Customize Your In-Activity Dashboards – Android

(View for iOS)

Your dashboards can be fully customized to look just like you want them to, with the options and metrics you choose, and to add as many as you want! Simply swipe between them in your workout. Interested in heart rate monitoring only? Or maybe pace/speed and time? It’s easy.

Add a Custom Dashboard

  1. Customize Dashboards on AndroidSelect your Activity type, tap the Activity Options (gear icon)
  2. Tap Dashboards
  3. Tap “Add New Dashboard” to create a new dashboard

Creating & Managing Your Dashboards

  • Tap and hold a previously defined dashboard to delete it
  • Turn the toggle on or off to show the dashboard while in your workout
  • Tap the dashboard to edit a previously defined dash
    • Note: You can have up to 4 sections on each dashboard, and as few as 1 section with just 1 metric (if you like a really big heart rate readout!). Each section can have up to 4 metrics. The metric sizes are auto adjusted to fit the space.
  • Tap on any given metric that is already in place to edit the metric that shows in that section.
  • Tap “+ ADD” to add another metric to that section. The order of the metrics and how they are added is shown in the screen shot below, and depends on how many metrics you are going to have in your given section.
  • If you want to remove a section, tap each metric and tap Remove – once all metrics are removed the section will be removed and the remaining sections will expand to fit the space.
  • To add a section, tap the “+ SECTION” button at the bottom of the screen. Note there is a maximum of 4 sections per dashboard screen.

Viewing / Adding Multiple Dashboards

Viewing multiple workout dashboards in a single workout is especially useful for custom workouts or sensors stats. For example, one dashboard tracking distance, speed and cadence. Another dashboard for heart rate, calories and time elapsed. A third dashboard for zone stats if you are using custom heart zones. On the other hand, there are people who want to focus on a single metric. Either way, a great way to customize your tracking!



Managing Notification Preferences

Fitdigits apps can give you many different types of feedback and encouragement. There are 2 different ways you can manage these notifications, either within the app, or in the devices’ settings.

There are 3 types of notifications:

  1. In app notifications, which includes popups and notifications that show up inside the app when you are doing custom workouts or changing Zones (aka Popups). Read more on those here.
  2. Push notifications which originate from the cloud and show in the devices’ notification section.
  3. Local notifications, which originate from within the app itself and show in the devices’ notification section.

Of course, not every option or metric is for everyone, so we try to do our best to make the level and types of engagement so there is something for everyone, even if that something is nothing. In this article we will discuss Push and Local notifications, including daily encouragement on steps, goals, weekly and monthly summaries, LiveTracking notifications and more.

Local Notifications:

weekly/monthly summaries, Daily Steps & Progress Notifications

Local notifications about your weekly / monthly activity summaries, as well as encouragement towards your daily steps when you are connected to Apple Health or Google Fit are all handled on the Local (app based) level.

To adjust these settings, go to Menu > Profile, and look for the Notifications & Account Permissions section.

The following options are available:

  • Off (no local notifications)
  • Summary (just a previous days summary each day for steps, and weekly / monthly summary notifications)
  • All (a few encouraging messages through the day plus the weekly / monthly summaries).

Manage these notifications in-app under Partners (Fig. 1), at the bottom of the Platforms section in versions pre-8.140.

Resting Heart Rate Notifications

Local notifications about your resting heart rate on a daily basis when you are connected to Apple Health, which is really based mainly around users with the Apple Watch. Since your Resting Heart Rate is really mostly important when you are starting the day to see how stressed or ready your body may be for exercise, it doesn’t do a Summary option, only an All or Off option. Summary is the equivalent of All.

Heart Rate Zone Change Notifications

Local notifications about when you change heart rate zones during a workout. Since these are very oriented towards the in-app workout experience, you can turn them on or off in your app under Activity Options (gear icon) – select the activity type, tap the gear icon in the lower left, tap on Heart Rate Zones. You will find the preferences at the bottom of the list of heart rate zones associated with your account.

See more on these specific zone notifications.


Manage the notifications pushed to your device by tapping on the “Other Notifications & Permissions” option within Notifications & Account Permissions. The following options are available:

Goals & Achievements

Email and push notifications when goals are reached. Future development to include optional goal progress notifications, as well as when new personal bests are reached in a given year. Future development to include optional monthly best notifications.


Get a push notification when fellow group members or friends you are following (coming soon) are LiveTracking their activities.


