Getting Started – Quickstart Guide to Fitdigits Android apps

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Thank you for your interest in Fitdigits health, fitness, activity tracking and heart rate training apps, iCardio, iRunner, iWalker and iBiker. We hope the following short video will help you get up and running (pardon the pun) in no time! Each of our apps offers a distinct experience, but they all share a similar Fitdigits account and general functionality, based around activity and heart rate tracking and training, creating a fun and engaging tool that can help you stay healthy and hit your goals.

 

We hope you enjoy the video above and it helps you get started, as getting started is the most important part!

After the basics, you might want to take a deeper dive into the app settings, where you can set options by Activity Type, including  Audio and Voice Feedback, Laps, Dashboards, your Chart and Map Metrics, Heart Rate Zones and Pace Zones. You can also learn more about overall App Settings like Zone Alerts and Prompts, customizing your home screen, customizing heart rate zones, or Auto Pause, or managing Heart Rate Monitors (HRM) and other sensors.

You can also learn more about managing your activities and history by editing workouts, deleting workouts, change a workout type after a workout was recorded, entering a manual workout, or customizing your own Other workout type.

 

Update iCardio, iRunner to v4 for Android

Updated Interface • Customized Countdown • Material Design • Integrated Goals

Step 1: Download the latest v4

Download iCardio v4 for Android Download iRunner v4 for Android

 

Step 2: Tap the Big Green Button

The program will sync your old version to make sure all your data is in the cloud, then sync that back down to the new v4. When complete, it will even ask if you want it to delete the previous version for you. Deleting the previous version is not required but nice to do, you can always access previous versions from our iCardio Android Archive.

The All New v4 for Android

We are thrilled to announce the new and updated iCardio and iRunner v4 for Android, the next generation in health and fitness tracking and heart rate training!

V4 apps include a whole new user interface, simplified and streamlined for access to the things you want most. All new navigation, from Profile to Sensors and Settings, and more features like creating goals or joining groups at your fingertips. Tablet support is new to this version too, with in-workout landscape mode coming soon. The update to v4 requires downloading again from our new Google Play home.

 

 

Why are we requiring a new download?

We used to be managed under one name but became Fitdigits back in 2016, and Google Play doesn’t allow some things to transfer over between entities in our case, so we can not continue to evolve the platform on that Play account, we have moved.

The good part – it is super easy to do, and all your data and previous purchases will be immediately available!

 

 

Troubleshooting

If you don’t see the big green button, check the version you currently have installed and are logged into.You can see your older app version at the bottom of the Settings screen. You can tell the older version because it will say iCardio 3 under the icon.

You may not have the latest 3.9x installed and be logged into that version. In that case you can either first update your existing 3.x version to the latest, then run v4 (it will recognize the older version on launch).

You also can login to v4 with your existing username and password you used on your current installation.

  • In the existing 3.x app, tap Settings > Profile. Make a note of the email associated with your account (tip: watch for typos). This is your email/username for your account.
  • Download the latest v4 of your Fitdigits App: iCardio  |  iRunner
  • Using the account password, or if you logged in with Facebook, login as an Existing User.
    1. If necessary, see how to reset your password. You might check your email and password by logging into my.fitdigits.com – if you haven’t been in a while, it has undergone some nice upgrades recently.
  • When you are comfortable everything is over, delete your older version.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at support.

Get Your Steps On with Fitdigits and Google Fit

Add Steps to your home screenTrack Steps & Daily Activity

Use your phone or smartwatch to track steps and daily activity on top of the great cardio workouts you’re getting. Put the full picture together by linking the Google Fit app to your Fitdigits apps; daily steps, active & total calories per day and other metrics that help you gauge your activity levels and calorie burns.

Google Fit IconPairing Fitdigits & Google Fit

To link your Fitdigits account with Google Fit on your Android:Google Fit Linking

  1. On the main screen of your Fitdigits app, tap Menu > Partners > Google Fit
  2. Tap Enable Sharing
  3. You will be prompted to sync with two options:
    1. Starting Today – this will only upload data from the day you tap onwards
    2. All Time – this will sync all days with data on the device*.
  4. When complete, you will be asked if you want notifications on progress during the day, a single daily report of the previous days activity, or no notifications at all. Change your choice anytime from the Partners screen.

