• iOS 14 Widget

    Intro

    How to add Fitbod's Widget

    What does the Fitbod Widget do?

     

    Intro

    With iOS 14, you can use widgets on your Home Screen or Today View to keep the information of your favorite apps readily available.

     

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    How to add Fitbod's Widget

    Widgets are added via the Widget catalog. You can trigger this by editing your iPhone's home screen and tapping the + button at the top left. You can also add widgets to your Today View by swiping left on the first page of your Home Screen. The Fitbod app must be opened at least once for the widget to appear in the Widget catalog. 

    Once you add the widget to your Home Screen it will have placeholder data until you open the app and it sends updated information. Fitbod's widget comes in both small and medium sizes, you can run both the small and medium widget at the same time.

     

    What does the Fitbod Widget do?

    The widget shows how many workouts you have logged this calendar week, what your workout per week goal is, and upcoming workout details. The workouts/week ring will reset at midnight when a new calendar week begins. Third-party workouts will count towards your goal on the widget at this time. 

    To edit your goal, open the Fitbod app and go to the Log tab. Select the settings icon at the top right. Then scroll down to Weekly Workout Goal. After a workout is logged, the widget will be updated. If you don’t see the widget update correctly, try force-quitting Fitbod and reopening. After 10 seconds or so the sync should be done.

    The widget with your next workout info will show your very next workout. This next workout is locked for 3 days. If you have not opened the app in some days, the widget will tell you that you need to open the app to see the next workout.

     

    If you have any questions about this feature or would like to share your feedback, please email our Support Team at support@fitbod.me

  • Apple Watch

    Table of Contents

    Introduction

    How to install Fitbod onto your Apple Watch

    How Fitbod uses Apple Health Data

    FAQ

    Does Fitbod for Apple Watch work without an iPhone or internet connection?

    Can Fitbod be used on the Apple Watch with cellular capabilities without the iPhone?

    I'm unable to download Fitbod on my Apple Watch. Why?

     

    Introduction

    With the Apple Watch Fitbod app, you can:

    • Start your Fitbod workout
    • Adjust reps and weight for sets
    • Log sets and exercises
    • View rest-timers and receive sound/haptic feedback
    • Finish your Fitbod workout all without your iPhone (you must be connected to iPhone when starting and finishing a workout)

    Additionally, Fitbod will read your heart rate from the Apple Watch and use it to factor into the calories burned calculation. For information about how Fitbod calculates your calories burned for each workout, please visit the How Fitbod Calculates Calories Burned article.

     After finishing a workout on the Apple Watch, you must Log Workout on the iPhone in order for your workout to be saved. Fitbod on Apple Watch does not operate over cellular data.

     

    ***Important Note:

    With our Fitbod 5.0 release, we will only support WatchOS 7 and above.

     

    How to install Fitbod onto your Apple Watch

    1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone
    2. My Watch tab
    3. Scroll to Available Apps
    4. Find Fitbod
    5. INSTALL

    If you are experiencing issues with installing Fitbod on your Apple Watch, please do a fresh install of the app on your device. If you continue to experience issues after doing so, please email us at support@fitbod.me so our team can assist.

     

    How Fitbod uses Apple Health data

    Fitbod uses your Apple Health data to create your body profile (weight, height, gender, and age). Currently, Fitbod only syncs body stats (Weight, Height, Gender and Age) with Apple Health once - when you first connect Health. After that, Fitbod does not auto-update weight if weight changed in Apple Health. This is an upcoming feature.

      

    FAQ

    Does Fitbod for Apple Watch work without an iPhone or internet connection?

    Yes! You do, however, need to connect to your iPhone when logging a finished workout. After selecting Finish Workout on the Apple Watch, you will be prompted to open Fitbod on your iPhone. From there, you can log your finished workout. Additionally, it is most optimal to have your phone and watch paired during the workout.

    Please keep in mind that manually adding sets, replacing exercises, adding exercises, viewing exercise demonstration videos, etc. will require your iPhone.

     

    ***Important Note:

    The developer kit for WatchOS is very limited so we aren't looking to add additional features to the watch just yet. Improving the Apple Watch and iPhone experience is on our roadmap when our development team feels the watch platform becomes more stable.

     

    Can Fitbod be used on the Apple Watch with cellular capabilities without the iPhone?

    No. The Fitbod watch app will operate the same on either Apple Watch version or series. That being said, you will need to connect to your iPhone when logging a finished workout.

