• New Challenge: Ready to Get sweaty

    It's time to get your sweat on! We've got a hot and steamy  Ready to get Sweaty challenge for you: do as many GPS-tracked walking, running and cycling activities as you can in 3 weeks and pump up your perspiration.

    Interested? Here is what you need to know about the Ready to Get Sweaty Challenge:

    Start: August 05, 2019

    End: August 26, 2019 

    While the Challenge actively starts on August 5th, you can join the Challenge already July 29th, 2019

    This is a Running, Walking and Cycling Challenge, which means only tracked walking, nordic walking, hiking, running, mountain biking, race cycling/road biking, handbiking and cycling activities with GPS trace will be counted towards this Challenge. 

    If you enter an activity manually, edit an activity after completion, or track a treadmill activity, the activity will not count towards this challenge.

    Make sure to inspire others to join you using the hashtag #shareyoursweat

  • New: Polar Flow

    You can now connect your Runtastic account to your Polar account. This means that you are able to import activities that you track with your Polar device into your Runtastic account.

    Connect

    To connect your Polar account to your Runtastic account, please follow the steps below:

    • Ensure that you have the latest version of the Runtastic app installed
    • Tap “Profile” followed by the “gear” icon in the top right corner
    • Choose “Partner Accounts”
    • Select the “Connect” button underneath “Polar Flow”
    • Enter your Polar account log in details

    Additionally, you can also connect your Polar account directly in your “Activity Setup” by following these steps below:

    • Tap the “gear” icon next to the start button on your activity screen
    • Click on “Partner Accounts” and select the “Connect” button underneath  “Polar Flow”

    You’ll now see “GPS Watch Connected” on your Activity Setup screen.

    Once your account is connected, any sports activities that you do with your Polar device, once synced to your Polar account, will also be imported to your Runtastic account. A push notification will inform you when your activity is available.

    Polar Supported Devices

    This feature currently supports all Polar devices that run the Polar Flow app. 

    Which Data gets imported to Runtastic?

    The following data will be imported into Runtastic: Distance, Duration, Pace, Split Times, Elevation*, Calories, and Heart Rate. As Polar Flow is designed differently, certain data such as Heart Rate Zones, Power, Cadence, Steps, Active Minutes, and Sleep will not be synced.

    Note: a “multisport session” is synced to Runtastic as separate activities. For example, if you track a triathlon activity, it will be imported to Runtastic as three separate sessions. (Swimming, Cycling, Running).

    * Once imported into Runtastic, you may notice a difference in the Elevation Values. It is, however, possible to edit these values using the instructions linked here.

    Disconnect

    To disconnect your Runtastic account from your Polar Flow account, please follow the steps below:

    • Tap “Profile” followed by the “gear icon” in the top right corner
    • Choose “Partner Accounts”
    • Select the “Disconnect” button next to “Polar Flow"

    To disconnect your Polar account directly on your activity screen do the following:

    • Tap the gear icon next to the start button on your activity screen

    Click on “Partner Accounts” and select the “Disconnect” button underneath “Polar Flow”.

  • Add A Manual Activity

    To add a manual activity in the Runtastic App, follow these simple steps:

    • Tap the “Progress” tab
    • Tap “Add an activity manually” directly below “Recent Activities” 
    • Set your activity type, duration, distance and start time (the burnt calories are calculated automatically)
    • Tap "Save"
    • Add a photo, activity notes and mood (plus surface and shoes for running activities)
    • Save your changes by tapping the check mark in the bottom right corner
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    Tap the "Progress" tab then “Add an activity manually” 

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    Set your activity type, duration, distance and start time. Tap "Save".

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    Add a photo, activity notes and mood. Tap the check mark.

     
  • Adding/Searching for Friends

    Have you already added your real-life friends directly in your Runtastic app? You should! Connect with friends and benefit from the advantages of an awesome community.