 

Viewing your daily activity, summaries, and more:
   Apps: Menu > Daily Activity
   Online: my.fitdigits.com.

Note: You must have your weight entered in Google Fit to get Active and Resting Calorie data. You can only be paired with Google Fit on a single device per account at a time. Phones must have Google Fit enabled on a device with an accelerometer to get daily activity detail.

* If you previously had data on a date that also has data from this device, it will overwrite the conflicting Google Fit days data from the previous device. If there is no data from the new device, old device data will be maintained (so for most people upgrading, you have a continuous Fit data stream).

 

Daily Activity Affirmations & Notifications

We love a little encouragement and knowing where we stand on activity during the day, so we set up notifications to keep you aware and on track, and to encourage you towards your goals.

Steps notificationsWe hope you like them and find them motivating. You can modify the levels you get from the Partners section of the apps.

   Yes Please – a few updates through the day
   No Thanks – no local notifications
   Summary Only – the previous days summary only

 

Syncing with Google Fit

Google Fit should sync up in the background nicely, however you can initiate an update by bringing the app to the foreground after being in the background, or tapping Menu>Sync from your Fitdigits app. Please allow a few seconds for the Daily Activity view to update from the cloud.

If for some reason you need to do a full or partial sync again or for further troubleshooting, you can go to Settings>Synchronization (see Troubleshooting below) for more sync options.

 

 

Troubleshooting Pairing

If you are not seeing any data from Google Fit in your Fitdigits app, make sure Google Fit is set as your preferred daily activity source. We only show and utilize data from one paired source at a time, which can be modified in your Profile page online or on the Partners page online.

If you are set with Google Fit as a preferred parter, and still having trouble with data flowing one way or another, one of the easiest things to do is go back into the Google Fit partner page within your Fitdigits app (see above), tap Disable in the upper right, then tap Enable again to re-enable linking.

If you are getting prompted in the app that there is another device currently linking with Google Fit on your account, but want to change devices, go to the Menu>Partner>Google Fit screen, and tap “Disable” in the top right, which will disable the preferred status of the other device. Tap Enable to enable the current device as your preferred provider.

Android Sync Troubleshooting

  1. Make sure the same user who is Enabled sharing between Google Fit and iCardio are the same account. (See #1 in both flows above).
  2. Make sure you allow all permissions when requested in iCardio.
  3. Check your settings and app linking from within Google’s Fit program under Profile > Settings > Connected Apps. Make sure all data sharing settings are enabled there.
  4. If you still don’t see data, go to Settings>Synchronization. Make note of the last synchronization below the Google Fit entry – is it recent?
    1. If you need to rebuild data, tap Sync Date Reset. The reset should replace the date under Google Fit with either the date you originally specified (if you initially chose “Starting Today”) or say “All Time”. Tap Retry next to Google Fit to initiate the sync.

Please Disable any Power Saving Mode, Battery Management apps or other 3rd party power/battery managers:

Especially for Samsung users, but also other devices as well. Please check that Samsung Power Savings Mode or other Power saving modes are turned off when exercising and tracking activities if you intend to track while the app is backgrounded. Typically if they are on, they will disable any GPS tracking after a short period if the app is backgrounded.

Samsung: Battery settings > App power saving > Details > iCardio/iRunner etc > Disabled

LG — Settings > Battery & Power saving > Battery usage > Ignore optimizations > turn ON for iCardio/iRunner etc.

Motorola — Battery > Menu (upper right corner) > Battery optimization > Not optimized > All apps > select iCardio/iRunner etc > Don’t optimize.

HTC — Phone settings > Battery > Power Saving Mode > Battery Optimization > select iCardio/iRunner etc > Don’t optimize > Save.

Huawei — Turn Energy Settings to Normal and add iCardio/iRunner etc to “Protected Apps”

Sony Battery > Menu (upper right corner) > Battery optimization > Apps > iCardio/iRunner etc.

 

What Data Shares with Google Fit?

Please note Fitdigits will not send historical data or data pulled from partners (such as steps from Fitbit) to Google Fit. Google has advised developers for the Google Fit to not send their data to other activity tracking companies as well.

