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Enrich Your Tweets With New Endomondo Workout Posts

If you’re part of the Twitterverse, you might be sharing your Endomondo workouts on Twitter. And, if you are auto-posting these workouts, then you might have noticed that the posts now include more than just a simple line of text.

Starting this week, we introduced Twitter Cards as a part of Endomondo workout posts, so you can give your followers a more exciting overview of your workouts!

When you share your workouts on Twitter, your posts will now show your map, status message and pictures – as long as you’ve added them after your workout and if your privacy settings allow it.

Take a look at the screenshot of the new Twitter workout post:

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In your “Connect” settings at endomondo.com, you can choose to auto-post new workouts to Twitter. The workout will be posted to Twitter 5 minutes after you’re done, so make sure you add a status message and pictures within those 5 minutes to have them included in the Twitter post.

FYI, we don’t share maps, pictures or a status message if your privacy settings aren’t set to “Public”, so remember to adjust your settings accordingly. The map won’t be shown if the workout is indoor based or if you add one picture.

Update for our BlackBerry 10 Users

If you have a BB10 phone, you may have noticed that the latest version of Endomondo for BB10 is not on par with the quality we generally deliver.

The main issue that users are reporting is GPS-related: either it takes a long time for the app to find the GPS, or it tracks but it doesn’t indicate it, or the signal simply doesn’t kick in. Taking in all your feedback, we’ve been bug-hunting like crazy and we think we’ve tracked down the issue, which is caused by certain chipsets. We are running some tests with different BlackBerry phones that have the right chipset, and we hope to have this issue resolved ASAP. Read more

iPhone App Update Is Out Now – Featuring Pebble Integration!

Sometimes, being fashionably late is a good thing. Especially when it means polishing yourself up a little bit more. Pebble smartwatch users have been clamoring for an Endomondo integration, that would give them all the benefits of our app while using their Pebble and leaving their phone in their pocket. With our latest iOS update, we’ve now added Pebble integration. Endomondo’s app for Pebble syncs with iPhone 4S and all iPhone 5 models. Download Endomondo’s Pebble app from the Pebble appstore and try it now.

We made a short video to show you the integration in action. Check it out:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_4Ur1AJti4

Getting started:
To sync Endomondo data between a Pebble device and your iPhone, simply go to ‘Settings’ in the Endomondo app to connect with a Pebble device. Make sure that you have the most recent Endomondo iPhone app version (9.2.0).

Benefits:
Control within your reach: Endomondo’s app for Pebble lets you start, pause or stop a workout while exercising. No need to reach for your phone – control the app directly from your Smartwatch! The app can also display up to three different stats, such as distance traveled, heart rate or workout duration.

Feel the vibe: the Endomondo app gives vibrating alerts on the Pebble at each mile or kilometer you’ve covered, and will briefly display a performance summary for the distance. We’ll extend this feedback for each lap within a few months.

Our Android users should be on the lookout for Pebble support later this year. We’re on it, so keep checking back!

Aside from Pebble Integration, we’ve worked on amping up some iOS app features:

Improved voice for audio feedback
We’ve improved the quality of audio feedback – the audio coach has a smoother, more natural voice thanks to the fact that we switched to iOS built-in speech synthesis. Audio coach is now available in English and Danish, and we plan on adding more languages in upcoming releases.

Workout maps included in the news feed
The News feed has become more vibrant – workout maps for most distance-based workouts have been added, so you can see where your friends were working out right in the news feed.

Full-screen photo slider
Yet another feature to make your news feed even more vivid is that you can now view pictures your friends have attached to their workouts in full-screen. If there’s more than one picture, you can simply swipe between them.

Improved GPS status indicator
We changed the way the GPS status indicator works so that it reacts much faster. So, if you get a GPS fix, it will take much less time to reflect that by turning the GPS status indicator from red to green. Additionally, the indicator is now more reliable – it only turns green if you have a good fix.

We hope you enjoy the latest iOS app features and Pebble integration.

Have fun freeing your endorphins!

The Endomondo Team

Windows Phone Users, We Have Some News To Get Your Pulse Up: Heart Rate Support Now Available

Windows Phone users, rejoice! Following the relaunch of our Windows Phone 8 app in April, we’ve been working on a second update to give our Windows Phone users better features and functionality. We received lots of great feedback and we hope you’ll like the new version 9.1.0.3.

This latest update includes a series of improvements aimed at delivering smoother performance as well as many sought-after features:

· Heart rate monitoring – we now support Bluetooth low energy heart rate belts, so you can get your heart rate data directly in the history, and check your performance throughout your workouts. Works with Zephyr HxM BT on Windows Phone 8 and with all BTLE heart rate monitors on Windows Phone 8.1. Please note that Windows Phone 8.1 is available only on Nokia Lumia 630 and 930 at the moment. If you downloaded the Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview on other Windows Phone device, BTLE heart rate monitors will not be supported – you need to wait for the official Windows Phone 8.1 release.

· Calorie calculations – you now get even more detailed calorie data for all your workouts to help you keep track of your fitness goals.

