I’m really happy to announce the release of the latest version of our running apps. This update addresses a few remaining bugs with iOS 8 and adds one of the most requested features by our customers: integration with HealthKit and the new iOS 8 Health app.
The Health app serves as a repository for all your health and fitness data and is a great tool to get a comprehensive view of your overall fitness activity.
Our apps can write Distance and Calories Burned to the Health app. They can also read and write the Weight, thus allowing you to use our app to keep track of your weight or use any other weight tracking app that integrates with the Health app.
So, here’s how to setup the integration with the Health app:
- Once you open the app you will see the following dialog:
- Tapping on the “Configure” button will bring the Health Access screen where you can turn ON which data the app can read and write:
- Tap on the Done button and you are set.
After you finish a workout the Distance, Calories Burned, and Weight (if you entered it) will be saved in the Health app, and the Health app dashboard will look like this:
If you wish to change the access permissions after the fact you can do so by opening the Health app, tapping on the Sources tab, and selecting the app from the list:
The new update, version 3.5.7, is available on the App Store and the following apps have been updated to work with the Health app:
- Ease into 5K
- Ease into 5K Free (trial version)
- Bridge to 10K
- Ease into 10K
- Power Walk
- Hal Higdon 1/2 Marathon Novice 1
- Hal Higdon 1/2 Marathon Novice 2
- Hal Higdon Marathon Novice 1
- Hal Higdon Marathon Novice 2
- Hal Higdon Marathon Intermediate 1
- Hal Higdon Marathon Intermediate 2
- Susan G. Komen 3-Day 16 Week
- Susan G. Komen 3-Day 24 Week
- Run for God 5K Challenge
- RunHelper Free
- RunHelper Plus