“While there are many apps for beginning runners, we set out to create an app that helps people run their first 5K, then continues to help maintain the fitness level they worked so hard to reach,” explained Steve Kusmer, CEO of Abvio.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2012
iPhone fitness app developer Abvio Inc. today broke new ground in the Health and Fitness app category with the launch of 5K to Marathon Runmeter GPS. The app includes a 5K run/walk training plan for beginners as well as 10K, half and marathon plans, all created by a professional running coach. In addition, 5K To Marathon Runmeter GPS includes the full capabilities of Runmeter, the most powerful and best-selling running app for iPhone worldwide.
Unlike the many apps for running training, including “Couch To 5K” apps, which become obsolete once you meet your running goal, 5K To Marathon Runmeter GPS provides runners with complete GPS tracking capabilities to continually record time, location, distance elevation and speed over all their workouts.
“While there are many apps for beginning runners, we set out to create an app that helps people run their first 5K, then continues to help maintain the fitness level they worked so hard to reach,” explained Steve Kusmer, CEO of Abvio. “There’s no need to abandon 5K To Marathon Runmeter GPS once you complete that first race goal, it’s designed to take you as far as you want to go as a runner – even a marathon.”
Leveraging the features from Runmeter, 5K To Marathon Runmeter GPS includes the ability to visualize running progress instantly, with a simple swipe across the app stopwatch to see pages of stats, maps, and graphs. The built-in voice reads more than 150 configurable announcements including distance, time, speed and elevation. The app’s route import/export capabilities allows runners to import a route or virtual competitor by simply clicking on a TCX, GPX or KML link or file in Mail or Safari. Complete summaries of workouts can be exported for use in maps, graphs, or social fitness sites. Training plans and progress can also be shared with the iPhone Calendar app and with online calendars.
5K To Marathon Runmeter also features Runmeter’s advanced social sharing features. Runners can use email, Facebook, Twitter and dailymile.com to share Google Maps of their workouts, automatically updated every few minutes. The app can be configured to have email updates sent automatically to family and friends during training or races to keep them notified of location and progress. Unique to 5K To Marathon Runmeter (as well as Runmeter, Cyclemeter and Walkmeter), is the text-to-speech voice that speaks replies to workout posts from Facebook, Twitter and dailymile.com. Friends and family can use all three social networks to cheer runners on, in real time, helping them to go further and finish strong.
About 5K To Marathon Runmeter GPS
5K To Marathon Runmeter GPS is built on the same foundation as Runmeter, Cyclemeter and Walkmeter, which continue to be the most powerful GPS fitness applications for the iPhone. All four come preconfigured for training, running, cycling and walking, respectively. Each app supports all features and activities. 5K To Marathon Runmeter GPS is available now (iTunes link) for $2.99 (US). One voice, for hearing replies from Twitter, Facebook and dailymile.com, is included free. Subsequent voices are $0.99 (US) each via In App Purchase.
About Abvio Inc.
Abvio Inc. is a privately held, award-winning San Francisco-based iPhone application developer devoted entirely to building comprehensive, easy-to-use applications for fitness. Please visit abvio.com to find out more and follow us on Twitter: @runmeter, @cyclemeter and @walkmeter, or on Facebook: facebook.com/runmeter, facebook.com/cyclemeter or facebook.com/walkmeter.
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