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Linz, Austria | Published on: April 14, 2015
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Today Runtastic announced Runtastic Six Pack app and the flagship Runtastic app for the Apple Watch. http://pr.co/p/0024si
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Runtastic is pleased to announce that our Runtastic Six Pack app, as well as the flagship Runtastic app, are now available on the highly-anticipated Apple Watch on launch day. Both apps will provide enthusiastic Runtastic and Apple Watch users with an entirely new way to use their favorite fitness apps.
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Today Runtastic – a leader in the digital health and fitness space that offers a comprehensive ecosystem of apps, products and services for tracking and managing health and fitness data – announced the availability of both the Runtastic Six Pack app and the flagship Runtastic app on the highly-anticipated Apple Watch. Both apps provide enthusiastic Runtastic and Apple Watch users with an entirely new way to use their favorite fitness apps.

“We constantly strive to provide our diverse user base with high-quality apps and products that will encourage them to build healthy lifestyle habits and reach their exercise goals,” said Florian Gschwandtner, CEO and co-founder of Runtastic. “We feel confident that the Apple Watch not only provides an innovative new platform for Runtastic users to interact with their favorite strength and running apps, but it will also put our products and services in front of myriads of new potential users.”

The Runtastic Six Pack App

In the popular Runtastic Six Pack app, lifelike avatars guide users through targeted core workouts, with three difficulty levels, that are tailored to each user’s fitness level. Users can choose from pre-defined workouts – including the 7-Minute Workout – or build a custom workout using Runtastic’s extensive catalogue of exercises, including sit-ups, planks, mountain climbers, leg raises and more. Additional features on Apple Watch include:

Glances: The Glances feature allows users to view the avatar directly on their wrist, making it easier than ever before to follow each exercise demonstration. Users can also monitor their training plan progress, including level, training day and next training day/time.

Actionable Notifications: Two varieties of actionable notifications are available. The first allows users to start a set during a workout, and the second “Recover Now” notification offers a countdown to the next set which includes an avatar trainer demonstrating the next exercise.

The Flagship Runtastic App

The Runtastic app tracks sports and fitness activities – such as running, biking, walking and more – by utilizing GPS technology. By using the app on Apple Watch, users can view their primary activity statistics directly on their wrist, without having to slow down or pull out a smartphone, which provides a cool, new use case for the app. Additional features on Apple Watch include:

Glances: Glances allow users to view three real-time statistics, such as speed, distance, duration, pace, or calories burned, on the Watch screen during activities.

Actionable Notifications: Users can review their weekly Runtastic app activities, such as number of activities, distance covered, duration of completed activities, number of calories burned, and cheers received throughout the week, in a stylish, easy-to-read notification directly on their wrist.

And That’s Not All…

In addition to the Runtastic and Six Pack apps, the Runtastic Butt Trainer app will also be available on the Apple Watch beginning in late April. Similar to the popular Six Pack app, avatars will guide users through various training plans and standalone workouts on their quest to a more fit and toned backside.

“We are excited to provide Apple Watch users with three of our most popular apps,” continued Gschwandtner. “We hope it will empower our current users to use their favorite apps more often, and will intrigue people who never previously considered tracking their daily activities and workouts to become more active, live more consciously and lead healthier lives.”

This announcement comes as the company surpasses 120 million downloads worldwide.

About Runtastic

With over 120 million downloads and 60+ million registered users, Runtastic is a leader in the digital health and fitness space that provides a comprehensive ecosystem for tracking and managing health and fitness data.

Runtastic offers over 15 unique apps, including the flagship Runtastic app, Runtastic Me, Six Pack, Sleep Better, Strength & Fitness apps, and more, which work in unison with the company’s proprietary hardware, including the Runtastic Orbit, the Libra Smartscale and Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor, to provide high-quality activity stats and progress reports so users can boost lifestyle awareness and improve their overall health and fitness. All data syncs to Runtastic.com, where users can view online training logs, access detailed data analysis, engage with a supportive community and access additional services. Runtastic apps, training plans and Story Runs are available on iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry, and hardware can be purchased online at Runtastic.com/shop, on Amazon.com and in select retailers worldwide. Additional information can be found at Runtastic.com or you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, YouTube or the Runtastic Blog.