Don’t ignore that little red notification on your App Store icon…the latest Ease into 5K update (3.2.1) is ready for you. We’re excited to be rolling out plenty of new features, cool enhancements, and general bug fixes with this update.
Read on for a quick breakdown of what you can expect.
Metric support. Many of you asked for it (in fact we think we’ve heard from every non-U.S. customer) and it’s finally here. Choose between standard or metric units in the Settings tab.
Use iPod playlists for music. In addition to building an in-app playlist, you can now use your existing iPod playlist within the app. To switch to the playlist mode go to Settings tab, select Music category, then then tap on the Music entry and select “From iPod Playlists”
Improved Facebook integration. You can now customize your Facebook post by editing the status message before you publish your workouts. The app will automatically populate distance, pace, and workout descriptions into your posts. The updated Facebook integration uses the new Facebook SDK which enables faster logins and more reliable Facebook integration.
One-touch GPS toggle. Turn off GPS tracking for your treadmill workouts by simply tapping the GPS icon on the main workout screen. Tap on the GPS icon again to turn GPS on.
Train by distance. If you have GPS feature enabled you can now do workouts based on distance and receive alerts based on distance remaining. Just choose the “Distance Run” workout (the last in the list) and pick the distance you wish to run. This feature will make your Ease into 5K app handy for running even after you graduate from the program.
Keep your workouts going. For the overachievers who like to keep running (or walking) after the planned portion of the workout is done, we have a new feature that will enable you to get credit for the extra effort. When you turn ON the “Continue Workout” feature in the Settings tab / Workout category, your workouts won’t stop when the planned workout is completed but will continue until you tap on the “Done” button.
New voice talent. Meet Jim. He’s replaced Michael as the male voice within the app. We’ve heard from many of you that Michael’s voice was a bit depressing. And after letting you know when to run and walk for almost two full years it was time for Michael to do something else. We hope you find Jim’s voice fresh and motivating.
Bug fixes. We fixed a bunch of bugs in this update. Like the extra Week1/Day1 journal entries that sometimes crept up in the Journal, inaccurate distance values, and calorie counts that sometimes happened, and various other bugs.
So that’s the overview, but I hope you’ll install your update and take it for a test run yourself. With that said (and a major update behind us), it’s time for us to get started on the next one!
Be sure to let us know in the comments if there are any features you’d like to see in the next update.
Enjoy…and thanks for using Bluefin Software, LLC.