DEVICE LEVEL OS Notification Management | All Notifications On or Off

Whether you are Android or iOS, the devices settings under the App details can be modified in a variety of ways. These will affect both push and local notifications.

iOS (device/iOS level):

Settings > Notifications > iCardio (App Name)


Settings > iCardio (App Name) > Notifications

Please see the following article on what the Notifications options are on an Apple iOS level.

Fitdigits iOS Notification Options

Android (device/iOS level):

Settings > Apps & notifications > App info > iCardio (App Name) > App notifications

Fitdigits Android Notification Options

We hope you enjoy your messages and settings and find them motivating and informative.

Add Daily Activity & Step Tracking to Fitdigits Apps

Get Your Steps On

Turn your app into a fun, motivating and powerful step and daily activity tracker!

Add Steps to your home screen
We love our partners like Fitbit, Garmin and other daily step and activity trackers, but we do recognize that having to carry or wear another gadget and maintain it can be a bit much, both in terms of cost and learning yet another gadget.

Here’s an easy and effective way to get steps and daily calorie burn just by carrying your iPhone or Android around with you when you move, complimented by more accurate calorie burn when cardio exercises are measured in our heart rate training apps of course! Heart rate is still, by far, is the most accurate personal caloric burn number you can get outside of a clinical test. Accurate numbers mean greater accuracy hitting your goals!

To add steps and other daily activity metrics, simply pair the app with Apple Health (iOS) or Google Fit (Android). Simple! We’ll do the rest, and help you understand yourself better, motivate and hopefully inspire you to greatness! Let’s get our steps on!


Apple Health Icon - stepsLink Apple Health

Google Fit IconLink Google Fit

iCardio, iRunner, iBiker & iWalker


  • Note: pre-iPhone 5S devices not supported. Phones must have either Google Fit or Apple Health enabled on a device with an accelerometer to get daily activity detail.

Fitdigits and Samsung S Health

Fitdigits apps, iCardio, iRunner, iWalker and iBiker do not currently, officially, support Samsung S Health as a data provider or partner. However, for people who would like to pair the S Health data and view it in your Fitdigits app and website, there is an unofficial link that can be created through a 3rd party app – Health Sync – that offers a bridge between data from S Health to Google Fit, then when Google Fit is paired with Fitdigits, the daily activity information is synced.

As this requires a third party app which we don’t control, we can’t officially support it. However, users have reported it works fairly well.

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!




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 – 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

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.


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


v4.15 Nov. 14, 2017 – Last release with old home screen feed / activity results layout, and without Landscape support

v4.08 June 16, 2017 – The new user interface, material design, and much more!

v3.92 July 20, 2017

v3.78 April 7, 2017

v3.72 Jan 9, 2017

v3.69  Dec 28, 2016



v3.31 (pretty old…):

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:

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 @

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 @ 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.



Fitdigits Beta Team

In-Workout Options – iCardio, iRunner and iBiker

So you are in the middle of your run / ride / yoga session, and you decide you just want to have quiet for a change, or perhaps you just want to put your phone down and have it auto-swipe through all the dashboard screens. Maybe there is even something else you want, like changing the background from one friendly to bright days to one more appropriate for night or the gym.

We have the solution for you – In-Workout Options, configurable on the fly.


Access the In-Workout options by tapping the gear icon while the workout is running.

In-workout options selector

From there you will see a variety of options available that can change your experience on the fly!

In-workout options iOS

Lap: This will mark a Lap. See also Working with Laps and Splits.

Camera: Take a picture and have it associated with the current workout.

Auto Swipe Screens: This will auto-rotate the screens in the results – from metrics to maps to heart chart and back.

Auto Pause: This will turn on or off Auto Pause using the settings in App Preferences that are set for Auto Pause.

Daylight Mode: This will turn the background of the results metrics to either white or black (on or off).

Lock Orientation: This will keep the workout results in the current orientation, locking in either portrait or landscape.

Voice Feedback: Adjust the volume or even turn on/off the voice feedback from the app. See more on Working with Audio in Fitdigits apps.

Sensors: This area simply shows the current active sensors. Inactive sensors appear grey.

Reconnect Sensors: If for some reason you lose connection to a sensor, like heart rate, you can try reconnecting by tapping here.



Access the In-Workout options by tapping the gear icon while the workout is running.

In workout gear options

From there you will see a variety of options available that can change your experience on the fly!

In Workout Options

Lap: This will mark a Lap. See also Working with Laps and Splits.

Daylight Mode: This will turn the background of the results metrics to either white or black (on or off).

Voice Feedback: Adjust the volume or even turn on/off the voice feedback from the app. See more on Working with Audio in Fitdigits apps.