As some of you may recall, a few weeks back Google offered up a bunch of apps at 49¢ each. One of those apps that really caught my eye was Endomondo Pro. In a nutchell, Endomondo is an app that tracks your fitness, no matter what activity you are doing. Whether you’ re a walker, biker, runner or whatever this app will be invaluable to you.
Features include the ability to track your distance, duration, avg. speed, avg. pace, and calories. And, when done, what better way to share your successful workouts than with your Facebook friends! I love this nifty option as I can share with a click of the button or have it automatically done each time.
Personally, I don’t do the auto share because I stop and restart sometimes or take a few moments to get going.
Although available as a free app, I love the Pro option of challenging myself to beat the last time or distance. Along those lines, the free version lets you challenge friends on Endomondo and/or give real-time pep talks! If you tie to Facebook, your workouts will go to your news feed provided by Endomondo. As a side note, going to their website and setting up an optional profile is very easy. What’s more, Endomondo also makes it a breeze to do so through the app itself.
Currently, the Pro version is now $3.99 in the market, the free version of Endomondo lets you use a bunch of the same features without spending any cash. As a friendly recap, here’s a look at the details for both editions of Endomondo.
- Graphs: Play around with speed & altitude curves, lap times and playlists that interact with the map (NEW)
- Beat yourself: Set a previous workout as your target and the audio coach will help you perform better this time
- Low Power Mode: Increases battery standby time
- Time goal: Set a time goal and let the audio coach help you reach it
- Calorie goal: Set a calorie goal and get live audio feedback during your workout
- Real time GPS tracking of time, distance, speed & calories
- Audio feedback for every mile or km
- Real time peptalks from friends following you live
- Workout route on a map
- History with lap times
- Sharing of workouts on Facebook
- Beat a friend: Go against a friend’s personal best
- Compete on a route: Download a route and beat the Champion
- News feed with your friend’s latest activities (NEW)
- Social widget showing the friends recently active (NEW)
- Summary page for each workout (NEW)
- Heart rate support: Polar Wearlink® + transmitter with Bluetooth® and Zephyr heart rate monitor
- Support for ANT+ Bike Speed & Cadence and heart rate monitor sensors
- Headset control: Use the headset media button to get audio feedback and pause/resume a workout (wired headset & Android 2.2+)
- Manual entry of workouts
- Auto pause
- Customizable workout screen (long press to change)
Optional profile at Endomondo.com for further analysis, statistics, social challenges and sharing.
What apps are you using to get into shape or to stay more active? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below.