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Join the 'Icrontimondo' team on Endomondo!

the_technocratthe_technocrat IC-MotY1Indyerner Icrontian
edited Mar 2011 in Fitness
I know I've gotten a few IC people on the bandwagon over at endomondo.com, and my opinion is that it beats out some things we've used in the past like BuddyRunner, etc - the people who have tried it seem to agree. Also supports non-cardio activities, like weightlifting. :thrax:

Figured it was time to make an official IC team: http://www.endomondo.com/team/334612

Don't forget to install the free app on iPhone, Droid and BlackBerry - but if you don't have a phone, the site makes it easy to enter your workouts by tracing on a Google Map, etc.

I'll make a challenge for some fun when a few people get in the team. Join up and let the forums know!! :thumbup:

PS - some people say that the BlackBerry app is hard to install from the site sometimes. The endomondo blackberry app can be found in a few places, since it's free, but this one seems to work consistently: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/7593
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  • the_technocratthe_technocrat IC-MotY1 Indyerner Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    <-- Joined! :rolleyes: ;)
  • MrTRiotMrTRiot Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    That's pretty sweet. I think getting a cell phone is going to be pretty high on my list of things to buy now *walks EVERYWHERE*
  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Orange, CA Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    The group aspect of this would probably get me to exercise again. I stopped because I don't have a workout partner in Cali. Lame excuse, I know.

    Now I just need a smart phone.
  • the_technocratthe_technocrat IC-MotY1 Indyerner Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    GHoosdum wrote:
    Now I just need a smart phone.

    Oh, but you don't

    :) You can enter workouts in manually, even trace your route on a Google map if you don't know the distance. Just keep track of your time.

    There's literally no reason why you can't start exercising and use the site. Right. Now. :D
  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Orange, CA Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
  • MrTRiotMrTRiot Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    Oh, but you don't

    :) You can enter workouts in manually, even trace your route on a Google map if you don't know the distance. Just keep track of your time.

    There's literally no reason why you can't start exercising and use the site. Right. Now. :D


    Really? In THAT case I guess I'll sign myself up
  • the_technocratthe_technocrat IC-MotY1 Indyerner Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    Get in on this!

    I'm a convert from BuddyRunner. BR borked out about six months ago and it hasn't functioned the same since. The developers seem to have abandoned it, or they are ignoring the changing face of Android.

    I've only used Endomondo a handful of times, but this app is fantastic. Knowing that TT is on the other side and seeing his workouts post onto my feed makes me train harder. I'm competitive in spirit, and even though there is no real reason for me to do so, just seeing him work out requires me to work out harder. I simply have to best him. This competitive nature pushed me to run harder and further when I was back in Orange, CA. What a phenomenal tool.

    Speaking of which, my lack of activity recently is due to SIGGRAPH, then moving to the Bay area. I'm living out of a suitcase and I don't have any running shoes, things are weird at the moment.

    But I'll be back soon, TT. I'LL BE BACK. AND NOT EVEN YOUR MULTIPLE DAILY WALKS WILL SAVE YOU.
  • the_technocratthe_technocrat IC-MotY1 Indyerner Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    lol, BRING IT.

    Endomondo got me to start running in June 2010 after seeing them profiled in a magazine at the haircutter - last time I ran was on Varsity track, June 1997.
  • MrTRiotMrTRiot Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    lol, BRING IT.

    Endomondo got me to start running in June 2010 after seeing them profiled in a magazine at the haircutter - last time I ran was on Varsity track, June 1997.

    I'm gonna end up beating everyone hands down ;D


    It's a really cool program/site. It's nice to actually be able to jot down your work-out routine in a social environment :thumbup:thumbup
  • the_technocratthe_technocrat IC-MotY1 Indyerner Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    Mr TRiot wrote:
    I'm gonna end up beating everyone hands down ;D

    Careful, challenges can be constructed in a lot of different ways. Makes the challenges very different and keeps it fresh. :)
    • By total calories, total miles, total minutes...
    • By all sports, or just running, or just canoeing...
  • ButtersButters CA Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    I might as well. I've been using Nike+ but I'll try this out.
  • edited Aug 2010
    I've been using runkeeper for a couple of months now... any advantages of endomondo over it?
  • MAGICMAGIC Furniture City, Michigan Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    skryking wrote:
    I've been using runkeeper for a couple of months now... any advantages of endomondo over it?

    Um, we have an Icrontic team.

    And, I just signed up. Just got some new running shoes too. Been doing a lap around my hood that is a bit over 2 miles, lots of hills and in the middle there is a bit through a school with a bunch of stairs to climb. Its a fun route.
  • edited Aug 2010
    I think I'm doing about 15-18 miles a week right now, can it track other non pedestrian type workouts... I swim a couple of miles 3 days a week as well...
  • MrTRiotMrTRiot Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    skryking wrote:
    I think I'm doing about 15-18 miles a week right now, can it track other non pedestrian type workouts... I swim a couple of miles 3 days a week as well...

    You can trace your route using google maps if you don't have a smartphone or you go into a no service area. So yes, you can track hiking routes and similar things...

    It's also got an area for weight training. Check it out, worse comes to worse you won't like it but I doubt that :P
  • the_technocratthe_technocrat IC-MotY1 Indyerner Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    Mr TRiot wrote:
    You can trace your route using google maps if you don't have a smartphone or you go into a no service area. So yes, you can track hiking routes and similar things...

