The different main pages within the app are accessible from the Hamburger menu. On mobile, you may also open the Hamburger menu by swiping right from the left edge of your screen. The app respects the user-selected, system-wide accent colour which is used to highlight elements, in charts et cetera.
Many of the list elements in the app allow toggling quick actions by swiping left or right. Moreover, charts are interactive. This interactivity mode is toggled by tapping the charts. Then, depending on the chart type, e.g. regression lines can be shown. Likewise, values can be read by long-tapping to activate crosshair querying of the chart. The interactive mode is quit by tapping the close corner in the chart’s top-right corner.
Individual setting pages:
- Management: Manage and edit plans and user-defined exercises.
- Onedrive: Backup your workouts, plans and exercises to/from Onedrive.
- Personalization: Select theme (light/dark), chart type (use area charts instead of line charts), units to use, i.e., imperial (ft/lb) or metric (m/kg), toggle pagination of workout history on/off (if on: how many items should be displayed per page), and select the number of exercises to pull from the workout history as a reference when adding a exercise to the workout currently being recorded.
- Personal information: Enter your body height, which is used for determining your body-mass index (BMI).
General information on previous workouts or statistics on the workourt in progress. Quick-action buttons allow opening plans and exercises and access to personal records etc.
Reference workout statistics. By default, the last recorded workout is being used as a reference. You can however chose another workout as reference from the library page.
Calendar view of the workout history. Open a workout by tapping on a day.
Characteristic measures: last measured weight (also shown while recording a new workout), body-mass index (BMI), lowest weight/highest weight ever recorded.
Graphical summary of measured weight or BMI. Note that BMI is not shown/cannot be drawn if height is not entered in settings.
List of recorded workouts, with the current reference workout being marked by an asterik. Swiping left/right allows access to quick actions (details view or editing of respective workout). You may set a workout as reference using the secondary menu at bottom of the page (tap the ellipsis to access these secondary options).
Graphical summary of workouts. Various measures can be selected: (i) total cardio performance (kcal) per workout; (ii) cardio performance as average kcal per cardio exercise; (iii) total volume of all strength exercises; (iv) average volume per strength exercise; and (v) duration of workout. Below the chart, the last recorded value, the highest and the lowest value of the selected statistics is being displayed.
Interact with list of workouts (e.g., select, delete workouts) and adjust sorting (chronologically or in inverse chronological order).
In mobile view, switch between the list of workouts and graphical summaries.
Recording a workout
If you select “Record workout” from the Hamburger Menu, a new workout can be started. To do so, select first if you want to use a training plan or not. If you chose to use a plan, you can select a previously created plan from the drop-down list (1). If a workout is already in progress, the “Record workout” button in the Hamburger menu will immediately show the “Record workout” page described below.
The “Record workout” page has several sub-pages, which can be accessed in a different manner on desktop or mobile. On the desktop, a menu will be shown (1) which allows selecting a specific sub-page directly. On mobile, a menu can be opened by tapping on the button (2) to select a sub-page. You may alternatively swipe up, starting in the page’s bottom command bar, to open that menu.
The command bar at the bottom of the page allows you to add an exercise to your workout (tap “+”), however, please read through the training plan and reference workout description below, since exercises may be added in multiple ways! Through the command bar, completed exercises may also be edited, or deleted. Tapping the ellipsis will open the secondary commands, which include cancelling or finishing recording of the workout.
Sub-pages are as follows:
- Name/Short description: Enter a descriptive title/text for your workout. If entered, it will be shown next to the date in the workout history list.
- Start of workout: Is automatically set to the date/time when recording of a new workout has been started. Can be edited however by tapping either box.
- End of workout: Is automatically stored when finishing the recording of the workout. Is only shown when editing a workout from the workout history list. Can be changed by tapping either box.
- Body weight: Enter your body weight. The last measured weight is shown below the box as reference.
If you selected a training plan, the respective exercises of the plan are shown on this page. To follow your plan, perform the exercises from this page! You can do so by swiping left/right on a given exercise. This will open the add exercise page, where the exercise in question is already selected, and the number of intended sets/repetitions is shown on the References and plan sub-page. On the Add Exercise page you may also select alternative exercises, if specified for the planned exercise in the plan (which I found helpful if certain cardio machines weren’t available due to the many people). Exercises that you have completed are greyed-out in the Training plan list; for these exercises, special statistics will be shown on the exercise detail page. Note however that the app needs to know that you follow your training plan. Thus, you need to perform exercises by swiping left/right. Adding the same exercise by tapping “+”, and not by swiping left/right, results in the app not knowing you were performing a given exercise. The reason for this behaviour is as follows: In a plan, you may add the same exercise multiple times, e.g., with different numbers of sets/reps. It may also be the case that you may not follow up on this plan, i.e., the number of sets/reps is not according to plan. By adding the exercise using “+” several times, the app could not conclude to what instance the plan you would refer. This behaviour may change in some future update, however, at the moment I have not found a better and more convenient solution. So, if you want to follow your planned exercises, perform them by swiping left/right in this list.
Shows a list of completed exercises, either performed from the training plan, or added independently from a plan, i.e., also including those added from the reference workout.
Shows the list of exercises of the reference workout selected at the start of recording the new workout. Again, exercises that are already completed are greyed-out. However, and contrary to exercises from the training plan, the app will determine by the type of exercise if it has already been completed. Thus, if the reference workout contains an exercise “Treadmill”, and you add an exercise “Treadmill”, it will be greyed-out in the reference workout list. Also, to clarify again: If your training plan included an exercise “Treadmill”, and you performed that exercise from the planned exercises list, “Treadmill” would be greyed-out in both plan and reference workout. However, if you’d add “Treadmill” by tapping “+”, it would only be greyed-out in the reference workout list of exercises.
Tapping an item from the reference workout list will open a summary page, which shows the number of sets/reps for this exercise from the reference workout. To re-use these values, i.e., add the same exercise with this number of sets/reps to the current workout, tap “Apply”.
Shows a graphical summary of the current workout in relation to the reference workout. This is identical to the information shown on the Overview page when a workout is in progress.