COPENHAGEN, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Interval training is one of the most effective ways to improve performance for runners. That's why it's a major new feature in the latest Android version of the Sports Tracker app for Endomondo, the social fitness network that turns the mobile phone into a full-fledged personal trainer and social fitness partner.
Available exclusively in the paid Pro version of Endomondo Sports Tracker, the interval feature lets users create custom workouts by defining intervals and includes an audio coach to guide them through each step. The interval feature was Endomondo users' most requested feature and is available for free to those who already have the Pro version.
Both the Pro and free versions of the Android app also now include a multi-platform sync feature that automatically updates workout statistics across multiple platforms for easier tracking and social sharing. For example, a workout that's tracked using one of Garmin's Endomondo-ready devices, or entered manually on the Endomondo website, is automatically synced with the Android app.
"When Endomondo users talk, we listen, and they made it clear that interval training is a must-have feature for taking their workouts to the next level," said Mette Lykke, co-founder. "We offer runners three pre-defined interval programs but they also have the option of creating their own program. If a friend creates a great program, you can easily set that program up for yourself too. With this update Endomondo Sport Tracker really continues to be the hub for making exercise more fun, motivating and social."
Both the free and the Pro version of the app are available for download from Google Play. The Pro version is priced at $3.99.
Founded in 2007 by a team of fitness fanatics, Endomondo turns mobile devices into full-fledged personal trainers and connects users to a vibrant social fitness network where people can support, motivate and challenge each other and share results. The Endomondo Sports Tracker mobile app, which utilizes GPS technology, records a full history of workouts and can be used for any distance-based sport. Additionally, the Endomondo.com website provides users with a personal portal -- incorporating performance tracking tools, an extensive atlas of exercise routes around the world, connection to the Endomondo community, and more. Available on seven mobile platforms (iOS, Android, RIM, Windows Phone, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Java), Endomondo operates on almost all GPS phones. For more information, please visit http://www.endomondo.com and follow @Endomondo on Twitter.
Jim Llewellyn, for Endomondo
Mette Lykke, Co-founder of Endomondo