iPhone App Review: Endomondo Pro

$4.99
Category: Health & Fitness
Updated: Jul 27, 2012
Version: 6.2.0
Size: 8.5 MB
Languages: English, Danish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
Seller: Endomondo LLC
© 2011 Endomondo LLC
Rated 4+
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G and iPad Wi-Fi + 4G.Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Use your mobile as a free personal trainer and fitness partner! Using the built-in GPS, Endomondo Sports Tracker tracks your fitness – running, cycling, walking and any other distance based sport. On top, you get audio feedback on your performance during your workout and your friends can follow you live and send you peptalks in real-time.

PRO features: – Interval programs: Choose from 3 programs or create your own with time & distance intervals (NEW) – Graphs: View graphs with your lap times, heart rate, speed and altitude throughout the workout – Beat yourself: Set a previous workout as your goal and the audio coach will help you perform better this time – Time goal: Choose a duration for your workout and the audio coach will help you reach the time goal – Calorie goal: Set a calorie goal for your workout and the audio coach will guide you

Free features: – Track any outdoor sport including duration, distance, speed and calories – Get audio feedback for every mile or km while exercising – Check out the newsfeed with recent workouts and other activities done by your friends – Send peptalks to your friends in real-time from the newsfeed (you write a message that is played aloud to them a few seconds later) and comment on their workouts – Track your heart rate (works with ANT+ heart rate monitors and requires a Fisica Sensor Key, more info at store.endomondo.com) – Set a distance goal and have the audio coach speak to that as your target – Study routes nearby and use the map to navigate your way around – View history of workouts and study split times per km or mile – Race against a friend’s time and have the audio coach help you perform better – Compete on a specific route nearby and Race against the route champion – Set the app to pause automatically when you are not moving – Enable countdown (customizable) – Customize the main screen to show the information that you find most valuable – Enter a workout manually, e.g., a treadmill run, spinning or weight training – Sign up with your Facebook account – Use Facebook and/or phone book to hook up with your friends on Endomondo

John had been using Endomondo for a long time to track his mountain biking whereas I started using for my mini workouts recently. Endomondo is a fun way to push myself to exercise more as I can track my history of workouts, know how much calories I’ve burned, how far I’ve gone and how long I’ve exercised.

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It is easy to use, just sign up an account (for linking to online Endomondo.com) and start tracking any of my workouts. I started off the other by walking. Although Endomondo is made for distance based workouts, it also accommodates any other kind of workout.

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Even things like Pilates and Martial Arts which are pretty stationary.

During the workout, a voice will let me know when I reach 1km. I can also view where I had been on a map. I also used the Endomondo website to track where John has cycled while he is still on the road.
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The above workout stats are not posted directly from the Endomondo app though. I have to take a screen capture from my iPhone and then manually upload it. It will be nice if it has an automatic send to Facebook feature. At the moment, Endomondo can post my workouts to Facebook but just as a status that is linked to the Endomondo.com site showing this picture.
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From the site I can see which date I had been out doing some workout, for how long, how fast, how much calories used etc. It is really quite detailed. It really can be a free personal trainer as it does motivate me to want to do more to fill up that August schedule so it is not that empty.

Today, I did stair climbing but not using real stairs, just using my stepper.
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Endomondo app showed my history of workouts so I know which date I did what, how far, how long and the calories used. Obviously I am not doing enough! But I love this app as I want to fill up this page.

Endomondo is also a very social oriented app. I can add friends from Facebook and from my phone contacts. I can then see what my friends are up to, when they last worked out etc. This can be motivating too, as seeing your friends work out will push you to workout more too, that is if you are the competitive type.
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Endomondo free well is free for all to try and it’s a really good app in itself. This app is not just for the iPhone but for all makes of phones. Just checkout the main site to get the app.

Endomondo Pro that I am using is well, for the pros, hey. It can set goals and you get a cool graph. If you’re totally into fitness and workout lots, Pro is the way to go.

Disclaimer: I was not paid for this review. However, I did receive the product for free to assist in my reviews. The opinions in this blog post are 100% mine.

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