· More settings – you can now personalize your app more by adding your weight, height, age and gender in the settings menu.

· More social features – we’ve enhanced the news feed on WP8, so you can like, comment, send pep talks, view photos, see the mini map, and even open friends’ workouts.

· Add pictures – you can now attach pictures to your workouts.

· Bug fixes – we’ve addressed some bugs including the auto-pause crash and manual workout sport selection issues.

We hope this update helps you get moving and we will continue towork on adding even more great features for WP8 in future releases. We’d love to hear your feedback, so please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!

Have fun freeing your endorphins!

Meet the new Endomondo for Windows Phone 8

We’re happy to share with you that our new Windows Phone 8 app is now live and available in the Windows Store. Update to version 9.0.0.2 today and enjoy a much nicer and more stable experience.

As previously noted, the main purpose of this release is to get the app up to date so that we have a solid foundation to build new features and a killer app on.

We want to thank the more than 1500 users who signed up to beta test the app. We appreciate your help and welcome any additional feedback.

Here’s a rundown of the main improvements.

Design overhaul and new navigation
The first thing you’ll notice is that the app got a major makeover. It’s now much more Windows Phone and much more 2014 and the usability has improved a lot.

The app still starts at the workout tracker screen but if you slide to the side, you’ll find the new main navigation with easy access to your News Feed, History, Friends, Map and Settings.

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History sync
The history in the app now syncs with Endomondo.com which means that any workouts done with other devices like Garmin or our app on another phone, are now also visible in the app on Windows Phone.

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Text-to-speech and map updates
We’ve improved the audio coach a lot and updated all maps to use Windows Phone 8 maps.

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Facebook single sign-on and sharing
You can now log in easily with Facebook and you can share your workouts on Facebook directly from the app.

Refreshed login flow with intro guide and various bug fixes
In addition to this, we’ve given the login flow an overhaul too and a number of bugs have been fixed.

We hope you’ll take the new app for a spin. Any feedback is welcome at windows.support@endomondo.com or in the comments.

Have fun freeing your endorphins!

Introducing Statistics on Android and iPhone for Premium users

When we introduced our subscription solution, we committed to continuously add value for our Premium users. Today, we are thrilled to introduce Mobile Statistics – the newest addition to Premium on Android and iPhone. We believe that having a nice overview of your hard-earned workout data right in the app is motivating and we hope you’ll enjoy the new feature.

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Before we dig into the specifics of Statistics, please note that users who are not currently Premium members have a chance of trying out Premium including Mobile Statistics for a month at no cost. Just enter code VIEW-MY-STATS during checkout here by the end of April 2014.

How it works
Statistics let you analyze your performance over time. The stats view can be personalized to show exactly the metric you prefer: Number of workouts, distance, duration or calories. To choose your metric, just click on the current metric which will default be set to either Distance or Calories. Further, the charts can be divided into Days/Month, Weeks/Year or Months/Year – and even a few others on Android. Change your setting by clicking on the current time period in the chart’s header.

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Each sport has its own color and your performance in the previous period is illustrated with a light grey bar in the background. If for example you choose the Months/Year view, the grey bar for April shows your total performance last year in April for comparison.

Finally, Premium users on iPhone can filter stats by sport and #hashtag, e.g., to keep track of the mileage done in your running shoes. You’ll find these filtering options in the top bar – and they can actually be applied to your history list as well. These filtering options will be introduced on Android in one of the next releases. We also plan on including a full-screen landscape view on both platforms.

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Endobeautify Launched to Help Users ‘Look’ Good

Designed as a motivational tool that helps people get and stay fit, we understand that demands of modern existence leave people no time to work out. But to provide the illusion of a healthy lifestyle for those slaving away at work, Endomondo proudly announces the launch of Endobeautify. With Endobeautify, the only thing that’s lazy is your imagination!

Because of Endomondo’s social nature — and the fact that workout updates can be posted to newsfeeds on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter — it’s possible for friends and family to see you’ve been slacking off on exercise. But with Endobeautify, you can fabricate a complete fitness history, including workout duration and calories burned, going back five years.

Stuck in a rut running/biking/walking the same old routes? Endobeautify can generate maps to make it appear as if you’ve jogged the streets of London, cycled the Alps, hiked across the Gobi, or even competed in Sochi events. To support your worldly claims, Endobeautify’s imaging software creates plausible photos to be shared on Instagram or across other social networks. Completing the ruse, Endobeautify’s AI engine generates supportive likes, posts and shares to validate your ‘triumphs.’

Endobeautify is available in beta from April 1, 2014. Please write event@endomondo.com if you would like to help us test the new feature.

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The King of Android Updates Is Out – App Version 10.0

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.

Updated Graphs
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.

Improved Maps
We added support for Google Maps v2 offering more map features, such as terrain map, rotate and tilt gestures, compass and more.

Google+ Sharing
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.

ANT+
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.

The Windows Phone Update Is Cooking

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.

#Tagging #Update

Workout tagging
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

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