Sunday, August 18, 2013

Wrkout - Android App

I am now releasing a new Android application, Wrkout.


For fitness and sports fans to do their exercises in a guided, automated and timed manner.
Currently, it relies in the concept of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) which allows looping around multiple exercises with fixed rest and workout times, like Tabata.

Tabata is a form of high-intensity interval training based on a study by Izumi Tabata. It initially consisted of one exercise carried out intensively during 20 seconds with 10 seconds of rest after it. This exercise was looped 8 times, giving a total of 4 minutes.

It provides the ability for users to define/plan their own (multiple) workouts by defining lists of exercises and custom timings.

Wrkout is a featureful and supported version of Tabata Trainer, a free app which you can test and see if you like, prior to purchasing Wrkout.


Unique features provided by Wrkout in comparison to Tabata Trainer:

  • Definition of multiple workouts for quick selection;
  • Free reordering of exercises in each workout;
  • Definition of warm-up time and round rest time;
  • Countdown sounds (3, 2, 1)!

Features already provided by Tabata Trainer:

  • HIIT timer with start/pause/stop controls;
  • Definition of rest time, exercise time and number of rounds;
  • Definition of any number of exercises, with textual descriptions, that form a custom workout;
  • Text-to-speech engine to read exercises' names to guide users throughout their workouts;
  • Sound alerts: Resting; Exercising; Darth Vader breath stimulator; Workout completed;
  • Supported languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and French;
  • No ads and no special access permissions required;
  • Sound, speech and the display's sleeping mode are configurable;
  • Horizontal layout and Tablet support;
  • Settings;
  • Customizable sounds;
  • Ability to disable the background gradient.
[the list of features was last updated on November 2013 and is now outdated, please check the changelog.]

You can start using Wrkout via Google Play Store for a one-time only fee.

If you just want to try Tabata Trainer for free, you can also get it via Google Play Store or Amazon Appstore.

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