    There are two ways to reach the “Friends” screen. The first option is to tap “Newsfeed” on the tab bar followed by the icon in the top right corner. The second option is to tap “Profile” on the tab bar and tap “Friends”.

    As soon as you are in the “Friends” screen, you are able to accept or decline friend requests, search for friends or see your current friends.

    Search for friends:

    You can either connect the app to Facebook or your contact list, or tap the magnifying glass icon in the top right corner to search for contacts. As soon as you are connected, possible contacts will be suggested in “People you may know.”

  • Additional GPS Tips for Android

    If you are still experiencing GPS issues after following all the steps in our GPS Troubleshooting Guide, check out the additional tips below which are known to resolve almost all issues:

    • Restart your device – It is recommended to restart the device every now and then to help solve app issues
    • Remove and reinstall the Runtastic app from the Google Play Store. Your activity history will be cleared from the device, so make sure that you sync all sessions to Runtastic.com beforehand
    • Activate then deactivate “Flight Mode” – In some cases this may help you get GPS working again.
    • Open Google maps, then open the Runtastic app and let it search for 2-5 minutes to lock onto a GPS signal

    If you do experience a weak GPS signal and your activity tracking appears inaccurate, don’t forget you can always edit your activity manually on Runtastic.com afterwards.

       

  • Battery Settings

    In order to have a great experience in the Runtastic app, it might be a good idea for some android users to optimize their “Battery Settings” within the settings of the Runtastic app.

    To adapt your Battery Settings on your android device, please follow the steps below:

    • Open the Runtastic app
    • Go to “Profile” 
    • Click on “Settings” (gear icon) 
    • Scroll down to “Battery Settings”
    • Here you can choose between a “How To Guide” for your device or “Manage Battery Settings” 
    • Once you selected an option, please follow the instructions given on your device
  • Calculation of Dehydration

    The amount of water your body loses during your activity is an approximate calculation based on exertion and calories burned. The calculation also factors in the outdoor temperature and your elevation.



  • Challenge an Existing Activity

    Follow these simple steps to challenge an existing activity* in the Runtastic app:

    • Tap the Activity Setup icon next to the "Start" button
    • Tap “Select your workout”
    • Tap “Challenge an activity”
    • Select one of your previous activities to challenge
    • Start your activity by returning to the Activity screen and pressing “Start”

    * This feature is available to you in the Runtastic PRO app or as a Premium Member.

    Screenshot_20181129-130944.jpg Tap the Activity Setup icon next to the "Start" button
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    Tap “Challenge an activity”

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    Select one of your previous activities to challenge

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    Start your activity by returning to the Activity screen and pressing “Start”

  • Challenges: Can I join more than one at one time?

    Yes! You can join as many Challenges as you like. Your activities can also count for multiple challenges if the activities fulfill the requirements for each Challenge as specified in the Challenge details.

  • Challenges: Can I track with a smartwatch?

    Yes. The following smartwatches synchronize directly with the Runtastic platform:

    As soon as you’ve synchronized your activity with Runtastic, it will be counted towards the Challenge.

    For other smartwatches, you have the option to import your activity to Runtastic as a .gpx or .tcx file. For help with importing your activity, please see here.

    If you track an activity with more than one device, it will only count once towards your Challenge.

  • Challenges: How can I leave a Challenge?

    If you decide to leave a Challenge, you can do so by following the simple steps below:

    • Open the Runtastic app
    • Tap “Progress” on your tab bar
    • Select the Challenge you want to leave
    • Simply tap the three dots in the top right corner
    • Select “Leave Challenge”

    Note: Once you’ve carried out these steps, all your activities will be removed from the challenge. Should you decide to rejoin a challenge, your previous progress will not be taken into account.

  • Challenges: How do I ensure that my activity counts?

    Once you’ve joined, activities that comply with the challenge rules will be automatically linked and counted towards the challenge – there’s nothing you need to do manually.

