Fitdigits Apps Menu & Navigation

Fitdigits now features a revamped user interface for iCardio, iRunner, iWalker and iBiker. The streamlined menu allows you to navigate throughout the app easily and quickly.

To access the menu, tap the three horizontal bars in the top left of the home screen.

Tap the three horizontal bars to access the menu

Tap the three horizontal bars to access the menu

After tapping, the menu will reveal. Let’s briefly go over all of the menu items

Heart rate training app navigation

  1. Profile / Name – Set and edit information like your name, profile picture, height, weight, fitness level, email and more.
  2. My Upgrades – This will show you your current purchases or allow you to upgrade for some great features and functionality.
  3. Activities – View a complete list of all workouts and activities tracked with Fitdigits.
  4. Daily Activity – View your steps and calories over small and large periods of time when paired with Apple Health, Google Fit or one of our other daily activity providers.
  5. Goals – Set goals for activity, steps, weight and more.
  6. Health Vitals – Keep track of weight, blood pressure, resting pulse, sleep and connect, either manually entered or through our health partners.
  7. Groups – List and manage the groups you belong to or start your own group if you are a Star member.
  8. Partners – Link and manage all your partners, daily activity and steps providers, and other health partners and providers.
  9. Sensors – Go here to pair and manage compatible Bluetooth Low Energy Sensors.
  10. Sync – This syncs all of your data to make sure there is a safe backup and so you can view workouts on my.fitdigits.com.
  11. Settings – View your app settings and customize them.
  12. Support – Email support, send a Debug log, read tips and tricks about using and troubleshooting the apps.

Where did Fitness Assessments go? 

Since the activity you do the Fitness Assessment in is so critical to the assessment, access them from the gear / options icon to the left of the quick start button when you are in the home screen with the activity type you want to do the assessment with selected.

The Fitdigits Home Activity Feed

Fitdigits now offers a new activity feed for your recent activities, which allows for quick and convenient access to stats, all from the home screen. View and compare your workouts from bird’s eye view so you can keep track of your fitness and health progress. When tracking with heart rate, compare heart rate charts at a glance. Look for helpful tips and articles in the feed.

Access the activity feed by swiping up from the bottom of the home screen!

Access the activity feed by swiping up from the bottom of the home screen!

In addition, you may now use the activity feed for quick managing of workouts:

  • To expand workout details and view the full summary of your workout, simply tap the workout from the activity feed.
  • To sync any unsaved workouts containing a yellow heart, tap (from the upper left corner) menu -> sync.
  • To delete any workouts from the app, go to menu -> results.  Tap edit and then delete the workout in question.
  • To minimize the expanded feed, tap or swipe the the top arrow down.
  • To refresh the feed – typically only if you don’t see a recent activity showing up, swipe up the feed to full screen, then slide down and hold for a second the feed. The top should catch and say “Refreshing Feed” for a bit. That will rebuild your feed based on the activities showing in the app under Menu > Activities.

If you are experiencing any problems, please contact Support.

Fitdigits User’s Fitness Habits

In the February Newsletter we sent out a survey to our dedicated Fitdigits users. In it we asked you to help us by telling us about your attitudes and habits around fitness. A month later, the results are in, and we wanted to share what we learned from you all!

Some big picture takeaways:

  • The majority of respondents to the survey are looking to get fit and stay healthy. For more information on training with Fitdigits, we have an entire page dedicated to users who’s goal is to Stay Healthy & Fit.
  • A surprisingly large amount of respondents had no issues finding the motivation to workout. The most difficult part of working out is making it a habit. Once exercise is ingrained into your daily schedule, it becomes as routine as brushing your teeth or taking a shower. Only around 25% reported struggles finding the motivation to exercise.
  • Over 50% of respondents reported using a Heart Rate Monitor regularly. However, not all of those respondents were fully aware of all of the benefits of tracking heart rate. Fitdigits outlines the 4 steps to maximize the impact of Fitdigits and your HRM- Assess, Enable, Sweat and Succeed!
  • Over 50% of respondents said that there current workout program contains some Walking. Walking is a great low-impact way to burn some extra calories. We suggest recording walks and steps in general with an activity tracker like Fitbit, and aiming for 10,000 steps a day. Read 10 Tips to Walk 10,000 Steps Every Day.
  • The biggest difference between what type of workout would be part of an ideal workout routine and what respondents actually do is in Strength Training and Flexibility/Low Resistance Training. 25% did some Flexibility/Low Resistance work, but 45% thought they should. 55% did some strength training, but 75% thought they should.

