website) – tags can now contain only letters and numbers. This ensures that the tags on the website and in the app will be the same and work elsewhere when shared. As a result, you can tag your workouts using #tags, easily share it on Facebook, Twitter and other sites – and benefit from the #tag filters these sites have. Read more
As you have surely noticed if you have a Windows Phone, it has been a while since we last updated Endomondo on this platform. We’re happy to share with you that we will soon bring new features to the Windows Phone app. We expect the first release to come out in April and more will follow after that.
We invite you to help us prioritize. While we understand that you probably want the same feature set as we have on iOS and Android, we can’t deliver everything at once. We need to do this in phases and that’s why we’re asking for your opinion. So, mentioning one thing only, what should be our top priority on Windows Phone? Let us know in the comments.
Thank you for your patience and continued support – and please keep the feedback coming at firstname.lastname@example.org
With the latest release on iPhone app 8.8.0. we have improved a layout of the Workout screen. The most noticeable change is the new access to Map screen. You can slide or tap between Workout and Map screens more easily – notice the arrow icon on the picture. Read more
The last Endomondo app release of 2013 goes to our Android users – vers. 9.3.1.
Premium and PRO users on Android can enjoy full screen graphs with speed, altitude and heart rate data (see picture below). This feature is coming on iPhone in January 2014.
The rest of the new features are available for all users. We made new main menu navigation. Our graphic designers touched up some of the app icons and added a bit of color to them, which is visible on the picture as well. News feed has also been given some attention and made nicer with Maps inline. The improved layout is especially noticable on larger phone screens or tablets.
From this version on, we require mobiles to have at least Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Older Android phones can still download and use version 9.2.2.
As we introduced the Training Plans two months ago, we knew that the job was by no means done and there are plenty of possibilities how to make this feature even more engaging and motivating. We also received plenty of ideas for enhancements regarding the Training Plans. We appreciate all the feedback you gave us, which is why the new releases on Android (vers. 9.2.0.) and iPhone (8.7.0.) primarily address your call for better audio feedback and more website features to be available in the app. In other words, we have improved the Audio Coach for both Training Plans and Interval Training and you can now create a Training Plan right in the app.
Create a Training Plan in the app
You can now create a personal Training Plan directly in the app. The setup includes three steps, which will make sure that the training plan helps you to reach your running goal in the best possible way.
Improved Audio Coach
We have improved the Audio Coach for the Training Plans by adding more frequent feedback on your pace and progress.
Those of you, who have already tried the Training Plans, know that most of the planned workouts consist of various intervals. These intervals can be either distance or duration based. Frequency and content of the audio feedback depends on how long the particular interval is.
Without going into too much detail, here are the basic rules:
1. If the interval is shorter than 100m (0,1mile) or 30s: There is no additional Audio Coach feedback
2. If the interval is between 100m-1km (0,1-1mile) or 30s-5min: You will get feedback on the remaining distance or duration and split pace during the interval.
Example: When you have a 600 meter interval, you will hear the Audio Coach every 200m telling you the remaining distance and the split pace.
3. If the interval is longer than 1km (1mile) or 5min: The standard Audio Coach settings will apply. If your planned workout includes such interval, make sure you access you Audio Coach settings and pick what feedback you would like to hear.
Example: If it’s a duration based 10min interval, you can customize your Audio Coach settings to hear your lap pace and heart-rate every minute (or any other option available).
Did you beat your friend’s personal best? Or completed a 3km running test?
We think that your friends should know so they can cheer on and support you. Or complain about how fast you’ve gotten that you managed to beat their PB :-)
That’s why we made a new website feature – Motivations in the News Feed.
These motivations will show up in your friends’ and yours newsfeed, if you select (instead of a Basic workout) one of these options:
- Set a goal (distance, time or calories)
- Beat a friend
- Follow a route
- Beat yourself
- Fitness test
Check out the screenshots, if you e.g. beat your friend’s PB, this information will show up as:
“Managed to beat the personal record of M.P. for 5km (23m:07s), by 0m:55s”
All motivations will be displayed in the news feed while you’re tracking.
However, some of the motivations: Beat yourself and Calorie/Distance/Time Goals will be shown in the News Feed only if you complete the goal.
Motivations in the News Feed is a website-only feature but we will include it into Android and iPhone app in the future.
To all the gear and stats geeks – you can go crazy and tag your workouts as you like with customized workout tags. That means that you can keep track of your total mileage done with your sportsgear, what surface you track on, or anything else you can think of.
How does workout tagging work?
You can tag your workouts by using the ”Add a tag” field on the Workout page at Endomondo.com, or you can use a #hashtag in the Title, Notes or Social Status Update when you fill in these.
Let’s say you go for a trail run in your new shoes, and you want to keep track of your total mileage in those shoes. Then right in the app (Android, iPhone and BlackBerry 10), after hitting stop, you can use the Social Status Update field and add custom tags like: “First #trailrun in my new #Speedcross3 shoes – very good grip.” Then #trailrun and #Speedcross3 will be tagged on the workout (check out the screenshot), which you can see when you look at the workout at Endomondo.com.
As a Premium member, you also get the option to filter and see statistics for your tags at Endomondo.com. At the Statistics page you can filter your stats based on the tags you have added to your workouts, to see e.g. total mileage put in your running shoes, total duration biked with a chain, personal best development when doing trailrunning, or something else you have tagged and want to track.
In the History list view you can search for workouts with specific tags for quick access and comparison of these workouts. See more info here.
Endomondo app for iOS has undergone many subtle yet noticeable UI changes to adopt iOS 7. The latest release (8.5.0.) of the Endomondo app gives the nod to sharpened focus on functionality and muted visual realism of iOS 7. We grabbed the opportunity to revisit core app functionality by offering also a new sign-up flow in this release, even though it wasn’t necessary for the sake of iOS 7.
The biggest change is that the flat UI design is being used across the whole application. Pretty much all gradients and shadows have been removed from UI elements and the sizes of commonly used design elements have changed in some cases.
Even though the size of the status bar is the same as in iOS 6, the appearance of its content has slightly changed. The new status bar on Endomondo iOS 7 is visually connected with the Navigation Bar without any separations and the Endomondo Green brand color has been integrated as a full background color.
The typeface hasn’t been changed, but it has become lighter in weight – text is usually displayed in the light face instead of regular or bold now. Text that should appear more prominent is often displayed in medium face (e.g. the title in Navigation Bar).
Buttons appear as simple colored borderless text links – supplying button background images has been moved away.
Profile pictures have slightly rounded corners and this element also appears on the challenge and route pictures as well as the large buttons.