     

    I'm unable to download Fitbod on my Apple Watch. Why?

    With our 5.0 release, we will only support WatchOS 7 and above. Please ensure your Apple Watch is up to date with the latest OS version.

     

  • Apple Health

    Table of Contents

    How to Sync Workouts between Fitbod, Apple Health, and the Fitness app

    Fitbod workouts to Apple Health and Fitness app

    Apple Health workouts to Fitbod

    Apple Health workouts that import into Fitbod

    FAQ

    I'm seeing issues with calories burned and workout duration from my Fitbod workout not importing into my Apple Health/Fitness App. What can I do?

     

    How to Sync Workouts between Fitbod, Apple Health, and the Fitness app

    Fitbod workouts to Apple Health and Fitness app

    In order to sync your Fitbod workouts to Apple Health on iOS, first, make sure you are connected to Apple Health within the Fitbod app.

    Once connected to Apple Health, you will need to ensure Fitbod has permission to write data to the app. To check this:

    1. Open Apple Health
    2. Select your profile on the Summary page (top right)
    3. Select Apps under the Privacy section
    4. Select Fitbod
    5. The following data permissions need to be turned ON for Fitbod workouts to sync into Apple Health (Height and Weight are strongly recommended for calorie calculations but not required)

     

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    Now, you're ready to go! After completing a Fitbod workout, a pop-up will display which will give you the option to sync your workout to Apple Health, make sure this is toggled ON.

    As a reference, please see the image below:

     

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    You will need an Apple Watch in order to sync workouts with the Fitness app. Once you enable Sync to Apple Health and log a workout, that workout will automatically sync to the Fitness app.

     

    Apple Health workouts to Fitbod

    Similarly to setting up Fitbod workout to sync into Apple Health, your Fitbod app needs to be 1) connected to Apple Health and 2) given permission to read data from Apple Health. 

    To check this:

    1. Open Apple Health
    2. Select your profile on the Summary page (top right)
    3. Select Apps under the Privacy section
    4. Select Fitbod
    5. The following data permissions need to be turned ON for Apple Health workouts to sync into Fitbod (Date of Birth, Height, Sex, and Weight are strongly recommended but not required)

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    If you are experiencing an issue with syncing your Fitbod workouts to Apple Health and/or the Fitness app, please email our Fitbod support team at support@fitbod.me for assistance. 

     

    Apple Health workouts that import into Fitbod

    Below is a list of Apple Health/Apple Watch workouts that will import to Fitbod if both apps are synced.

    • Indoor Run
    • Elliptical
    • Rower
    • Outdoor Walk
    • Outdoor Run
    • Outdoor Cycle
    • Indoor Walk
    • Indoor Cycle
    • Hiking
    • Pool Swim
    • Open Water Swim

    Unfortunately, we do not support Apple Health workouts such as Yoga, Basketball, High-Intensity Interval Training, etc. because these activities are not yet incorporated into our algorithm at this time.

    If are experiencing issues with one of the following activities listed above not importing into Fitbod, please try disconnecting and reconnecting Fitbod to Apple Health. Please keep in mind when disconnecting Fitbod from Apple Health, Apple Health will ask if you'd like to Keep or Delete your Fitbod workout data so make sure to select Keep if you'd like to keep this data in Apple Health and your Fitness app!

    If the issue continues, please email our Support Team at support@fitbod.me for assistance.

     

     

    FAQ

    I'm seeing issues with calories burned and workout duration from my Fitbod workout not importing into my Apple Health/Fitness App. What can I do?

    You can manually change the prioritization by performing the following steps:

    1. Open your Apple Health app
    2. Select Browse (bottom right)
    3. Select Active Energy
    4. Scroll down to Data Sources & Access and select this option
    5. Select Edit
    6. Drag and drop Fitbod to the top of the list

    By updating the prioritization, this will ensure Fitbod calculates your calories burned and takes precedence over the Apple Watch sensor calculated calorie count.

  • Strava on iOS

    Table of Contents

    What is Strava?

    How to connect your Strava account to Fitbod

    How Fitbod uses your Strava activity data

    Strava workouts that import into Fitbod

     

    What is Strava?

    Strava is a social network for athletes. Share your achievements and stay motivated with kudos and comments from your friends and training buddies. Connect with fellow athletes, compare your weekly stats against the club leaderboard, and find motivation from your fellow club members.

