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October 13, 2014

Endomondo Updates App For Android Wear

Thanks to the Apple Watch as well as iOS 8 and the HealthKit application, all eyes in the fitness world seem to be on the company in Cupertino. While attention might be on Apple, companies are quietly trying to help Android steal the wearable tech market in much the same way the operating system currently dominates the smartphone world. More and more gadgets are being released every day that make wearable tech on the Android platform that much better. Endomondo is the latest company to help Google’s brainchild out with the recent announcement that its fitness tracking application is now compatible with Android Wear.

One device in particular that is now compatible with the Endomondo application is the Samsung Gear S, but there are other wearable devices which will work as well. Endomondo made the announcement on the company blog late last week and also gave helpful step-by-step instructions on how to get the app working on the Samsung Gear S. According to the company, there are a number of stats and screens you can use with Android Wear, that will give you readouts on how well you did on a run as well as give you full control on when a workout started, when it stopped or paused and when you finished.

Endomondo says that in order to get the app to work with devices such as the Samsung Gear S, you need to download the Samsung Gear App and also install the Endomondo Sports Tracker for Gear app. Among the other features this application offers once its downloaded, installed and active is a heart rate data readout for those smartwatches that have built in heart rate monitors. This feature can be especially useful if you are trying to get yourself into shape and want to see just how you are rounding out. You can also create a “training plan” using the wizard and share your workouts to Twitter directly through the application. All of these features are built in to make it that much more rewarding to use the application when outfitted with Android Wear.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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