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SportyPal free workout tracker now available for Windows Mobile (+ much more!)


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Improve your running and cycling performance using your mobile phone! Easily log and map your tracks and results on the web, analyze afterwards or share with your friends. Make running and cycling more exciting with our intuitive and simple technology completely for FREE!

That's the pitch for SportyPal, a new fitness tracker application that is now available for Windows Mobile as well as Java, iPhone and Android device users!

How does SportyPal work? You activate it when you start your running, cycling, walking, rollerblading or doing similar exercise. It will start to log and map your position, movement, distance, tempo and calories burned. It will not affect normal operation of your mobile phone, so you can still listen to music, receive and initiate calls and messages.

When you finish exercising, the collected performance information will be stored on your mobile. Later you can review it, compare it with other exercises or check your best performance achievements. SportyPal will present each exercise in a map view, draw elegant graphics charts of your performance or present summarized information. SportyPal is intuitively designed to assist you improve your performance in running, cycling, blading, walking, skiing or other workouts involving similar activities.

The real brilliance of SportyPal comes with the web integration. You can upload your workouts on the internet with a simple click of a button on your mobile phone. Registering with the SportyPal web application will enable you to have instant access to your workouts performance and maps from anywhere. The web application provides additional functionality for analysis of your fitness workouts. You can also share your exercises with your friends, comment on their performance or organize virtual competitions.

Pretty cool I reckon... but i'm too lazy to be active enough to give it a proper test... anyone? <_<

I've included a screenshot below of a publicly available workout from the SportyPal website... it looks good, and the price is DEFINITELY right! Head on over to grab your installer!

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Guest GodsGift

Seems to work nice.

You have to have a GPS connection or its sits on Initialising GPS forever (obviously)

also conflicts with Mobile Shell 3 in that MS3 keep jumping to the front...

but .. works well and is very sensitive. Monitored me walking .75 of a meter.

My main issue is that the map didnt show up but it maybe because i only walked a few yards.

Very promising

GG

EDIT - Website is having problems - cant send password email so i can login ....

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Guest FragMeister
Pretty cool I reckon... but i'm too lazy to be active enough to give it a proper test... anyone? <_<

Surely you could just go for a drive instead - far less strenuous :)

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Guest argh

It doesn't look anywhere near as complete a "sporty" product as Run GPS (see http://www.gps-sport.net for examples of the upload information.

Run GPS also supports live-tracking, training diaries, lap detection, detailed stats on the device, downloading free maps, routes, location sensitive wikipedia articles, photos, etc. (even bluetooth heart rate monitors if you have one - I don't). The only thing I'd like to see that's missing from it is an accelerometer based pedometer, similar to Nokia Sports Tracker.

Still, SportyPal is new on the block with a lot of time to improve and has the benefit of being free, although it doesn't appear to offer more than GPSed et al. at the moment, which is also free.

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It doesn't look anywhere near as complete a "sporty" product as Run GPS (see http://www.gps-sport.net for examples of the upload information.

Run GPS also supports live-tracking, training diaries, lap detection, detailed stats on the device, downloading free maps, routes, location sensitive wikipedia articles, photos, etc. (even bluetooth heart rate monitors if you have one - I don't). The only thing I'd like to see that's missing from it is an accelerometer based pedometer, similar to Nokia Sports Tracker.

Still, SportyPal is new on the block with a lot of time to improve and has the benefit of being free, although it doesn't appear to offer more than GPSed et al. at the moment, which is also free.

Depends how much "sporty" is needed, today is too much info for everything. I like simlicty of Sportypal, everithing I need, no more no less. Design and GUI are top at Sportypal. Another point is multiplatform idea which I like most, today on Microsoft tomorow on Android my girlfriend on Iphone at same application on the same web, good idea in deed.

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fantastic app works great cheers for the info

I can't get it to work. it sits on the initializing screen and doesn't move. Strange, because I have no problem with IGO8 which works perfectly well. Any idea ?

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I can't get it to work. it sits on the initializing screen and doesn't move. Strange, because I have no problem with IGO8 which works perfectly well. Any idea ?

...just took some time the first time, all works well now!

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Just tried SportyPal and while its got a beautiful interface, I'm gonna have to stick with CardioTrainer. CT features a number of different functions such as voice command and a facebook app which I frequently access. But if you really don't care about having such features, SportyPal, in its simplicity, may just be fine with those who don't care too much about functionality. For the rest of us who want our toys with as many playthings as possible, I suggest at least trying CardioTrainer if you've got an Android phone (such as the G1). You can find it under the lifestyle section in the Android Market. Or you can check out their website at http://www.worksmartlabs.com/cardiotrainer/about.php

Edit: Mind you, CT is also free.

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Just tried SportyPal and while its got a beautiful interface, I'm gonna have to stick with CardioTrainer. CT features a number of different functions such as voice command and a facebook app which I frequently access. But if you really don't care about having such features, SportyPal, in its simplicity, may just be fine with those who don't care too much about functionality. For the rest of us who want our toys with as many playthings as possible, I suggest at least trying CardioTrainer if you've got an Android phone (such as the G1). You can find it under the lifestyle section in the Android Market. Or you can check out their website at http://www.worksmartlabs.com/cardiotrainer/about.php

Edit: Mind you, CT is also free.

Sweet you miss the point here. Is not good to spam and not be informed.

First of all this is blog and story about Windows Mobile phones. CT is not working on Windows Mobile but Sportypal Works on Android.

And also check functionality before you attack- Sportypal has Facebook integration, and for us who likes powerful things Sportypal web is at least 4 times powerful than CT web, and for us who have friends with diffrent phones then Android, like here with WinMo and Android, nokia, iphone, blackbery; CT is not worth..

