Anyone interested in app that displays weekly running distance and other stats?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by adamk77, May 7, 2015.

  1. adamk77 macrumors 6502

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    I noticed that the "Workouts" fitness data in the Health App displays the duration of the workouts and nothing about the distance, pace, etc of your runs. You have to navigate to "Show All Data" and look at the detailed entry for each workout to see the distance, pace, average heart rate, etc. This is probably because "Workouts" encompasses all kinds of activities, not just running.

    I've been a Strava user for the past year, but I've switched to the Workout App after receiving my Apple Watch. And I miss not being able to easily see my weekly mileage.

    I wanted to learn a bit more about the HealthKit SDK, so I thought I'd kill two bird with one stone and write an app that displays my weekly running stats. It's very crude, displaying weekly and daily running stats with ability to share this info via email, Facebook, Twitter, etc (whatever your share option is set to on your iPhone). It's been very useful for me.

    If anyone out there would find this useful, I'd be willing to polish it up and put it up on the App Store.
     
  2. bashmagic macrumors regular

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    Yes! Both as a fellow iOS developer and a runner!

    I'd definitely pay for this, too.
     
  3. karpeltunnel10 macrumors newbie

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    I would definitely use something like this. I'm having knee surgery this coming Thursday so once I get up and going again it'll really help get me back to where I am now.
     
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    Yes

    Wow!
    I would be interested for cycling stats too
     
  6. cmlewis95 macrumors member

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    I'm also a somewhat new IOS developer. I had an idea for an app that I just don't have time to make, so I figured I'd put it on here and give someone else the opportunity to make it.

    One of the things I miss most about using my Fitbit (actually the only thing that I miss) is the ability to compare to my friends data collected throughout the day. One of the best parts of working out is being able to challenge your friends as it helps both of you be more healthy. If there was an app that created a comprehensive health score (similar to what nikefuel does), and allowed you to add friends and compete against them, I feel like it could definitely be a top app. I'd love to have someone make that, and I'm sure people would pay for it.
     
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  8. adamk77, May 7, 2015
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    I've attached a couple screen shots. It shows the weekly total distance, average pace and total calories on the top. Then follows the individual stats for Mon - Sun. You can either tap the arrow buttons or swipe left / right on the screen to flip through the weeks. Tapping on "Current Week" will reset it to the current week.

    I really wanted to include the average heart rate for the workout session but I could not find a way to obtain it from the HKWorkout object. If anyone knows how to get the heart rate associated with a workout, please let me know and I will put it in the app.

    I can submit it to the App Store before the end of the week. And hopefully it will be approved by some time next week.

    You can switch between the running and cycling workout activity, and set your preferred unit to either miles or km.

    I can submit it to the App Store before the end of the week. And hopefully it will be approved by some time next week.

    I'm planning on releasing it for free. The only thing I ask for in return is support for another app that I will be releasing soon by sharing information about it with your friends and family via Facebook, email, etc. I'll place a button that can be used to share info about it somewhere on this app. It's a free app that I made to help parents and the environment.
     

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  9. PatrickNSF macrumors 6502

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    Looks great! A question on the workout data – is GPS data stored also? Do you see a way where a developer would be able to make a app that exports the Workout data into another system like Nike+ or Garmin?
     
  10. adamk77 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I do not remember seeing GPS data. At least I could not find GPS data in the HKWorkout object.

    Nike+ or Garmin also have access to the HealthKit. So it's up to them to take advantage of it :)
     
  11. bashmagic macrumors regular

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    This is perfect. Love it. My only complaint is that I can't pay you for it if you release it for free :)
     
  12. daymouse macrumors regular

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    Count me in this looks great, good work.

    Will subscribe to this thread for updates!
     
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  14. adamk77 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You have to use the Nike+ App to track your runs right?

    I don't see the runs recorded from the Workout App when I go to the Activity menu on the Nike+ Running app.
     
  15. roland.g macrumors 603

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    My wife runs and uses the app on her phone but she doesn't have an Apple Watch. I'm pretty sure there is a Nike+ Watch companion app. But seeing as I'm not an avid runner (tried taking it up but it's not my thing) I think you need to be using the Nike + app. Not sure the Workout app will share data.
     
  16. PatrickNSF macrumors 6502

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    The problem with all the third-party apps at this point is that they do not have access to the HRM of the Watch. For me, that's a huge downside, as I want get as accurate of a calorie burn calculation as possible.
     
  17. adamk77 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    lol thanks :)

    I'm a parent, and I struggle with lot of my son's stuff that's been collecting dust in my basement. Over the past year, I've been working on an app that allows parents to easily sell or trade used kid's items locally.

    It'd be worth far more to me than $$$ if you can help me spread the word about it once it's released (very soon)!

    Ok, I've fixed a few bugs and I'm almost ready to submit it to the App Store. I just need to come up with a name for the app and somehow come up with an app icon that doesn't look like programmer art. If anyone has suggestions, I'd be happy to hear them!
     
  18. mbern1008 macrumors regular

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    I'd be interested in helping test if you have it on test flight, are you able to read from health kit the times that a workout is done? and from there get all the HR data from those times and average them out?
     
  19. adamk77 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, I do not have it on Test Flight. The Health App displays the heart rate per each workout session, so I was hoping it was stored somewhere where I could easily retrieve the info. Like you said, it looks like I have to read the HR data separately and look for those that occurred during the time frame when the work out happened.
     
  20. BD1 macrumors 6502

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    Great app. Thanks for doing this.

    Any chance in a future release you could summarize all type of workouts, not just running and cycling. For example, I also to stair stepper and elliptical, and other.

    It would be great to see weekly (and monthly) totals/averages of any workout that was recorded by the AW.

    Thanks.
     
  21. adamk77 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I will continue to work on it to make it more useful / better / feature rich.

    Update:
    I was able to get the heart rate data for the workouts, so that'll also be in the initial release.
     
  22. BD1 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks and terrific news about HR data!

    If you have entire HR data it would be great to show minimum and maximum along with average....and even a HR graph. And you should charge for your app.
     
  23. adamk77 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great ideas, BD1. I will include them in future updates. I'll release the initial version for free. If future versions take up more of my time, I can include a pro version to unlock the additional features.

    I just submitted the app for review, so hopefully it'll be approved some time next week. The app will be called "HealthKit Companion".
     
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  25. DannyBres macrumors 65816

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    Very nice. Look forward to it.

    HealthKit is an Apple brand (probably trademark) and they will not let you call it that so you'll have to change the splash screen to get through App Review.
     

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