    In order to ensure that your activity is linked to the Challenge, the following criteria must be set:

    • Your activity must have a GPS trace (unless otherwise specified in the Challenge details)*
    • Your activity must be tracked using the correct sport type for the Challenge (e.g Running)
    • Your activity must be tracked while the Challenge is active (the start and end time are always in your local time zone)

    If you track your activities with a smartwatch, please see the article linked here for more information.

    *If you enter an activity manually, edit an activity after completion, or track a treadmill activity, it will not count towards your challenge.

  • Challenges: How do I join?

    Follow the simple steps below to view all available challenges and join your first one:

    • Open the Runtastic app
    • Tap “Progress” on your tab bar
    • Scroll to “Challenges”
    • Simply tap on a Challenge for an overview – see how many participants are joining, how long the Challenge is running, etc.
    • Ready to push yourself? Just select “Join Challenge”

    Note: Once you’ve joined, your name and rank will appear on the leaderboard and will be visible to all challenge participants.

  • Challenges: The Challenge has already started. Can I still join?

    Yes! You can join the Challenge at any time.

  • Challenges: What happens if I delete my activity?

    If you delete an activity, it will be removed from the Challenge. Once deleted, activities can not be recovered.

  • Challenges: What is a Challenge?

    Challenges will bring out the best in you! Challenges are competitions with a specific mission over a certain timeframe, as defined in the challenge details.

    Once you’ve joined, activities that comply with the challenge rules will be automatically linked and count towards the Challenge. Track your performance and compare it to other users on the leaderboard!

  • Challenges: Where can I give feedback?

    We’d love to hear what you think about the Challenges feature! Let us know your opinion by following the link here. Your input is greatly appreciated!

  • Challenges: Where can I view my progress?

    If you want to view the Challenge progress, please follow these simple steps below:

    • Open the Runtastic app
    • Tap “Progress” on your tab bar
    • Select the appropriate Challenge by sliding through the cards
  • Challenges: Why hasn’t my activity been counted?

    There could be several reasons why your activity has not been counted towards a Challenge. You’ll find a list of the most common reasons below:

    • Your activity does not have a GPS trace
    • You tracked using the incorrect sport type
    • You added your activity manually
    • You edited your activity afterwards
    • You uploaded your activity tracked with your smartwatch to Runtastic after the Challenge finished

    Note: At Runtastic we want to encourage fair play and healthy competition. Therefore we have several mechanisms in place to ensure that only realistic activities will count towards a Challenge. Runtastic reserves the right to blacklist users with suspicious activities from the leaderboard and exclude them from the Challenge.

  • Challenges: Will my name always be displayed on the Leaderboard?

    Challenges include a leaderboard where you can compare your performance with fellow runners. When you join a challenge, your participation, progress, and rank in the leaderboard will be visible to other users.

    Note: If you opt out of the running leaderboard in your privacy settings, your name will no longer be visible.

  • Change My Profile Details

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

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

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    Select “Edit Profile”

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    Now you can change your profile settings, e.g. your birthdate, height or weight

     
  • Change the Activity Type

    Follow these simple steps to change the Activity Type in the Runtastic app:

    • Tap the Activity Setup icon next to the "Start" button
    • Tap “Activity Type”
    • Select one of the activity types from the list. The most recently used activity types are listed at the top
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    Tap the Activity Setup icon next to the "Start" button

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    Tap “Activity Type”

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  • Change Units

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

    • Tap the “Profile” tab on the tab bar
    • Tap the “gear icon” in the top right corner
    • Select “Units”
    • Now you can change the units of distance, weight and temperature by tapping each one
  • Connect a Heart Rate Monitor

    The Runtastic app gives you the option of connecting a Heart Rate Monitor so you can record your heart rate during a running session. To connect a Heart Rate Monitor, simply tap the Activity Setup icon next to the "Start" button followed by “Heart Rate”.

    Runtastic Heart Rate Combo Monitor

    To connect the Runtastic Heart Rate Combo Monitor, make sure that the Bluetooth of your device is switched on and then put on the monitor like you would when going for a run.

