Welcome to the Refresh: Android 3.0

Posted on May 13th, 2014 in Blog.

We’re excited to announce a long-overdue update to our Android apps: Version 3.0, available for download now in the Google Playstore. This update include more than just a face-lift. It has a whole new look and feel, including new functionality, especially for our growing MVP community.

We’ll cut to the chase. So what’s new?

  • Complete app redesign with a new workout recording experience
  • New app navigation, including slide out menu
  • New friending capabilities
  • New mobile graphs post-workout
  • New MVP features including mobile coaching, custom spits, heart rate graphs, leaderboard filtering and live tracking.

The most obvious change in Version 3.0 is the new look. We created clearer, beautiful splash screens to help make your training a breeze. Most of your activity will take place through the stacked navigation menu, found in the upper left hand corner of the app. Everything you need can be found here – record a workout, log a workout, find new friends, connect a device and more.

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Next up is a new recording experience. An upgraded integration with Google Maps now lets you see your neighborhood in 3D with buildings, tilting and real time compass navigation as you go (perfect for the mounted phone during a bike ride). Also view your progress in new stats tiles within your workout. Done with your workout? Slide-to-finish functionality lets you end your workout when you you’re ready.

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Dig a little deeper into your workouts with more data and mobile graphs post-workout. After saving a workout, view courses and splits instantly. If you’re training with heart rate, now you can see heart rate analysis (and zones*) on your phone and online.

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Need a little motivation? Find new friends to train with directly within the app. Connect via Facebook, Twitter or your Contacts list to invite others to join your MapMyFitness community. Here you can also view, accept or deny friend requests. Grow your team and hold yourself accountable through a little friendly competition.

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Looking for more? Upgrade to MVP. Our most requested feature new to the Android update is mobile coaching. Enable mobile coaching to provide audio feedback based on your training needs. You can set up coaching based on time, pace, speed, distance and duration. Our MVP users can also filter leaderboards on criteria (age and gender), and view custom split information.

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Our team has been hard at work, listening to the recommendations of our Android community, and building new features. We’re eager to get your feedback. What’s your favorite feature of the new update? What would you like to see in the future? Leave your comments in the section below.

MVP pricing is $29.99/annual or $5.99/monthly. Live Tracking is now an MVP feature. As a part of this new offering, we are extending a 2-week free trial for MVP to experience all of the new features.