How to Pick the Perfect Training Plan

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Maybe you’ve bitten by the running bug or maybe you’re just looking to get yourself into better shape. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned runner, embracing running as part of your healthy habits is a great way to focus on your fitness. Continue reading How to Pick the Perfect Training Plan

Make Running Your Best Habit

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn

There are tons of great motivations for getting into running. Maybe it’s shedding that extra weight from the holidays, preparing for running season, or breaking your all-time personal best. Continue reading Make Running Your Best Habit

Why We Love What We Do—Leszek’s Story

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We think our community is awesome, and so we love sharing your inspirational stories with the world. There’s this sense of pride which permeates the office every time we hear that our app has had an impact on your lives, because these are the moments which remind us that we are making a difference. Continue reading Why We Love What We Do—Leszek’s Story

Introducing Premium on Windows Phone

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We’re thrilled to announce that the third major Windows Phone app update in seven months has been released!

Our app for Windows Phone now offers Premium features – customizable training plans and audio coach settings, low power mode, ad free experience and more. If you already are a Premium user, all you need to do to get these features for your Windows Phone app is to upgrade to the latest 9.3.0.1 version. There are also a bunch of new, highly-requested free features included in this release!

Premium features:

Training plans
You can now create a training plan right in the app. When the Endomondo app is launched, you will see the planned workout for that particular day. In the main app menu, you’ll find the Training Plan tab, where you can see all the past and future workouts within your training plan.
As we work with diverse interval trainings to enhance variety and intensity of the training plan, the audio coach will guide you through the workout, by informing you when each interval starts and how fast to go. Notifications are being sent to you when you have a planned workout. These can of course be disabled.

Audio coach customization – Lap feedback
All Premium users on Windows Phone can now customize the audio coach based on time or distance intervals and choose what parameters to get feedback on. You can choose whether the Audio Coach should be time-based (e.g. every 3 minutes) or distance-based (e.g. every 500 m). Distance can be set from 100 m and time can be set from 15 sec. You can also specify what you want to hear specifically, toggling on/off the following options: Total distance, Total duration, Lap distance/duration, Calories, Lap speed, Lap pace, Avg. speed, Avg. pace, Heart rate, Avg. heart rate, Goal and Goal reached. You can also opt for getting an indication when you’re in the middle of interval.

Low power mode
Low Power mode significantly decreases the upload frequency of workout data to the server during tracking but has no influence on GPS accuracy.

Calorie and duration goal
Define a calorie or duration goal for your workout and let the audio coach guide you along the way.

Free features:

Audio coach customization – New languages
You can choose from 6 different languages: English, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish. You need to install the language first and there are a few accent options for some languages.

Notifications
We added a notification inbox where you can view notifications of likes and comments and accept/reject friend and challenge invites
– Live Tile notification
Front side shows our logo and number of notifications and the latest notification is displayed on the backside.
– ‘Toast’ notifications, in WP 8.1 – integration with notification center

Tag ‘Friends’ on workouts
If you have been working out with your friends, you tag them afterwards. When you press stop on your workout, you’ll go to social screen where your can just press friend icon and choose from your friends. The app will even suggest friends for you to tag.

Privacy settings
You don’t need to go to our website anymore to control your privacy settings.

Full (almost) profile editing
You can edit your profile right in the app besides changing the password and adding emails.

Goal dashboard field (free feature if using distance goal)
Data field showing count down to remaining goal / interval

We hope you’ll enjoy freeing your endorphins with this new release.

New Releases on Android and iPhone Improve Training Plans Features

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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.

Training Plan Create

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).

Spring Season Calls for Training Plans

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We spotted this Easter bunny running around the office! By the way, a rabbit is a symbol for the fastest lap of your workout at Endomondo…do you have any plans to bring it on and speed it up in the spring season?

We’ve developed Endomondo to make it more fun and engaging to workout, and to help you accomplish your fitness goals. In April we’ll make this even easier for our Premium users with customized Training Plans – more info will follow soon.

Our effort to support you in your training also extends to our blog. Recently we blogged about Interval Training for Newbies, offering good pieces of advice from experts. If there is a fitness topic you would like to know more about, let us know.