Gentler Streak, the popular fitness tracking app, has been updated to version 2.7. The app suggests daily workouts to users based on their readiness, allowing them to maintain a healthy lifestyle without having to overexert themselves. The latest update adds Spanish localization, the ability to manually add a workout, and more.
Fitness tracking app Gentler Streak updated to version 2.7
Highlights of the latest update include Spanish support, the ability to add works manually, estimate workouts’ intensity, a new “Go Gentler” Widget, and Complication as well as an upgraded algorithm.
The ability to add a workout by hand is one of the headlining features in version 2.7 of Gentler Streak. The feature is meant for occasions when users exercise but are not wearing a smartwatch, are playing contact sports, or have a dead battery.
Here are the details you can log in with this functionality:
- Workout type
- Start date and time
- Activity energy
The update also allows users to estimate the intensity of their workouts using the RPE (Rated Perceived Exertion) scale. The scale ranges from 0 (no effort) to 10 (maximum effort) and users can mark how easy or challenging a workout was for them. The Gentler Streak team says that for the most accurate estimate, “consider muscle fatigue, elevated heart rate, and increased breathing rate.”
Gentler Twist: To provide context for you self-assessement, the RPE (Rate of Perceived Exertion) scale marks your usual exertion range for all workout types you have previously logged. When rating how the activity felt, you can tap the “As Usual” button, and the thumb will set on your average exertion position for that workout type. Or adjust the scale manually if the workout was outside the usual
You can make self-assessments for workouts added manually (Activities > + button) as well as logged workouts (Workout Summary > Perceived Exertion).
Aside from the optimized algorithm for Apple Watch, the last feature includes a new “Go Gentler” Widget and Complication. This will display the most appropriate workout action for a user at a glance. This Widget can be added to the Lock screen and Home screen, while the Complication and be added to the Apple Watch.
Download Gentler Streak for free from the App Store here. There are a bunch of premium plans that you can choose from to unlock all features. Note that the app requires iOS 13.0 or later to work on iPhone.