12 Sep 2017

Version 5.8.0 on the app Store!


Stand Alone Apple Watch iSmoothRun App

The Apple Watch Stand Alone iSmoothRun is finally here. Leave your phone at home, run only with your watch and enjoy iSmoothRun.
The Apple Watch app can know operate in two modes, either as a display for the phone app “Watch + iPhone”, or as standalone recording device “Watch Only”. You have two customizable screens with three metrics each, on both modes.
You select the recording mode after you force touch the screen and tap “Start”.
You can also set: “Activity type” (Running, Cycling etc), “Workout” (Free or any of the custom workouts created on the phone), and the “Shoes” that you use for mileage tracking of your shoes.
During workouts that app will pop up a notification screen at the start of each interval with information about the forthcoming interval. An info screen with interval statistics will pop up at the end of the interval. These pop up screens are dismissed automatically after 15 seconds.
There is a pop up screen with statistics at every split (Mile or KM depending on user settings).
All these pop up screens/notifications will also vibrate the watch and emit a sound. You are advised to not have the watch in silent mode, as vibrations are not strong enough.
The run is transmitted to the phone and saved as soon as the watch connects to the phone and the watch iSR app becomes active.

Advanced Metrics for Stryd and Milestone pod

iSmoothRun now supports on the phone app full metrics for two new advanced footpods: Stryd and MilestonePod.
“Contact Time”, “Vertical Oscillation”, “Form Power”, “Leg Stiffness” are supported for Stryd while “Stance Time”, “Foot Strike”, “Leg Angle”, “Rate of Impact” are supported for the MilestonePod.
They can reviewed after the run in the summary page. Mean values are calculated for the complete run and for each split. You can also check them in the charts of the run by tilting the phone. Display of these metrics on the dashboard of the phone or watch during the run is not yet supported but it’s in the plans.



Bug Fixes.

Various bug fixes and improvements of the app.

Thank you for your support. If you experience any problem please contact the developer through the “Feedback” option in the app.




29 Sep 2016

Version 5.6.0 on the app Store!


Apple Watch OS3 Update

There is a new version on the app store that finally works with the Apple Watch. Developing for the Apple Watch during the last year has been a very frustrating experience due to Apple’s restrictions. With Watch OS3 Apple finally removed these restrictions. I am very happy to say that Apple Watch is finally usable and enjoyable.

The watch app has been updated for Watch OS3 and the app can run in the background. The display gets updated really fast (well it still needs a split second, but we can live with that), and HR values are recorded in real time. The most requested feature for the Apple watch app has been to be able to “stop and save” from the watch. This was added, so now after you pause a run you can either resume it or stop and save it. There are still some issues regarding the interval/split notifications but they will hopefully be resolved with the next updates of Watch OS.

Stand alone operation of the Apple Watch app is not yet supported but it is scheduled to be developed by the end of the year. Both GPS and treadmill modes will be supported.

Pebble

Support for the forthcoming Pebble 2 has been added too. The pebble app will be updated to utilize Pebble’s HRM. Stay tuned for more information on this.



Bug Fixes.

Various bug fixes and improvements of the app.

Thank you for your support. If you experience any problem please contact the developer through the “Feedback” option in the app.




03 Jun 2015

Version 5.0.0 on the app Store!


Apple Watch

iSmoothRun is the app that supports more hardware than any other. Apple watch could not be missing from our list. As with Pebble and Echo you can customize the metrics you see on the watch on two pages.

Notification pages are presented for “Laps”, “Splits” and “Intervals”.

When not running you can see your daily stats for the last week on page one and your last four weeks on page two.

For the moment Apple is very restrictive regarding what features of the watch we can use. This will hopefully change in the future and we’ll be able to use its HRM, vibrations and buttons.

New AppleWatch iSmoothRun App

SMS Biosport Earbuds with HRM

Using Intel’s technology SMS created a pair of earphones that have a build in HRM! No battery or charging needed. We are happy to support it.

sms Biosport



Bug Fixes.

Various bug fixes and improvements of the app.

One new setting that is worth mentioning is in the advanced settings and has to do with the use of Apple’s pedometer. It has been noticed that in the latest updates of iOS (8.3.x) Apple’s pedometer performance deteriorated. This causes sometimes wrong cadence statistics (usually lower) and non-smooth cadence charts. If you experience this problem on a 5S or 6/6Plus you might want to try this setting and use the app’s pedometer instead.

Thank you for your support. If you experience any problem please contact the developer through the “Feedback” option in the app.




02 Mar 2015

Version 4.8.0 on the app Store!


SmashRun

We are very happy to add support for SmashRun.com. Smashrun is all about running. Try it out!

More Features

  • Many users have been asking for easier access to the dashboard setup so they can change the background color before the run. We thought we could do better. We added “Auto” option that automatically changes the dashboard background color (light during day and dark at night).
  • Many of our runners are pretty serious abut their trainign and have measured their VO2Max in a lab. We added caloric expenditure calculation based on VO2Max.
  • With iPhone 6 and 6Plus the screens are quite big. The phone can now be used for reviewing the run. We added the option to zoom and pan the Y axis for workout charts. Pinch along X direction zooms X. Drag along X pans X. Pinch along Y direction will zoom first plot if pinch is done on the left half of the screen and the second one if is done on the second half. Drag follows the same rule and pans along Y.
  • Best efforts Calculation. In the summary view of each session you can see your fastest times for mile, 5K etc…
  • Added optional “None” action for buttons of displays (Echo, RFLKT etc)
  • Added Average Lap Power metric for use on the display
  • Added power balance support for Cycling BT Smart Power Meters
  • 64 bit executables.
Old (non BTSmart) Scosche HRMs and old Runalyzer Analog dongles are no longer supported starting with this version. The reason is that we have to move to 64bit (Apple forces us to) but we are not supplied with the needed libraries by Scosche. Please do not update if you use them.

Thank you for your support. If you experience any problem please contact the developer through the “Feedback” option in the app.




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Version 4.6.2 on the app Store! 12 Dec 2014
Version 4.6.0 on the app Store! 13 Oct 2014
Version 4.4.2 in the app Store! 16 Apr 2014
Version 4.4.0 on the app Store! 10 Mar 2014
Version 4.2.0 on the app Store! 10 Dec 2013
Version 4.0.0 on the app Store! 23 Oct 2013
Version 3.8.1 on the app Store! 12 Sep 2013
Version 3.8.0 on the app Store! 01 Aug 2013
Version 3.4.0 on the app Store! 15 May 2013
Version 3.2.0 on the app Store! 16 Apr 2013
Version 3.0.0 on the app Store! 11 Dec 2012