Runtastic 5.0 adds hydration feature and revamps app


The popular fitness app Runtastic has reached 70 million downloads and in celebrating that feat, the team behind the app is announcing a few new features for it. First, users will notice that the app features a completely revamped design. Runtastic 5.0 features a cleaner look while offering a better user experience.

Another feature of the app is a new hydration feature. This feature gives users a personal recommendation of re-hydrating themselves after their workout. It’s takes  local weather conditions, activity levels, and personal stats and recommends the hydration intake needed post workout.

Lastly, the developers behind the app have taken some of the feature of the pro version of the app, like the music player and live tracking and cheering, and moved them to the free version of the app.

We have the presser, QR code and download link after the the break. We also have the intro video for you as well. Enjoy!


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New Hydration Feature Helps Users Make Informed Decisions with Post-Activity Insight

San Francisco, CA – March 27, 2014 – Today Runtastic  – an innovative suite of apps, products and services that track and manage health and fitness data to motivate individuals to get in shape, stay healthy and improve overall fitness – announced a brand new version of their flagship app, Runtastic . Over the past year, the award-winning app has undergone a complete transformation, incorporating user feedback, expert knowledge and industry trends. The result is a revamped design and user experience, as well as new features and improved functions. This announcement comes as the company surpasses 70 million downloads worldwide.

“It’s impossible to make progress by standing still or becoming complacent,” says Florian Gschwandtner, CEO of Runtastic. “We’re confident that the new Runtastic app will help inspire and enable our users to continue on their health and fitness journeys with renewed focus, motivation and passion.”

Fresh Design & Enhanced Experience

Runtastic 5.0 boasts a clean, modern design that provides users with a more polished and engaging experience. Screens and navigation options can be easily customized to meet users’ personal preferences, and state-of-the-art technology allows data to sync seamlessly and effortlessly between the Runtastic app and users’ personal accounts. The app has also been enhanced to run consistently across multiple platforms, while simultaneously utilizing and capitalizing on each operating system’s unique functions and characteristics.

New Feature to Keep You Hydrated

Hydration is a key component of staying healthy and becoming fit. That’s why a new feature in the Runtastic app takes into account users’ activity details, personal stats, local weather conditions and more to provide a post-activity hydration suggestion. In the past, when a Runtastic user finished an activity, they would only have the opportunity to input activity details. While this ever-popular functionality is still present and useful, the hydration feature takes tracking to the next level by offering an instantaneous hydration recommendation based on user-specific data.

“We need to continue moving beyond simply tracking and aggregating data,” says Gschwandtner. “The hydration feature is one great example of how we can coach users and help them make a healthy, informed decision, at precisely the right moment, using their unique, personal data.”

New & Improved Features

For the first time, Runtastic Training Plans are available on Android devices and can be purchased either within the Runtastic app or on Existing elements of Runtastic have also been fully-optimized and several features that were previously only available in the PRO version of the app, such as the Music Player and LIVE Tracking & Cheering, are now available for free. These user favorites motivate Runtastics to engage with one another, share their activity with their social networks and ultimately achieve more advanced health and fitness accomplishments.

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