• Add Fitness Activities Manually in Balance

    If you forgot to track your fitness activity or want to add one manually, no problem! You can do that directly in the Balance app. This way you can see the calories burned reflected in your daily calorie allowance. Follow the simple steps below:

    • Tap “Diary” and scroll down to “Burned Calories”
    • Tap “Add Fitness Activity”
    • Choose your activity type (Tap the three dots to access more options)
    • Enter in the calories, duration, distance, and time of your activity
    • Tap “Save” in the top right corner

    Made a mistake and wish to delete the activity that you’ve added?  Simply swipe left on the activity and tap delete. Alternatively, you can edit the details of your activity on Runtastic.com using the steps in this article.

  • Tracking Fitness Activities in Balance

    When you track a fitness activity with your favorite Runtastic app, the calories you burned will automatically sync to Balance. This means your daily calorie allowance will be updated and you’ll have an overview of all your burned and consumed calories in one handy place!

    How does it work?

    • Just track your fitness activities using one of the compatible apps* in the Runtastic Portfolio
    • The calories you burn during the activity will be automatically imported into the Balance app and your total daily calorie allowance will be adjusted accordingly

    For example, if your daily calorie allowance is 2000 calories and you’ve burned 200 calories during a running activity tracked with the Runtastic app, your daily calorie allowance will increase to 2200 for the corresponding day.   

    Where can I view my burned calories in the Balance app?

    Tap “Diary” to view your burned calories, which will be displayed just below your remaining calorie allowance for the day.

    Scroll down to just beneath your food entries to view your completed sports activity for the day along with how many calories you burned during this activity.

    If your activity is not displayed in the Balance app, please follow the steps below:

    1. Ensure that your Balance app is updated to the latest version available in the App store
    2. Make sure that you are logging in with the same account details to all Runtastic apps and to your account on Runtastic.com
    3. Check that your activity has also synchronized to your account on Runtastic.com
    4. Allow several minutes to give the app time to synchronize your activity
    5. Make sure that you have a stable internet connection, as this is required to synchronize your activity

    *The following apps will synchronize burned calories with the Balance app: Runtastic app, Results app, Road / Mountain Bike app, Fitness app Collection (Push-Ups, Squats, Pull-Ups, Sit-Ups), Six Pack Leg, Trainer, Butt Trainer

     

  • Customize Your Daily Calorie Allowance

    The Balance app calculates a suitable daily calorie allowance for you based on the information you provide in the app. However, as a Premium Member*, you have the option to change this manually. Follow these simple steps to change your calorie allowance:

    • Navigate to the “Profile” tab
    • Tap “Edit” next to your displayed calorie allowance
    • Move the bar to the left or the right until you have set your desired daily calorie allowance
    • Tap “Save”

    As balance is key to achieving your health goals, it is important to ensure that you’re not setting your daily calorie allowance too low or too high. The colors on the bar indicate whether the allowance chosen is in a healthy range for you.

    If you wish to allow the app to calculate your allowance for you once again, just enable the toggle next to “Recommended for you” and press "Save".

    *Not yet a Premium Member? Purchase your Premium Membership here.

  • Add Calories Manually

    Having trouble finding the exact item you are looking for in the Balance app? Or perhaps you want to quickly add the calories from your favourite recipe to your food diary? No worries! As long as you know how many calories are in the product, you can add the item manually to your diary using these simple steps:

    • Access the search screen, either through the “+” symbol next to each meal in the “Diary” tab or by tapping  the “+”  on the bottom bar
    • Tap “Add Calories” just below the search bar
    • Enter a name for your product (even add an emoji if you wish to)
    • Add the number of calories
    • Tap "Add" followed by "Done" and the item will be added to your food diary

         

    Note: Your calorie total will adjust accordingly but macronutrients will not be affected.

  • Tracking Runtasty Recipes

    Already using the delicious recipes in our Runtasty app? You can quickly add these to your diary in the Balance app. The calories and macronutrients are already calculated for you! Simply type in “Runtasty” or the full recipe title from the app in the search and it will pop right up.

  • Using the Barcode Scanner

    Simply tap the barcode icon in the search bar to launch the scanner. Make sure the entire barcode is behind the camera and hold the phone steady until the item is recognized.

    Note: When using the barcode scanner for the first time, you will need to allow the app to access your phone’s camera.

    If you are unable to find a food item using the barcode scanner, check first that the region in your phone settings matches the country you are searching in. You could also try typing the food item directly in the search bar instead of scanning the barcode.

  • News Feed

    Fitness and a healthy diet go hand in hand. The News Feed allows you to stay connected with your Runtastic friends, get motivated by their progress in any of our Runtastic apps and gain extra accountability knowing that your friends can see when you are (or are not) doing your workouts.

    Periodically, we will include some amazing content from our experts on the Runtastic blog. Get a boost of motivation, training tips or healthy recipes directly in your Runtastic News Feed when you need it most.