Also note Google’s Fit data does not sync to multiple devices. So if you have multiple devices, Google Fit will treat this as two separate accounts, leading to possibilities for missed workouts or duplicates (data doesn’t sync to Fit across devices).

Fitdigits is excited about the possibilities Google Fit offers, and we will continue to evolve our integration and functionality as Google does the same.

 

Be Colorado. Move. Apple Health Support

Now supports Apple WatchSee how to use the Apple Watch with the apps!

Fitdigits & Apple Health

Apple’s Health app is an iOS app that comes standard on the iPhone and iPod Touch. It is a device specific app, it does not share data across devices. You can only be paired with one device and Apple Health at a time. The Health app provides daily steps, active & total calories per day and other metrics that help you gauge your activity levels. The Move app also posts to Health with information about your activities you track with the Move app.

Pairing the Move App with Apple Health

To link your Move account with Apple Health on your iPhone or iPod Touch:

Linking Fitdigits & Apple Health

  1. On the main screen of your Move app, tap Menu > Partners > Apple Health
  2. Tap Enable Sharing
  3. Choose what data you want to send to and from the Health app and Fitdigits (see screenshot). The best thing to chose “Turn All Categories On”.
  4. Tap “Done” in the upper right of the Health app
  5. If you allowed reading daily activity metrics, you will be prompted to sync your data. There are two options:
    1. Starting Today – this will only upload data from the day you tap onwards
    2. All Time – this will sync all days with data on the device. If you previously had data on a date that also has data from this device, it will overwrite the conflicting Apple Health days data from the previous device. If there is no data from the new device, old device data will be maintained (so for most people upgrading, you have a continuous Apple Health data stream).
  6. When the sync is complete, you will be asked if you want motivating messaging through the day, just a daily report of the previous days activity, or no Notifications at all. You can always change this setting by visiting the Partners page.
  7. To view your daily activity, tap Menu > Daily Activity within your Move app.

Apple Health Activity Sharing & Syncing

When you pair with Apple Health, you are initially prompted to sync either “Starting Today” or “All Data”. That is the initial sync for daily activity, and we honor that setting until you Disable the account and re-Enable, which resets the dates.

We do not post past activities to Apple Health, and post activity from our apps at the time the activity is complete.

Daily Activity Notifications

Daily Activity Notifications

One of the first things you may notice, depending on your settings, is the daily activity notifications. We hope you like them and find them motivating. If you would like to modify them, go to the Partners page in the app. Notification settings are below the list of daily activity data providers. The options are –  Off (no local notifications), Summary (just a previous days summary each day), or All (a few encouraging messages through the day).

Background App Refresh

Linked Partner, Background Refresh ONBackground sync of daily activity updates happen if the app is in the background on your device. There is no data transfer if the app has been hard closed and is not available in the app switcher. Background sync is also dependent on having the Background App Refresh permission turned on in the device settings section. You can see what the setting for Background App Refresh is currently for the app by going to >Partners>Apple Health, the screen shows the setting there. To modify the Background App Refresh option for the app, tap  the devices’ Settings>General>Background App Refresh.

You can initiate an update by bringing the app to the foreground after being in the background, or tapping Menu>Sync from your Move app. Please allow a few seconds for the Daily Activity view to update.

If for some reason you need to do a full or partial sync again or for further troubleshooting, you can go to Settings>Synchronization (see Troubleshooting below) for more sync options.

Troubleshooting PairingPreferred Partner

If you are not seeing any data from Apple Health to your Move app, check the >Partners page, make sure Apple Health is set as your preferred daily activity source. We only show and utilize data from one paired source, which can be modified in your Profile section online.

If you are set with Apple Health as a preferred parter, and still having trouble with data flowing one way or another, one of the easiest things to do is go back into the Apple Health partner page within your Move app (see above), tap Disable in the upper right, then tap Enable again to re-enable linking.

One more option is to go to Settings>Synchronization. You can see the date of the last synchronization below the Apple Health entry. If you need to rebuild data, tap Sync Date Reset. The reset should replace the date under Apple Health with either the date you originally specified (if you initially chose “Starting Today”) or say “All Time”. Tap Retry next to Apple Health to initiate sync.

