Runtastic: App partner for latest Samsung Galaxy Gear
Unpacking event features continued partnership, new gear and new technology platform in the popular wearable tech category
23 FEBRUARY 2014, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
SummaryRuntastic — an innovative suite of apps, products and services that track and manage health and fitness data to motivate individuals to get in shape, stay healthy and improve overall fitness — introduces an updated, customized version of its award-winning running app for the latest rendition of Samsung Galaxy Gear. Runtastic users can track distance, speed, elevation, heart rate, pace, and calories burned and view the data on the Galaxy Gear’s easy-to-view screen, directly on their wrist. The reveal of these updates, and the continued partnership between Runtastic and Samsung, comes during the “Samsung Unpacked 5” event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
“Over 50,000 users raved about Galaxy Gear and the selection of integrated apps in 2013,” said Florian Gschwandtner, CEO and Co-Founder of Runtastic. “We were pleased to be selected as an early access partner last year and feel confident that we were brought into the fold again in 2014 based on our quick and reliable development. We’re particularly excited to hear the buzz around the fitness elements of this year’s unpacking.”
During workouts, the Runtastic app sends tracking data from a user’s smartphone to Galaxy Gear via Bluetooth technology. Users can view many different activity metrics – and start and stop the app – straight on the device. Following a workout, users can save workout stats for later review on Runtastic.com, home of over 25 million registered Runtastic users.
“It’s exciting to offer users a variety ways in which they can use and enjoy our apps,” said Gschwandtner. “And this year’s gear is not only fresh and new, but also boasts a new technology platform.”
Galaxy Gear has been custom built to amplify the mobile experience. Apps can be purchased on your mobile device and transferred directly to the wearable. The square face offers a high-resolution, color display and touch-screen functionality. Users can navigate through menus and applications via short and long touches, and horizontal and vertical swipe gestures.
Key features of Runtastic for Samsung Galaxy Gear:
Display key workout data: Enhance your training experience with Galaxy Gear by displaying data from the Runtastic app, including pace, distance, calories, duration, pace and more, during an activity.
Control your timing: Use Galaxy Gear to effortlessly start, stop, pause and resume fitness activities.
Add post-activity details: Activity statistics are even more robust when you add post-activity details, such as surface and mood, to your workout details. Do so directly on your wrist with Runtastic and Galaxy Gear.
Runtastic company information:
Founded in 2009, Runtastic has rapidly grown into an innovative suite of apps, products and services that track and manage health and fitness data to motivate individuals to get in shape, stay healthy and improve overall fitness.
With more than 140 million downloads worldwide and 70 million registered users on Runtastic.com, Runtastic’s mobile applications sync directly with proprietary hardware to track distance, speed, pace, time, heart rate, calorie consumption and route traveled (via maps) when running, biking or engaging in other exercise activities. The results can then be viewed directly within the app, via Runtastic GPS devices or on Runtastic.com where users can view their online training log, get detailed data analysis and compare with others. Whether you are a novice or an athlete, Runtastic makes exercise easy and fun.