Gentler Streak for iPhone gains in-app Mirror Tracking via Live Activity

The popular workout tracking app for iPhone, Gentler Streak, has received its first major update of 2023. The updated version of Gentler Streak offers in-app Mirror Tracking, which is a feature powered by Live Activity on iPhone.

Gentler Streak

Gentler Streak has been updated to version 2.8

Gentler Streak version 2.8 offers support for Live Activity on iPhone, allowing users to track their workouts straight from the Notification Center and Dynamic Island. On the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, Live Activity is enabled on the Dynamic Island. On older iPhones, Gentler Streak workouts can be tracked from the Notification Center.

Note that all Gentler Streak workouts support Live Activity but push notifications are only enabled for the following:

  • Indoor Run
  • Indoor Walk
  • Indoor Cycle
  • Indoor Recumbent Cycling
  • Indoor Row
  • Elliptical
  • Cross Training
  • Strength Training
  • Mind And Body
  • Play
  • Preparation And Recovery
  • Stair Stepper
  • Strength Training
  • Yoga, Barre
  • Core Training
  • Flexibility
  • HIIT
  • HIIT – Uphill
  • Jump Rope
  • Pilates
  • Step Training
  • Wheelchair Walk Pace
  • Wheelchair Run Pace
  • Mixed Cardio
  • Fitness Gaming
  • Cooldown

Gentler Streak

The headlining feature of Gentler Streak’s latest update is in-app Mirror Tracking. Version 2.8 of the app now mirrors Apple Watch fitness tracking. The functionality, which is available for all workouts, allows you to set your iPhone in a prominent location and check your progress mid-workout. By prominently displaying the heart rate training zones, the feature helps you put your health first and pace yourself better.

Note that Live Activity with in-app Mirror Tracking is a premium feature. However, the first session is free for all users.

Gentler Streak

The last new feature included in the update is a new mid-workout status. With version 2.8 of the app, Activity Path is hidden throughout a workout session since it does not accurately reflect the user’s fitness level and could be distracting. When the workout is finished, Activity Path is updated and displayed.

The update also comes with standard bug fixes. You can download the 2022 Apple Watch app of the year for free from the App Store here. You can choose from several different premium plans to unlock all features. Note that Gentler Streak requires iOS 13.0 or later to work on iPhone.

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