Sync SettingsIf you are getting prompted in the app that there is another device currently linking with Apple Health on your account, but want to change devices, go to the >Partner>Apple Health screen, and tap “Disable” in the top right, which will disable the preferred status of the other device. Tap Enable to enable the current device as your preferred provider.

Modifying Move / Apple Health Share Permissions

  1. Go directly to Apple’s Health app
  2. Tap Sources on the bottom tab menu bar
  3. Scroll down and tap the name of the app (Be Colorado)

You can review or change any read and write settings from there at any time.

What Data Shares with Apple Health?

If you are paired with the Health app using the steps above, after you complete an activity, it will be shared with Apple’s Health app and stored there for review.

Please note the Move app will not send historical data or data pulled from partners (such as steps from Fitbit) to Apple Health, as Apple expressly does not allow it. Apple has advised developers for the Apple Health Kit to not send their data to other activity tracking companies as well.

Also note Apple’s Health data does not sync to multiple devices. So if you have an iPad and iPod Touch, Apple Health will treat this as two separate accounts, leading to possibilities for missed workouts or duplicates (data doesn’t sync to Health across devices).

Fitdigits is excited about the possibilities Apple Health offers, and we will continue to evolve our integration and functionality as Apple does the same.

If you see a difference in Active Calories posted to the Apple Activity app and what is shared to Apple Health, this article on the subject is quite helpful (here).

Fitdigits Android Apps – Download Previous Releases

The current version of Fitdigits apps can always be found on the Google Play Store.

Previous releases of Fitdigits Android Apps

iCardio * iRunner * iBiker

If you are having issues with the current version, you might try dropping down to a previous version if it worked for you. Previous versions are all iCardio, but base functionality and account information should be the same across apps.

v4.25 Jul. 31, 2018

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aGs57Ou5ojk3ZYe77MmOYfY5IxjJkz8y

 

v4.15 Nov. 14, 2017 – Last release with old home screen feed / activity results layout, and without Landscape support
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0uod1rzjTpDZEVodVhCemhQaUE

v4.08 June 16, 2017 – The new user interface, material design, and much more!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0uod1rzjTpDVGwxenY4ck5zLUU/view?usp=sharing

v3.92 July 20, 2017
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0uod1rzjTpDUVJhdTdYR1A2ZE0/view?usp=sharing

v3.78 April 7, 2017
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0uod1rzjTpDUVJhdTdYR1A2ZE0/view?usp=sharing

v3.72 Jan 9, 2017
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0uod1rzjTpDRTFjdFRSOXpUMk0/view?usp=sharing

v3.69  Dec 28, 2016
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0uod1rzjTpDVkdWLW5NUWMzRDQ/view?usp=sharing

v3.61:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0uod1rzjTpDZy04MFlxQW9DOUU/view?usp=sharing

v3.58:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0uod1rzjTpDVHNPMEJPUzNxaDg/view?usp=sharing

v3.31 (pretty old…):
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0uod1rzjTpDRVBWUXBiZWRKRWM/view?usp=sharing

Profile Management

Access your Profile

Tap the three bar menu icon on the main home screen, then tap Profile / your name at the top

Desktop web:

Tap the Profile icon / Name in the top right corner (after logging in)

Edit Profile

Profile Options / Account Settings

Name / Profile icon

Email address / username

Height (for calculating BMI)

Birthday / Age (for calculating heart rate zones and BMR)

Sex (for calorie calculations and BMR)

Units of Measure (US / Metric)

Reset Password

Fitness Level / VO2 Max (for calculating calories)

Max Heart Rate (for calculating heart rate zones)

Delete Account (web only)

Preferred Daily Activity Provider* – Fitbit, Google Fit, Apple Health, Garmin, Misfit etc
*Web only, see Partners section in iOS or Android

LiveTracking Options

Related

Notification Settings 

Group Member Privacy & Sharing Permissions

Groups: Creating your Group & Managing Users

When you are a Fitdigits Star Member you get to create your own group and group page! Have fun with your friends and family, share activities, create leaderboards, and more.