    Join the Fitbod Club

     By connecting your Fitbod account to Strava, you can post a recap of every workout to your Strava profile (option given when you Finish Workout). You can also log your Strava Runs, Bike Rides, and E-Bike Rides to Fitbod to reflect your muscle recovery state and adjust your Fitbod program.

    For additional information about Strava, please visit the Strava website.

     

    How to connect your Strava account to Fitbod

    If you haven't created a Strava account, you can either download the Strava app or sign up at Strava.com before connecting and syncing Fitbod and Strava.

    To connect Fitbod to your Strava account:

    1. Open the Fitbod app
    2. Log tab
    3. Settings (top right corner)
    4. Scroll to Connected Apps
    5. Strava
    6. Connect with Strava
    7. Sign in to your Strava account
    8. Check "Upload activities for you and edit your profile" if you want Fitbod workouts to be posted into Strava
    9. Authorize
    10. Select "Yes" or "No" if you'd like to sync activities for the last 7 days

    When connected to Strava, you can:

    • Post your Fitbod workout to your Strava account (option given when you Finish Workout)
    • Post your Strava workouts to Fitbod

    If it is your first time connecting to Strava, Fitbod will pull in run/ride data from the last 7 days. In order for your activities to import into Fitbod, they will need to be publicly viewable.

     

    How Fitbod uses your Strava activity data

    Your recommended workout is now created by analyzing both your Fitbod strength exercises and Strava cardio exercises.

    Fitbod reads in your Strava Running & Cycling activities and lists these as Fitbod exercises in your Log. The muscle groups exercised by running and cycling are impacted in the Recovery tab. Fitbod reads in the distance, time, and elevation of your run/ride to correctly adjust muscle recovery percentage.

    Connect your Strava account in Fitbod Settings under “Connected Apps."

     

    Strava workouts that import into Fitbod

    The following are Strava workouts that will import to Fitbod if both apps are synced.

    • Cycling
    • Cycling - Stationary
    • E-Bike
    • Elliptical
    • Hiking
    • Rowing
    • Running
    • Running - Treadmill
    • Stair Stepper
    • Virtual Ride
    • Virtual Runs
    • Walking

    Unfortunately, we do not support Strava workouts such as Canoe, Ice Skate, Kayak, Rock Climb, etc. because these activities are not incorporated into our algorithm at this time.

    If you are experiencing issues with one of the following activities listed above not importing into Fitbod, please try disconnecting and reconnecting Fitbod to Strava. If the issue continues, please email us at support@fitbod.me

     

     

     

  • Fitbit on iOS

    Table of Contents

    How to Connect your Fitbit Account

    FAQ

    Fitbit workouts that import into Fitbod

      

    How to Connect your Fitbit Account

    If you haven't created a Fitbit account, you can either download the Fitbit app or sign up at Fitbit.com before connecting and syncing Fitbod and Strava.

    To connect Fitbod to your Fitbit account:

    1. Open the Fitbod app
    2. Log tab
    3. Settings (top right corner)
    4. Scroll to Connected Apps
    5. Fitbit
    6. Connect with Fitbit
    7. Sign in to your Fitbit account
    8. Check "Allow All" if you want Fitbod workouts to be posted into Fitbit
    9. Authorize
    10. Select "Yes" or "No" if you'd like to sync activities for the last 7 days

    When connected to Fitbit, you can:

    • Post your Fitbod workout to your Fitbit account (option given when you Finish Workout)
    • Post your Fitbit Cycling, Elliptical, Running, and Swimming workouts

    If you are experiencing issues with connecting your Fitbod with your Fitbit account, please email us at support@fitbod.me

     

    FAQ

    Does Fitbod collect heart rate data from my Fitbit to calculate calories?

    No. Unfortunately, Fitbit's API doesn't allow us to collect heart rate data so calorie calculations are completed using Fitbod’s formula.

     

    How do I avoid duplicate workout entries posting to my Fitbit feed?

    To avoid duplicate workouts being posted, you can:

    1. Turn “Post workouts to Fitbit” OFF (while keeping other settings turned ON) and run a workout on both Fitbod and Fitbit

    OR

    2. Don’t auto or manually run a workout on Fitbit and have Fitbod post the workout to your Fitbit feed

     

    Fitbit workouts that import into Fitbod

    The following are Fitbit workouts that will import to Fitbod if both apps are synced.

    1. Running 
    2. Biking 
    3. Stair Climber 
    4. Elliptical 
    5. Walk 
    6. Running - Treadmill