iPhone Kinetic Fitness and Training App Launched

Mothership Software Limited has just launched its iPhone fitness and training application Kinetic. Kinetic is the first tracking and training system that can be customised for outdoor activities such as running, cycling, hiking, walking or exploring new places and is designed specifically to help measure and improve fitness. Suitable for everyone, from novice to expert, Kinetic uses advanced GPS-based tracking and includes training plans that harness the expertise of some of the UK’s most experienced runners and coaches.

Available to download at Apple’s iPhone App Store, Kinetic is easy to use, beautifully designed and fully customisable, and takes advantage of the advanced capabilities of the iPhone to effortlessly keep track of metrics such as time & distance covered, live mapping & real-time markers, speed, pace & altitude, and automatically save this valuable workout data into a comprehensive training history.

Stuart Eaton, Co-founder and Design Director of Mothership Software says, “Kinetic is highly flexible and can be customized for people involved in a wide range of activities such as training for a particular event, getting fit, losing weight or just out for an invigorating walk. They can mix and match different modules depending on their activity – a runner training for a race may select time and distance goals with voice alerts to monitor their progress, a cyclist may choose speed and real-time markers, whilst a hiker might favour live mapping with the compass and altitude settings displayed on top of the map. Our main goal was great functionality – the design, user interface and interaction is a critical aspect of the app. It’s hugely interactive, so you can make it as simple or complex as you like. We’ve ensured it’s really fun, flexible and easy to use, but equally important is that it’s a beautiful app!”

Kinetic’s advanced features include:

Training plans

Developed by Mike Gratton of 2:09 Events, a former London Marathon winner, Kinetic’s training plans harness the expertise of some of the UK’s most experienced runners and coaches. Designed to help you get the most out of your running by helping you follow a structured route to achieving your targets, the plans allow you to build up your running ability and cover three different distances, for beginners and intermediate levels, including an 8-week long 5k and 10k schedules, as well as a 12-week half marathon program. Additional training plan modules are already in development for future releases of Kinetic.

Highly customisable

Kinetic’s unique flexibility to edit and add modules provides the ability to customise the app to suit individual needs. You can even change the app style, as Kinetic comes with a number of different skins preloaded, including Dashboard – which is designed specifically for night-time use.

Audio alerts

Real-time voice and audible alerts keep you informed of speed, time, distance, goal status and target pace, which saves checking the screen for this information. The frequency of alerts can be set to suit any activity.

Goal setting

Whether you want to train regularly, cover a specific distance, compete in a race, go faster, lose weight or beat a personal best, Kinetic’s goal setting capabilities can help you build up your fitness and well-being.

Motivate yourself with time and distance goals and get the most out of your training. Set and measure your own personal targets and track your achievements as you progress through your goals.

Additional features of the Kinetic iPhone application include:

• Intuitive and clear interface that’s easy to use
• Real-time voice and audible alerts
• Integrated mapping (to record your routes, distances and speeds) with maps in street, satellite, and hybrid views
• Access and control your iPod music directly through the app
• Power-saving features, including a lock button to disable the screen, screen dimming and optional lower accuracy GPS setting
• Countdown timer
• Compass module (requires 3GS or above)
• Interactive route maps, including real-time markers and split times
• Live graphs of pace and elevation
• Automatic logging of activities
• History module for reviewing and monitoring progress – vital stats build into a valuable training journal
• Progress display and feedback
• Supports metric and imperial measurements

Device Requirements:

• iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4
• Data connection for some modules and history

Pricing and Availability:

Kinetic is now available worldwide for a limited time at an introductory price of $2.99/£1.79/€2.39 exclusively for the iPhone on the App Store in the Health & Fitness category.  More information here – http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/kinetic/id369324269?mt=8