Creating a Group

1.  Upgrade to a Star Membership with Fitdigits.
2. Login to my.fitdigits.com, tap Groups
3. In the upper left of the page, see the text “you have X group credits”
4. Select “Start a Group”
5. Enter your Group name, password, and description. You can also add a group photo, as well as a custom Fitdigits URL to make your group easier to find to new members
6. Tap Save

 

Editing Group Info

You can edit your group information any time from the Member Admin page. Simply click on the name of the group to see current group info, change the group password, etc. See below on Managing Users for more.

 

 

Managing Users

Users can be invited, added, deleted, and assigned roles from the same group admin page. You can assign the role of user or admin. There can only be one owner for a group. The group owner can’t be deleted until the role has been assigned to another member in the group.

 

Inviting Users to your Group

1. Go to Groups > Admin
2. Select your group (if you have more than one group)
3. Select Invite users – be sure to include commas between email addresses

Each group can only have a maximum of 10 users. If you want more than 10 users, you need to create a second group with an additional group credit. Invited members should receive an email containing the Group name and password

Users may also request to join a group.  To do this:

1. Go to Groups > Join Group
2. Enter in the group name and password (note that these are case sensitive)

 

Member Roles

Each Group is structured to have one group Owner and one (or more) administrators (admin). The group is good for up to 10 total members. The Owner of the group has permission to add and delete users as well as assign group roles, while Admins have the same permission, except they cannot make anyone an Owner as there is only one Owner per group.

 

Member Privacy & Sharing Permissions

Each member has the ability to specify what they want to share with a group. This will affect the view of things like group feed, roster, leaderboard stats and more. Members can view or change their settings at any time from the group view, tapping the menu icon and My Group Sharing Permissions in the main menu.

Member permissions

 

Managing the Group Page

Once a group has been created, it gets a group page dedicated to it for the members to visit. As the owner or administrator of the group, you can customize the page and what is viewed in a variety of ways. See the next section on managing the group page.

Managing your Fitdigits Group Page

 

Fitdigits iOS Beta Program

If you are interested in beta testing some of our newest and greatest stuff, you’ve come to the right place!

Step 1: Request and get an invite

Contact us at support-at-fitdigits.com and let us know you would like to participate as a beta tester. You will need to provide us with the exact email you have associated with iTunes. You can see this email by going to the iPhone/iPad Settings > iTunes & App Stores > Apple ID.

When you are signed up, you will get you are part of the beta, you will get an invite to the Apple beta testing platform TestFlight giving you access to the beta version of the app.

Step 2: Download and Install from Testflight

If you are part of the beta, you already have your iTunes associated email in the system, so as soon as Apple approves the beta, it should show up as as an option in the app TestFlight. The new part here, with the Watch extension, is that you must also, after install, switch the switch allowing the program to install to your paired Watch (see the switch in the graphic here >).

More:

Using the Apple Watch to Record Activities

Apple Watch Setup & Notes

Getting started tracking heart rate and activities with the Apple Watch and Fitdigits apps is fast, easy, and flexible. After you’ve got the Apple Watch Companion Apps installed and active, and linked up Apple Health, you should be good to go and start tracking your adventures! We offer 3 modes: 

  • iPhone / Watch Companion Mode: A remote to the phone, you can run, pause, and stop activities, get heart rate from the watch, view in-workout metrics, and more. This is the standard mode, when both green icons – watch and phone, show on the watch home screen. 
  • Watch Stand Alone Mode: Run your activities without the iPhone around, and still have them safely recorded to the cloud and your Fitdigits account. When there is only one green watch icon on the watch home screen, you are in Stand Alone mode. Easy, lightweight – Freedom.
  • Heart Rate Only Mode: this will show your current heart rate on the watch, and can be used in our app with the phone to track heart rate within an activity, or simply use it to see your heart rate.
    • Tap the gear icon on the watch app home screen
    • Tap the button with the beating heart and <3 Only.

