News Release: Revamped Endomondo.com “Routes” Feature Lets Users Locate Or Create Fitness Paths around the Globe
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Jan. 24, 2013 – Always searching for ways to make exercise more enjoyable, recent updates to Endomondo’s “Routes” feature at its popular fitness social network website now make it possible to pin photos, video or background details to points of interest along a path. The content is then presented to users as they travel the route via the Endomondo Sports Tracker mobile app.
After entering Endomondo.com, users simply click on the “Routes” tab to open a map of the world. Then select a fitness activity and workout distance desired. With the map’s zoom feature, fitness fans can focus on specific communities and find suggested paths traveled by millions of Endomondo users around the world. Once an interesting course is found, simply mark the route as “Favorite” to have it delivered to the free Endomondo Sports Tracker mobile app for iPhone and Android devices.
Whether someone is looking for exciting new exercise routes near their home, or in need of reliable paths during business travels or vacations, the Routes module invites discovery and allows users to rate the quality of trails. People can create and tag their own routes or select from paths formed by others. Endomondo’s Route tool also aids innovation with a unique “Snap to Road” feature that syncs trail formation to existing paths and roads on a map. Individualized routes can then be viewed by Friends or shared with the Endomondo social community at large.
Endomondo Co-Founder Mette Lykke said, “Endomondo was created by fitness fans to make fitness fun. We’ve found that people are more likely to maintain a workout regimen when they have a support group and when exercise remains enjoyable and engaging. With the new Routes module, we make it easy for users to find the best and most motivating places to work out.”
With more than 13 million users joining since launch in 2008, Endomondo remains a highly rated, free mobile app that turns GPS-enabled smartphones into a personal trainer and social motivator capable of tracking workouts, analyzing performance, and can aid in the discovery of new activities and insights into fitness so people become and stay active. Endomondo stands apart from other activity tracking apps in its strong focus on social interaction; and helps users connect with like-minded people and encourages the sharing of experiences and support in achieving collective goals. Users can send friends real-time pep talks while they exercise, compete against friends for fun, challenge co-workers, and share it all on Facebook, Twitter or across the Endomondo social network.
For more information, please visit http://www.endomondo.com.
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Jim Llewellyn, for Endomondo
Mette Lykke, Co-founder of Endomondo
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