  • Defining Your Goal

    When you open the app for the first time, we will ask you for some data about yourself, including height, weight, age and gender. We will also ask you what your goal is, for example, to lose weight, gain weight or simply eat healthy. If you choose to lose or gain weight, we will also ask you to specify your target weight. You will then be provided with a suitable daily calorie recommendation along with a suggested calorie intake for each meal. The daily suggested amount of macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein and fat) will also be displayed in the app.

     

  • Tracking Food in Your Diary

    Simply tap “Diary” on the bottom bar to see your calorie and macronutrient recommendation for the day and the suggested calorie intake for each meal. The “+” symbol next to each meal (e.g. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks) will take you to the search bar where you can search for and add foods to your diary. Alternatively, the “+”  on the bottom bar will bring you directly to the search bar.

    Once you have selected the correct food and portion size, tap “Add” in the top right corner. Continue adding the foods and drinks until your meal is complete, then tap “Done” to save the items in your diary.

     

    To see the details of your food diary for a previous day, simply swipe right. If you would like to plan ahead, you can add food items for each meal for the next seven days by swiping left. Alternatively, tap on the calendar at the top right corner to quickly view a specific day.

  • Searching for a Food Item

    To search for a food or drink in the Balance app, simply type the name of the item in the search bar. You can reach the search bar by tapping the “+” symbol next to each meal or the “+” on the bottom bar. Choose the relevant item to view more details such as serving size and nutrition facts. Once you have selected the correct food and portion size, tap “Add” in the top right corner.

    Tip: You don’t have to search each time for foods you eat on a regular basis as your favorite foods will automatically appear on the search screen!

    Alternatively, you can use the handy barcode scanner to track your food. See here for help with this feature.

  • Choosing a Serving Size

    Once you have tapped a food item to view more details, you will see a green measuring bar. You can adjust your serving size by moving this bar until it is at your desired amount.

    Similarly, to change the serving unit (for example, from “cups” to “grams”) move the serving scale just beneath.

    There are a variety of ways to select and determine portion sizes in Balance. Common measuring containers (cups, mugs, etc.) are an option for things like nuts or grains. For fruits and vegetables, you will find sizes like small, medium and large, as well as parts of the whole, like a slice of avocado or an apple ring. Standard units of measurement for weight and volume are always available. While you’re still getting used to food tracking, measuring and weighing foods will help you develop a feel for portion sizes in the future!

  • Deleting a Food Item

    Made a mistake and want to remove a food item from your diary? Just tap on the meal (for example, Breakfast) to bring up an overview of the foods you tracked. Swipe left on the item you wish to remove and tap “Delete”. Alternatively, tap on the item you wish to delete and scroll to the bottom. Tap “Delete” and the item will be removed.

  • Nutrition Plans

    Whether you want to improve your stamina, discover newfound energy and motivation, or simply form healthy, balanced eating habits, as a Premium Member you will automatically be assigned a nutrition plan to help make your goals a reality.    

    Try out a nutrition plan today like Energy Boost, Weight Loss or Healthy Balance by tapping “Plans” and make your way towards a healthier you.

    You have the option to change your nutrition plan at any time and try out a different one! Changing the plan will automatically update the recommended macronutrients in your diary.

    In addition, your nutrition plan contains a list of Do’s and Don’ts to guide you towards a balanced diet and "Must-Haves" for your pantry in order to easily reach your goal.

    Not yet a Premium Member? Purchase a Runtastic Premium Membership here.

  • Change Your Goal

    Your goals may change while you are tracking with the Balance app. For example, you may have reached your target weight and now wish to eat healthy to maintain your current weight. To change your goal in the app, simply follow these steps:

    • Tap “Diary”
    • Ensure you are viewing today’s entries
    • Scroll to the bottom
    • Tap “Change Goal” on the right-hand side
    • Make the necessary changes
    • Tap “Update Goal”
  • Update Your Weight

    You have the option to update your weight in case it changes while tracking with the Balance app. To do so, simply follow these steps:

    • Tap “Diary”
    • Ensure you are viewing today’s entries
    • Scroll to the bottom
    • Tap “Update Weight”
    • Make the necessary changes
    • Tap “Done” to save
  • Change Units

    Follow these simple steps to change the units in the Balance app:

    • Tap “Profile” at the bottom
    • Tap the “gear” icon to get to “Settings”
    • Select “Units”
    • Now you can change the units of distance and weight by tapping them
  • Change Profile Details

    Follow these simple steps to change your profile details in the Balance app:

    • Tap “Profile” at the bottom
    • Tap the “gear” icon in the top right corner
    • Select “Profile”
    • Now you can change your profile settings, e.g. your birthdate, height or weight

    To change your email address, please visit Runtastic.com.

  • Log Out

    To log out of the app, tap “gear icon” and select “Logout” at the bottom.

  • Push Notifications

    Your progress is important to us and we want to help you stay on track! Push notifications keep you informed and motivated directly in the Notifications Center of your phone.

    Follow these simple steps to edit the Push Notifications settings in the Balance app:

    • Tap “Profile” at the bottom
    • Tap the “gear” icon to get to “Settings”
    • Tap “Notifications”
    • Select which Notifications you would like to receive