( Note that heart rate monitoring takes up a bit of battery, so you probably don’t want it running endlessly in the background. To cancel the readings in HR Only mode, force-touch to cancel the HR readings. If you have connected it in this mode with the iPhone app in an activity, ending the activity will end the HR readings. )

Current Requirements:

  1. An Apple Watch must be paired with your Apple iPhone.
  2. The Apple Watch must be running WatchOS 4.0 or higher. Phone must be on iOS 10+.
  3. While doing an activity in iPhone / Watch mode, the iPhone must be in the proximity (bluetooth) with the Watch.
  4. You must have all appropriate Apple Health permissions 
  5. You must have an upgrade or membership for the account to use Heart Rate from the Watch.
  6. For heart rate monitoring you must also have Workout Power Saving Mode disabled.

Getting Started with the Apple Watch

  1. Download the Fitdigits app of your choice
  2. On initial registration, link / enable Steps and overall Apple Health partner sharing (which can also be done later through Menu > Partners > Apple Health)
  3. Install the Apple Watch Companion App if not automatically installed
  4. Open the app, tap Menu > Sensors and turn ON the Apple Watch option for Heart Rate Monitors (Upgrade required)

Using the Watch to Track Activities

Important: When using the watch when paired with your iPhone, it is best to make sure the watch app is awake and active in the foreground before starting any kind of communications. Simply raise your wrist and open the app so it is in the foreground.

Tracking an Activity: 

  1. Open the watch or iPhone app. Check to see what icons are green on the main screen.
    1. If is has just the watch icon it is in Stand Alone mode, so references below to the iPhone will not apply.
    2. If you’ve recently changed workout favorites, interval settings or heart rate zones, tap the gear icon on the watch and tap Sync to bring down the changes from the iPhone. 
  2. On the watch or iPhone, swipe to the activity you want to track.
  3. Tap the Workout icon on the watch or the Play icon on the iPhone to begin tracking.
  4. Swipe up or down to show different metrics and screens. 
  5. Swipe down repeatedly or do a Force Tap on any screen to bring up the Pause / End Activity options. 

Tips for a Better Apple Watch Tracking Experience

Apple Watch General Settings

Extend the time the screen shows: For us, we found changing the settings on the watch from a 15 second time-out for the display to a 70 second time-out for the display made for a much better watch experience. You can do this in the Apple’s Watch app, under Settings > General.


Improve Heart Rate Readings: See more on how to get the most of your heart rate readings on our Apple Watch Optimization article.

3rd Party Heart Rate Monitors & Apple Watch

Pairing Scenario
Results
Pair 3rd Party HRM with watch – start from WatchWatch will pull HR from 3rd party HRM, pairing automatically *
Pair 3rd Party HRM with watch – start from iPhoneWatch will pull HR from 3rd party HRM, pairing automatically*
Pair 3rd Party HRM with phone – start with WatchWorkout will fire up, and pull HR from the 3rd party HRM*
Pair 3rd Party HRM with phone – start with iPhonePhone workout will fire up (not watch), and phone will pull HR from 3rd party HRM*
Pair 3rd Party HRM with Watch – start a Watch Stand Alone Watch pulls from 3rd party hrm* **

* Note: you can see you have bpm on the watch, but if you tilt the watch up you don’t see the green light on, indicating the Watch HRM is not active

** Note also if your 3rd party HRM dies the Watch should fire up the HRM on your Wrist

More on Apple Watch:

Running a Stand Alone Apple Watch Session

Optimize Apple Watch Heart Rate Readings

Troubleshooting

Fitdigits iCardio Android Beta Program

Thank you for your interest in the Fitdigits Andriod beta program. We are now in Open Beta testing, a whole new level for the Android version of our activity tracking app.

Sign up here:

https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.fitdigits.icardio.app

We are always working to upgrade the current version of the Android app and are looking for a great beta participants.

Please let us know of any issues at support @ fitdigits.com.

Once added to the program, you will be able to download the beta version of the app. Once you’ve clicked on it, Google Play will download the beta version. You can, at any time, go to the app page in Google Play and tap “Stop Testing”.

 

Feedback and bug reports

Please report any issues or provide feedback by tapping Menu > Support > Email Support, or simply email support @ fitdigits.com. Try and be detailed as to what was going on before, during and after the issue, and let us know what device you were using. See also how to Turn on Debug Logging – Fitdigits Android Apps (iCardio, iRunner, iBiker, iWalker) to report any repeatable issues.

 

Sincerely,

Fitdigits Beta Team