 

  • The majority of respondents to the survey are looking to get fit and stay healthy, though a quarter of you are on the oft-elusive path to losing weight, and a fifth are looking to push the personal envelope!
  • Here at Fitdigits, we often go back and forth between categories as well, though the majority of us, the majority of the time, are just looking to stay healthy and be fit, and to do it in the best heart-healthy way we know. We do understand the different goals, and we value you including us in your journey! For more information on training with Fitdigits, we have pages dedicated to your goals.

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  • Around 65% of respondents have a deep ingrained habit when it comes to fitness, with 40% finding exercise “hard not to do” and 25% who “do it without thinking”. Around 25% have difficulty finding the time or motivation to exercise.
  • The best way to stay motivated is to have an attainable goal. A great goal is to work out 2-3 times a week, 30 minutes per sessions. If you need help finding motivation, set a Duration Goal with Fitdigits MVP.

HRM-2

  • Over 40% of respondents reported not being familiar with training with heart rate monitor. 35% reported being “very familiar” and don’t leave home without it.
  • We don’t workout without a heart rate monitor, period! In order to fully unleash the power of Fitdigits, it is essential to have a heart rate monitor. With a heart rate monitor, you can get a more accurate calorie count, custom heart rate zones and complete a Fitdigits Fitness Assessment.

Goal-2

  • Over 40% of respondents have a goal or event they are working towards, be that goal self-imposed, a goal with their workout community, or a race. However, around 50% have no goal or event they are working towards, with no plans to.
  • While working towards an event like a 5k or 10k is great motivation to give you the push you need to get your workouts in gear, everyone is different and find motivation in different ways. This goes hand-in-hand with most respondents saying they workout to get fit and stay healthy. If you are training for an event, train using duration instead of distance for best results.

Program

  • Over 60% of respondents stated that they do some other form of Cardio for workouts, with 55% doing some strength training and 45% doing some walking.
  • If you are doing an other cardio workout, we suggest using the Other Workout Type in the Fitdigits app.

Ideal

  • Everyone wants to get buff! Almost 3/4 of respondents would incorporate strength training into their ideal workout program. 45% wanted to add Yoga/Light Resistance/Stretching into their workouts.
  • We strongly suggest adding weight lifting to your workout regimen. Forget the old myth about strength training getting you bulky- lifting weights is not only a great way to get fit, it can also increase your metabolism.

Thank you so much for participating!

Export your Activities to CSV, TCX or GPX

If you are using Garmin Connect, other popular upload sites, or just want to view your results on your personal computer, you can now export your Fitdigits workout results as a .csv, .tcx or .gpx file. Follow the sharing instructions below to receive all file formats.

IN APP:

To email yourself a .csv, .tcx, .gpx file:

1. Make sure you perform a Sync to the cloud (You must sync to share workouts)
2. Go to the Results page and choose the workout you wish to send as a .csv, .tcx or .gpx file
3. When viewing the details, tap “Share” in the upper right of the screen
4. Tap Email .csv, .tcx, .gpx (note: if you don’t see Email as an option, you may need to tap “Add Share Partner” and enable that share option)
5. You should receive a confirmation stating your workout was sent to your email

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You will now receive an email with three options (check your junk or spam filter if you don’t receive one shortly). You can:
1. Download the workout data as a .csv file
2. Download the workout as a .gpx
3. Download the workout as a .tcx

Now you have your workout data in your computer, ready to be manipulated in any way that you see fit or to be uploaded to your favorite tracking website, such as Garmin Connect.

 

ON THE WEB: 

The web gives you a little more flexibility because in addition to individual workout exports, it will also export summary data of multiple workouts from the Workouts listing page.

Exporting Multiple Workouts data in Summary 

  1. Login to my.fitdigits.com and navigate to the Activities page
  2. Select the date range for all the workouts you would like to export / analyze
  3. Click the Export icon at the bottom of the list
  4. The CSV will be downloaded to your computer

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Exporting a Workout – Detail

  1. Login to my.fitdigits.com
  2. Navigate to the details page for the workout to export
  3. Above the graph, click the Export icon – a sub-list will show
  4. Click the type of export you would like
  5. You will be redirected to the Import/Export page to download your file there

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Export to a PDF on the Web

We don’t offer a native way to export to PDF, however simply printing to / saving as a PDF file from most systems right-click functionality or a browsers File > Print functionality should work just fine. See here for a quick overview in sharing to other sites or as a PDF.