When running some of us want to be able to see our stats at all times. Are we slowing down? Are we running faster than usual? The biggest change in this update is the Workout screen.
Here’s a highlight of the new features we are introducing with version 3.3.3
Workout Screen gets a small face-lift
We’ve heard from a number of you that the GPS values on the workout screen are a bit hard to read while working out. We are happy to announce that we have fixed that with this update. The Workout screen now sports larger values that are easier to see with just a glance while in the middle of a run.
In order to accomodate larger pace and distance values we have redesigned the music/volume/sharing tabs into a smaller bottom bar that lets you easily control your music and alerts volume, and lock the screen.
Larger Distance and Pace values. Slimmer bottom bar gives you access to Music, Volume, and Locked View.
Another improvement on the workout screen is the music integration. You can now change your playlist mid run without having to stop your workout. Just tap on the album artwork and select a new playlist.
The previous version of the app had a “Lock Buttons” feature which placed small padlocks on the buttons that could accidentally interrupt a workout. That was a bit confusing so we have replaced that feature with a more intuitive “Locked View”. If you have previously had “Lock Buttons” turned ON, the Workout screen will now automatically change to the “Locked View” when you start a workout. You can also tap the “Lock” button in the lower right corner of the screen to switch to the “Locked View”. With the lock view all buttons that could interrupt your workout are removed.
The Locked View removes all buttons preventing workout interruptions by accidentally tapping the screen.
Try Connect free for 30 days
With this update you are able to try RunHelper Connect free for 30-days. The RunHelper Connect service enables you to automatically backup your workouts, see your progress across all Bluefin apps, and much more.
The New Connect Tab
Everyone needs a little extra motivation to stay on a workout schedule. RunHelper Connect helps you stay motivated by awarding you points every time you workout thus making working out a bit more fun. You can also unlock Achievements that give you extra bonus points and a beautiful trophy for your virtual trophy case.
See your latest activity, points earned, and unlocked Achievements.
Changes to the training plan
This update brings an adjustment to the training plan based on the feedback we have received from customers. Workouts for Week 1, Week 2, Week 5 – Day 3, and Week 6 have been modified to make the training plan more gradual.
In addition to interval changes for the workouts above, we have made the following changes:
- Workouts don’t end with a Walk interval anymore. Since a 5 minute cool-down walk is included, having a Walk interval as the last interval before the cool-down was redundant.
- Week 1 Run intervals have been increased to 60 seconds.
For any comments or feature requests please don’t hesitate to write us at firstname.lastname@example.org