Saint Louis, October 24 2010. Great news for people who use heart rate to assess their workouts. The online health and fitness website LogYourRun.com has launched version 3.0 of their GPS enabled iPhone application, now with heart rate!
With this latest release LogYourRun has worked closely with WahooFitness, the makers of an ANT+™ enabled hardware solution for the iPhone, to bring a product to market with offers detailed heart rate information. Through this collaboration the LogYourRun iPhone application can now receive data from ANT+ enabled heart rate monitors as well as ANT+ enabled foot pods/stride sensors. With version 3.0 the LogYourRun iPhone application will now report your average and max heart rate, time in zones and will store a graph of your heart rate over time that can be uploaded to the LogYourRun website for future analysis. By using the stride sensor to measure distance it is now possible to get accurate distance and speed information on the iPod Touch™, which does not have GPS and thus in the past was not able to provide reliable distance measures.
In addition to working with ANT+ devices the LogYourRun legacy functionalities include using both the GPS and the accelerometer of the iPhone to measure the speed and distance travelled outdoors and an extensive system for sharing exercise activities on social media. Safety features of the application include a functionality that will update your twitter account with your location and an easy to access in case of emergency button that will invoke the phone to call the emergency contact.
About LogYourRun. LogYourRun is a Saint Louis based health and fitness website that provide free training logs, training programs and other tools for the exercise community. LogYourRun was started in 2007 by Tim West in order to help his wife train for the Saint Louis marathon. Providing free services is part of LogYourRun’s mission to encourage and enable people to live a healthy lifestyle incorporating exercise into their daily routine. The LogYourRun iPhone application is amongst the highest rated iPhone applications for outdoor exercise and has been in the top 50 apps for health and fitness for several months. The popularity of the iPhone application has lead to a surge of interest in LogYourRun and the company is currently looking for hiring local talent. WahooFitness sensors and hardware can be purchased online through Amazon.com as well as on WahooFitness.com.