By TRUE Fitness
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
TRUE Fitness, the global leader in premium fitness equipment, is proud to offer you the My TRUE Fitness App. Track your cardio workouts on the go with this sleek, user-friendly app.
The App will allow users to track their workouts by workout type (Run, Bike, and Elliptical) and allow them to keep statistics of their workout times, distances, and calories burned.
The heart of the workout is the motivation coach. With 3 dynamic coaches to choose from, you will be reminded and encouraged to stick to your workout routine, beat your best workouts and be praised for working hard.
Capture all of your workout data on your mobile device at the end of your workout via Bluetooth or save it to a USB drive and upload to your online profile!
Go social with your workouts and share your results on Facebook and Twitter!
What's New in Version 2.9.2
Added support for viewing workout distances in kilometers
What even is this
My apartment complex got some fancy new True Fitness machines. They're pretty slick. Good job there. But, I'm not reviewing the machines, I'm reviewing the app.
The UI is lackluster at best if you have a plus model iPhone.
It forces you to set up a training schedule, but has no way to be like me and my friends and say "I'll work out when I can" because school is busy and work takes time and some is better than none. At least you can toggle off ALL the notifications if you'd like. It also forces you to set a goal on at least one machine type. I, like many people, don't really have goals other than time when I go to the gym. I just want to go and record the results when I leave.
That leads to the real reason for one star. Health. It's a popular app. It's been around since iOS 8 in 2014. Why can't this app (last updated in 2017) support it‽ The first version was made available in Apple has made it easy to integrate with HealthKit! I really only even installed the app with the expectation that I would sync data off the machine and put it into Health and update my Watch's workout tracking.
All the other reviews I've seen of this app say the same thing: no Health app integration. True, your customers have spoken. Add support for the Health app and Apple Watch.
Why can't manufacturers understand what we really want is export to Strava, etc?
If you can export, it sure isn't obvious. Like proabaly a huge percentage of True users, I found them in a hotel gym. First impression - awesome! I can get a real upload of my workout rather than a manual entry to Strava. Well... download, forced to make an account, can't pair my HR monitor, not broadcasting on Bluetooth in a way that Strava's app (or Wahoo's or Garmin's) can see it as a sensor. FIne, we'll use TRUE. End of run, save, no problem. Do a little cross training on the elliptical, save that, too. Fine. Manually type in to Strava because no export. Dumb. Pretty sure this is for the delete bin. How much could they save by just putting a big orange button on their screen that says, "Connect to Strava." That would actually be customer pleasing for sure!
Was great now it doesn't work
I used this app for a month and it worked great. Like all the other reviewers stated, it no longer works since the recent update. Now, this is not the first place I went to gripe. I wrote to them a week ago letting them know what the situation was. I never heard back from them which is a shame. I would've been satisfied hearing that they were working on the issue. No response so here I am. Maybe they'll respond now.