- New 'Challenge Your Friends' Feature Also Added to the Endomondo Android App
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fulfilling a promise, Endomondo today announces that Pebble owners with Android smartphones can now connect their Pebble with the very popular Endomondo Sports Tracker app.
This new functionality from Endomondo allows users to start, pause or stop a workout from their Pebble while exercising. The watch can display up to three configurable data metrics such as distance traveled, heart rate and workout duration. Like high-end running watches, the app provides tactile feedback through vibration for each mile or kilometer, and will briefly display a performance summary.
To connect with a Pebble watch, exercise enthusiasts must be using the most recent version of the free Endomondo app available at Google Play, and download Endomondo's Pebble app from the Pebble store.
The Endomondo Android app update also includes a new 'Challenge Your Friends' feature. On the go, users can now directly generate a unique fitness challenge and invite friends/family to participate in the activity. This new tool is an additional way Endomondo makes fitness fun so people are motivated to reach shared goals.
Mette Lykke, Endomondo's CEO, said she sees the latest round of updates for Android users as a clear indicator of Endomondo's goal to offer a connected experience across multiple wearable devices and platforms so fitness remains engaging and fun.
"As interest expands, Endomondo has been aggressively developing for wearable devices," Mette said. "Endomondo's aim is to utilize new technologies to support our core belief that social interaction and support are key motivators when it comes to people getting and staying fit."
For more information about the recent Android updates for Endomondo, please visit http://blog.endomondo.com/press/.
Founded in 2007 and now with nearly 30 million fans worldwide, Endomondo stands apart from other activity tracking apps because it helps users connect with like-minded people and encourages the sharing of experiences and support in achieving collective goals. Operating on most GPS-enabled smartphones, Endomondo lets people track workouts, analyze performance, and aids in the discovery of new activities and insights so people become and stay active. Users can send friends real-time pep talks while they exercise, compete against friends for fun, challenge co-workers, and share it all across popular social networks.
Jim Llewellyn, for Endomondo