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Oct 26 2012

VENICE, Calif., Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Spinning®, the creator of the indoor cycling category, announced the release of the updated Spinning app, v.6.35 for iOS and 1.51 for Android devices, powered by Digifit. Along with an updated mobile app, users have access to a complete workout tracking system for heart rate, distance, duration, caloric burn, and weight loss over a variety of fitness activities including Spinning, running, cycling, walking and hiking.


"The latest version of the Spinning app is the best one yet," said John Baudhuin, President and CEO of Mad Dogg Athletics. "We received tremendous feedback from the Spinning community to create the best app, not only for use during Spinning classes but also for personal workouts."

The Spinning app creates a highly-motivating interactive workout experience where heart rate, caloric burn, and workout duration are tracked real-time providing essential feedback during your workout.  Each session is documented and instantly transferred to a personalized account, where users can view, share, graph and trend, and annotate workouts.

Additional features include:

  • Track Heart Rate with Real-Time Charting
    Get the most out of the Spinning and workout experience by monitoring heart rate zones (e.g., aerobic, anaerobic, etc.) using the real-time chart, in-depth analysis and more.
  • Calories Based on Your Heart Rate Intensity
    The Spinning calorie algorithms are driven by heart rate and factor in height, weight, age, gender and fitness level – the only way to get accurate calorie burn numbers.
  • Track Distance, Time, Pace/Speed and Splits
    Track workouts and see progress in real-time with easy-to-read metric screens. Swipe through to see maps, charts, and other stats.
  • Advanced Voice Feedback
    Hear pace/speed, distance and elapsed time when reaching selected distance or time milestones (e.g., every mile or every five minutes) or when transitioning to target heart rate zones. Male and female voices are available.
  • See Results and Charts for All Workouts
    View overall stats (pace/speed, distance, time duration and more) as well as pace charts, route maps, and split breakouts.
  • Share Results, Charts and Maps
    E-mail workout results or post them to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Export to .CSV files and analyze data in depth, or upload to one of our partner websites (TrainingPeaks, New Leaf or LoseIt!).
  • Track Weight, Blood Pressure and Sleep Scores
    Automatically track weight, blood pressure and sleep results with Withings and Zeo, or manually input weight and blood pressure.
  • Music Integration
    Listen to music with full access to iPod or Pandora playlists while working out.

The Spinning app also offers users the unique ability to create customized workouts based on heart-zone training and user defined music playlists. Users can tailor routines based on pre-arranged Spinning Energy Zones™ or develop personalized heart-zone targets for customized results.

The Spinning app is available for $4.99 in the App Store for all iOS 5.0+ devices and Google Play for Android devices. The app includes complimentary access to and is compatible with Digifit Connect, a wireless transceiver that communicates with ANT+ sensors like the Garmin heart rate monitor and Spinning cadence sensor, as well as certain Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart wireless sensors.

About Mad Dogg Athletics
Mad Dogg Athletics is the world's largest equipment-based education company and is the creator of Spinning®, the first indoor cycling program. Mad Dogg Athletics has trained over 200,000 instructors and has reached millions of enthusiasts in over 80 countries worldwide through a network of over 35,000 fitness facilities and studios. In addition to creating the training and ongoing education program for Spinning® instructors, the company manufactures Peak Pilates® equipment, Bodyblade® and Resist-A-Ball® functional training products, DVDs, and a complete line of apparel and accessories. Find out more about Mad Dogg Athletics brands, equipment, products and education at or by calling 800-847-SPIN (7746).

About Digifit
Digifit offers truly engaging health and fitness solutions using sensors and wearable technology integrated with mobile devices and the cloud so users can track activities anywhere, indoors or out, with a focus on heart rate training and monitoring. Founded in Santa Barbara, Digifit was the first app developer to bring heart rate monitoring to the iPhone, and is dedicated to developing innovative applications, grounded in science and powered by technology, to help people develop healthy habits and lead healthier, happier and longer lives. For more information, visit

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Heather Spilsbury/Nick Valente
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SOURCE Mad Dogg Athletics



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