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It is really awesome application, I can conclude this after couple weeks of using it.Here is my last workouts:

Running yesterday: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/8407

Driving today: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/8778

Cycling tonight: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/8779

I did it in Holland, Delft as guest here, without data plan, uploaded on Wi-Fi long after the workouts were done.

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Guest 91catalunya

Have installed this program and looks perfect for my needs :D installed and works fine on my Touch HD but as soon as my phone goes into standby (Screen goes off) I lose GPS signal, so time clocks up ok but I have no record of where I have been or speed etc? Any ideas as cant find a "settings" option in the program anywhere?

Chris....

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Have installed this program and looks perfect for my needs ;) installed and works fine on my Touch HD but as soon as my phone goes into standby (Screen goes off) I lose GPS signal, so time clocks up ok but I have no record of where I have been or speed etc? Any ideas as cant find a "settings" option in the program anywhere?

Chris....

Try turning off the stand by mode, i had kind of the same problem but with another application that was using the GPS,

so now before i go cycling i just turn off and everything is fine with the app and the receving of the gps signal.

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Guest liksur

Very cool app. I find Sportypal really useful for my running and I now have an idea of the distances I am traveling as I increase my running time and I have a good idea what my pace is like.

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Windows Mobile SportyPal 1.0.7

A new update is now online for Windows Mobile users. It is strongly recommended that you upgrade to this version, since you will no longer be able to view your workout maps in the old version.

Here are the changes in this version:

* Fixed the workout maps. This also includes an issue where your network provider would reach Google’s daily static map limit, causing the device to save the “quota exceeded” image instead of the map and never attempt to download the real map. SportyPal will now display an error message if this happens, and the error image will not be saved. It will also look for any such images that have been stored using previous versioSelecting pacens and delete them.

* Added a pace display while running. Running workouts will now display pace (min/km or min/mi) instead of speed (km/h or mph). If you preferred the old view, you can select it above the activity icons in the “New Workout” screen while running is selected (see the screenshot). Note that this option also affects the way you view the running workouts saved in “My Workouts” and “My Records”.

* Attempted to reduce memory usage. This should help users with high resolution devices like the Touch HD. We never experienced memory issues with our high-res devices, so make sure to let us know whether this works for you.

* Added yet another filter for erroneous coordinates.

* Fixed a bug that would cause user’s workouts to be uploaded to a bugged user.

* Hopefully fixed a bug that would cause the workout time to be displayed incorrectly on the website.

* SportyPal will no longer turn the screen off if the device is charging during a workout.

* Fixed a crash that occurred when new users would attempt to save a workout that doesn’t have enough valid points.

* Included several new user-made translations, including Polish, Dutch, Spanish, Bulgarian and Italian.

* SportyPal will no longer ask you to reenter your info when you reinstall the application.

* Fixed the numbers on the workout graph. The values displayed were incorrect if imperial units were selected.

* Fixed a crash that would occur when a user would attempt to push the left button while viewing a workout map.

* Fixed the profile screen so that not entering a value for inches (if the imperial unit system has been selected) will no longer cause an input error. Not entering a value for inches is now equivalent to entering a zero.

* Sped a few things up.

* Removed the “upload successful” message that appears box when you upload a workout immediately after it is finished and replaced it with a self-removing notification (like the rest of the uploads).

* Added a missing colon after “Units” in “My Profile”.

* SportyPal will now translate the “Register” caption that appears during device registration.

Users upgrading directly from version 1.0 should read this note.

Download the new CAB here.

Any problems starting this version once you’ve upgraded? Read this.

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Windows Mobile SportyPal 1.1.1 From sportypal.com

A new update is now online for Windows Mobile users. This update allows you to share your workouts on Twitter and Facebook without having to visit the website.

Here’s what is changed in the new version:

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The sharing screen

Added Twitter and Facebook integration. If you choose to upload your workout when it’s completed, you’ll be taken to the “Share” screen where you have the option of checking “Facebook” and/or “Twitter” and pushing the left button to post a link. If you don’t want to share them immediately, you can access this screen using the “Options” menu while viewing your workout data.

For Twitter, you’ll need to provide your Twitter username and password at the share screen. You can check “Remember me” to avoid having to enter them again. You can also enter your own text, where “[link]” will be replaced with the link to your workout on SportyPal.com.

You don’t have to enter anything for Facebook, but you do need to connect your SportyPal account to your Facebook account before posting. This post contains instructions on doing this.

The “Upload” button in your workout details no longer goes away after you upload, which means that you no longer have to use the rather awkward re-uploading method from previous versions.

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SportyPal should now notify you after uploading a workout if a newer version is available.

The workout’s starting time is now used as the official workout time (used to be the end time).

Fixed the NullReferenceException upload bug. You should be able to upload all of your workouts now. If not…

Drastically reduced memory usage. This should put an end to the memory issues that high-res device users have been experiencing.

Fixed a bug in native GPS mode which would cause it to register failure even when it shouldn’t. This made it impossible for some users to use native mode.

Fixed a crash in the workout details screen that occurred when you scrolled through both free-style and non-free-style workouts using the d-pad.

The proxy bug should be gone for good now.

The d-pad buttons on landscape-screen Windows Mobile Standard devices are no longer mixed up when selecting a button from the status bar.

Added some bits to help keep the GPS chip online in case the device goes to sleep or the user presses the power button.

The tracking map now centers itself during the workout.

Fixed a (very rare) scenario that would cause the user’s e-mail address to be rejected during registration due to a null-terminating character being added at the end of every text box.

Fixed a scenario that would cause all uploads by a device to be rejected due to the device’s (or the device manufacturer’s) name containing illegal characters.

Added automatic language recognition for Czech.

http://sportypal.com/Downloads/winmo/SportyPal.CAB

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