    Other Monitors

    This option allows you to connect other Heart Rate Monitors. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that your HR monitor will work as each device can have different specifications.

    Setting up Heart Rate zones

    The option "Edit your Heart Rate Zones" allows you to customize the Heart Rate Zones to fit your personal values.

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    Connect your Heart Rate Monitor. Make sure that the Bluetooth of your device is switched on.

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    Connect your Heart Rate Monitor

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  • Connect my Wearable

    To connect your Wearable with the Runtastic App, follow these simple steps:

    • Tap “Profile” followed by the “gear icon” in the top right corner
    • Select “Runtastic Wearable“
    • Connect to your Wearable by sliding the toggle "Runtastic wearable enabled" to the right

    Moment

    If you connect your Moment to the Runtastic app, the clock hands will stop at 12 o'clock. Start your workout and the hour hand will show the kilometers / miles covered. The minute hand measures the meters - one full cycle corresponds to 1000m. The progress hand will still show the progress towards your daily goal.

    After an activity such as walking or running, your Steps app will show you the values from the Runtastic app which will also be included in your daily statistics.

    Note: Before using your wearable with the Runtastic App it has to be successfully connected with the Steps app.

  • Connect to MyFitnessPal

    Follow these simple steps to connect the Runtastic app to MyFitnessPal:

    • Tap “Profile” followed by the “gear icon” in the top right corner
    • Select “Partner Accounts”
    • Connect to MyFitnessPal by tapping “Connect”

    If you are having troubles establishing a connection, try the following:

    • Disconnect your account from MyFitnessPal in the settings of the Runtastic app and on Runtastic.com
    • Log out of every involved portal
    • Log in again and try to establish a connection
  • Create an Interval Training

    Follow these steps to create an Interval Training* in the Runtastic app:

    • Tap the Activity Setup icon next to the "Start" button
    • Tap “Select your Workout”
    • Tap “Interval Training”
    • You can now select one of the default trainings or create your own by tapping the “+” in the bottom right corner
    • Enter a name for your workout
    • Enter a Warm-Up and Cool-Down time
    • Add intervals by tapping the “+” at the bottom right of the screen
    • Change the values (distance or time) in the middle by scrolling up or down
    • When you're done, tap the tick in the top right corner

    To delete a manually added Interval Training, long press on the training in the overview and select “Delete Workout”

    * Interval Trainings are available to you in the Runtastic PRO app or as a Premium Member.

  • Customizing the displayed values

    You can easily customize the values on your main activity screen to meet your needs. For example, you may wish to have “Distance” displayed most prominently during your run. Press and hold on the value you want to change then select one of the values from the list that appears. Now you have successfully changed the value.

    Alternatively, tap the Activity Setup icon next to the "Start" button, then tap “Customize displayed values”. You can then customize the values for both outdoor and indoor activities.

    Note: A maximum of four values can be displayed.

  • Edit an Activity

    In order to edit your activity in the Runtastic app, follow the steps below:

    • Tap the “Progress” tab
    • Your most recent activities will be displayed at the top of the screen. To view your full history, tap “Show more”
    • Tap the activity you wish to edit
    • Open the menu (three dots) at the top right to edit the details
    • Tap “Edit”
    • On the next screen, make changes to your Sport Type, Start Time & Duration, and Distance by tapping each value (the calories will be recalculated automatically*)
    • Additionally you can add your workout notes, take a photo, or choose one from your gallery and record your feeling and surface.
    • Tap on “Continue Editing”
    • Save your changes by tapping the checkmark in the lower right corner

    *Additionally, you can edit your burned calories manually.

  • Enable/Disable the Auto Pause Feature

    Follow these simple steps to enable/disable the Auto Pause* feature in the Runtastic app:

    • Tap the Activity Setup icon next to the "Start" button
    • Scroll down and tap “Auto Pause”
    • Toggle the “Auto Pause” on or off

    * This feature is available to you in the Runtastic PRO app or as a Premium Member.