Kinetic – Fitness and training app for Apple iPhone

App name – Kinetic
Publisher – Mothership Software Limited
Pricing and Availability – Available worldwide for a limited time at an introductory price of $2.99/£1.79/€2.39
Section – Health & Fitness
Short Description – Fitness and Training application for Apple iPhones is a GPS-based tracking and training app for running, cycling, hiking and walking, designed specifically to help measure and improve fitness.
Full Description – A 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.

Kinetic is easy to use and fully customisable, and takes advantage of the advanced capabilities of the iPhone to 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.
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:
• 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