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.
Gear Fit and Gear 2 support is part of the latest Endomondo Sports Tracker app, which can be downloaded free from Google Play. Gear 2 users must also download the Endomondo companion app through the Galaxy Gear Manager.
“Endomondo is one of the most popular fitness networks,” said Lee Epting, Vice President Media Solution Center Europe, Samsung Electronics. “This is why it is important for us to be working together. As wearable technology advances, Gear users will have access to the latest and best features that support fitness.”
Mette Lykke, Endomondo’s CEO/Co-Founder, said “Endomondo now integrates with Gear Fit and Gear 2, as well as other smartwatches and numerous heart rate monitors. Our goal is to make Endomondo the leading companion app for fitness fans, so syncing with Samsung devices is a logical part of our ongoing development for wearable technology entering the mobile fitness space.”
Founded in 2007, 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 connects users with like-minded people and encourages the sharing of experiences and support. 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 across social networks.
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Jim Llewellyn, for Endomondo