We believe Apple’s new Health app, and the data it brings together, is an important step toward bringing digital fitness and health experiences to a broader audience. It allows health and ﬁtness apps to integrate the data they track more seamlessly to provide you with a clearer picture of your wellness. And now, we’ve launched an optimized version of FitStar Personal Trainer that integrates with the Health app.
With our new iOS 8.0.2 update, FitStar Personal Trainer now seamlessly tracks your calories burned and syncs health and ﬁtness data into an easy-to-read dashboard on the Health app. This integration also allows FitStar Personal Trainer to build more customized workouts, as well as gives you a broader view of your health. This is just the beginning and we’ll continue to add new features to take advantage of all that the Health app has to offer.
So, what does this mean for you? At FitStar, we believe getting a great workout should be easy. Our goal is to always give you the best possible Session, so you can focus less on the data, and more on enjoying your exercise experience. The more we know about your activity outside FitStar, the better we can tailor your time with us. The new Health app makes it easy for you to decide what data to share and, importantly, not to share with us. Over time, we’ll get better and better at understanding how FitStar fits into your routine and how we can make the most effective and enjoyable use of your time with us. Imagine if down the line we could take into account all your physical activity via Health app, so for example, if you just did a long run, your next Session would automatically give you an upper body workout, instead of legs or cardio. That would be pretty cool, eh?
Haven’t synced FitStar with Apple’s Health app yet? It’s easy, here’s how:
-Download the latest version of FitStar.
-Download the latest Apple update which is 8.0.2. If your Apple device didn’t automatically prompt you, you can do the update manually by going into your device Settings -> General -> Software Update -> Install Now. It helps to be plugged in and charging when you do the Software Update.
-Launch FitStar, you’ll be prompted to connect with Health app and you’ll see a pop up to enable Health data.
-Click “Okay” and it will show a screen where you decide which specific pieces of health data FitStar is allowed to sync (see image above).
-You’ll want to select “Write” and “Read” data (so that your FitStar data feeds into the Health app and so that we can pull out your other fitness data).
-You’re done! You’ve now added your FitStar data into the Health app data and vice versa.
-If at any point you change your mind, you can always adjust your Health app settings under the “Sources” tab (see image below).
One important note: The Health app is currently only accessible on the iPhone. When you launch FitStar on your iPhone, we’ll automatically sync all your FitStar activity, regardless of which device you used – depending on your preferences, of course.
Again, this is just the beginning of our work to improve your experience by integrating with Health app, but we’d love to hear your early thoughts below once you’ve had a chance to check it out.
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