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.
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!
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!
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.
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:
- Scroll down to the three-dot menu, select the Endomondo app and hit the start button,
- 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
- 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. If you want to check out your location, simply tap to expand your map view 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.
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’:
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
Continuing Strong Wearable Development in 2014, Endomondo’s Fitness App Expands Reach to More Devices and Users
COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Oct. 8, 2014 – After releasing updates earlier this year for Samsung Gear Fit and Gear 2, Garmin, TomTom and Pebble iOS users; the popular Endomondo Sports Tracker app now integrates today with Android Wear devices, as well as the Samsung Gear S smartwatch.
The free Android Wear update delivers a total of six real-time fitness stats across three screens. A simple swipe lets users move through data, and information can be assigned to different pages with ease. Further, the integration allows people to easily start/pause/stop a workout while on the go.
The Samsung Gear S integration works similarly, but allows users to select between a total of nine configurable stats such as speed, distance or workout duration. Additionally, the built-in Gear S heart rate monitor can now supply data to Endomondo. Continue reading Endomondo Sports Tracker Integrates With Android Wear and Samsung Gear S
After we announced Samsung Gear Fit integration, we got a LOT of questions regarding when we would release Gear 2 support. Well, have no fear, Gear 2 support is here! We’ve just finished working out the kinks and are happy to reveal that the integration is operating smoothly.
The update includes support for Samsung Gear 2 Neo as well. For a list of supported devices, scroll down here.
Samsung Gear 2 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 (as long as you have updated your app to version 10.3.1).
Unlike Gear Fit, which doesn’t feature heart rate monitoring, Gear 2 can both measure your heart rate and then show this data in your Endomondo app and on your Gear 2 display. The sensor, located on the backside of the watch, sends the heart rate data to the Endomondo app, but this can be disabled (from version 10.3.1 and up) if you prefer to use a heart rate strap instead.
How to make it work:
To make Endomondo app “talk ” with your Samsung Gear 2, you need to download Gear Manager app, access Samsung Gear Apps and install the Endomondo Sports Tracker for Gear 2 app. We could only link this app to one Android app, which means that our PRO users must use our Free app when using Gear 2!
Want to snap some pics of your workout? Gear 2 has got you covered. Samsung Gear 2 has a camera (though Gear 2 Neo does not), so you can take pictures while exercising and add them afterwards to your workout on your phone. To do this, you need to do it in the Endomondo app after the workout is completed.
We hope you enjoy tracking with your new Gear and Endomondo!
The Endomondo Team
Compatible with 17 Samsung Android Smartphones
COPENHAGEN, Denmark – August 13, 2014 – Furthering support for wearables, Endomondo today announces integration of its popular Endomondo Sports Tracker app with the Samsung Gear Fit and Samsung Gear 2. Endomondo’s new feature is compatible with 17 of Samsung’s Android smartphones linking to the two devices.
Endomondo paired with the Gear Fit or Gear 2 lets users start, pause or stop a workout without reaching for smartphones. Data such as distance, time exercising, calories burned and more can be displayed, and the built-in HR monitor is supported on Gear 2. Users can also set the smartwatch’s display to be light or dark for easy viewing. Continue reading Endomondo Fitness App Now Connects With Samsung Gear Fit and Gear 2
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.
2013 is already a week old and we’re excited about what the New Year will bring! Before we look into what to expect from Endomondo in 2013, let’s first have a look at what happened in 2012. Continue reading 2012 Round-Up: A Year of Endorphins
We released a NEW update of the Android app – version 8.4.2. The new Audio Coach customization accommodates the two most requested features on our forum. We’re also bringing multiple languages and voices to the Audio Coach, a Step Counter, and the ability to view friends’ workouts and cadence directly in the app. Continue reading New Android App Update Offers Audio Coach Customization, a Step Counter and More