    It's also got an area for weight training. Check it out, worse comes to worse you won't like it but I doubt that :P

    no service = cave

    works on GPS :)
  • the_technocratthe_technocrat IC-MotY1 Indyerner Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    MAGIC wrote:
    Um, we have an Icrontic team.

    And, I just signed up. Just got some new running shoes too. Been doing a lap around my hood that is a bit over 2 miles, lots of hills and in the middle there is a bit through a school with a bunch of stairs to climb. Its a fun route.

    ^^ this, endo does the social side nicely
  • the_technocratthe_technocrat IC-MotY1 Indyerner Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    <iframe src="http://www.endomondo.com/embed/team/summary?id=hWZDYDW1zS0&width=450&height=337" width="450" height="337" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

    edit: oh neat, it actually works. Can't edit my first post tho :(
  • edited Aug 2010
    ok I've signed up and will do my first run with the iphone app in the morning. I managed to export all my old running data from runkeeper and import it into endomondo so that I don't lose it as well.
  • MAGICMAGIC Furniture City, Michigan Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    I get get the damn site to send the GPS app to my phone...
  • the_technocratthe_technocrat IC-MotY1 Indyerner Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    wut

    *can't get the site to send the BB app to the phone*?

    Try the link I posted in my first post here, downloading the Endomondo app from BB App World seems to be more reliable than having the site deliver a link to your phone via text message.
  • MAGICMAGIC Furniture City, Michigan Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    Endomondo doesnt show up when i search for it in BB App world.
  • the_technocratthe_technocrat IC-MotY1 Indyerner Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    PS - some people say that the BlackBerry app is hard to install from the site sometimes. The endomondo blackberry app can be found in a few places, since it's free, but this one seems to work consistently: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/7593
  • MAGICMAGIC Furniture City, Michigan Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    I figured it out. Per usual, the software isn't supported on the curve.
  • the_technocratthe_technocrat IC-MotY1 Indyerner Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    MAGIC wrote:
    I figured it out. Per usual, the software isn't supported on the curve.

    I see a bunch of Curves here: http://www.endomondo.com/download
  • shwaipshwaip bluffin' with my muffin Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    Is there a way for us to view all the routes people have taken? That'd be pretty swell...
  • the_technocratthe_technocrat IC-MotY1 Indyerner Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    shwaip wrote:
    Is there a way for us to view all the routes people have taken? That'd be pretty swell...

    Depends on what they've set their security to. I have mine set to 'friends only', so anyone who has friended me on Endomondo can see my routes. You can make them public to everyone, but I usually start my phone as I'm in the driveway, so not a good idea for everyone...
  • MrTRiotMrTRiot Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    Depends on what they've set their security to. I have mine set to 'friends only', so anyone who has friended me on Endomondo can see my routes. You can make them public to everyone, but I usually start my phone as I'm in the driveway, so not a good idea for everyone...

    I'd recommend everyone setting there security to "Friends" only as far as routes go. No one here needs randoms that are checking out where they're working out.
  • WagsFTWWagsFTW Grand Rapids, MI Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    I joined. :) Maybe this will actually encourage me to exercise more and run. I have horrible motivation until I start to exercise... then it starts to feel good. It's always hard to start again. I have to admit, I felt great after my mile and a half run yesterday. (Although I walked half of it. The stairs at the elementary school in Magic's route are a bitch!)
  • the_technocratthe_technocrat IC-MotY1 Indyerner Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    When I first started to run and get in shape, I was only able to do it because I had a group of 5 or 6 friends that would go with me to the gym every night. I would have never made it on my own. The competition and camaraderie made all the difference.

    It is difficult for me to do that now being so far removed from all of my friends. Fortunately, working out is something I do by habit and out of fun these days. But using Endomondo while I run reminds me of what it was like in those early days. Knowing that a friend is also pushing themselves physically and seeing them dish out a little smack talk or a ^5 on the web gets me pumped up and makes me want to work harder.

    So I'm hoping everyone that struggles to work out by themselves finds solace in working out with Icrontic over the web. This could be an excellent opportunity for all of us.

    Good to have so many aboard! (again, I promise I'll be back on the train when I go back to Orange to fetch my running gear from Ghoosdum's place)
  • WagsFTWWagsFTW Grand Rapids, MI Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    Oh no! I just went running/walking 4 miles and can't update because Endomondo is down temporarily.... NO!!!
  • the_technocratthe_technocrat IC-MotY1 Indyerner Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    You broke it! (your workout will upload when they come back up)
  • the_technocratthe_technocrat IC-MotY1 Indyerner Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    site's back, the queued workouts on my iPhone just uploaded automatically :)

    Apparently you can manually send the workouts in on BB, and switch between manual and automatic on Droid
  • GargoyleGargoyle Illinois Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    Oh man, I should have joined a couple weeks ago. I've been going on epic mountain biking trips and hikes, but now I'm going to be a lazy tourist for a couple weeks.
  • RexxarRexxar Maryland Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    Does Cross Country practice count in all of this? (:
  • the_technocratthe_technocrat IC-MotY1 Indyerner Icrontian
    edited Aug 2010
    Rexxar wrote:
    Does Cross Country practice count in all of this? (:

    sure, why not?
  • edited Sep 2010
    stupid software didn't record the distance for the first 5 minutes of my run this morning... kind of agrivating...good run though.
  • the_technocratthe_technocrat IC-MotY1 Indyerner Icrontian
    edited Sep 2010
    skryking wrote:
    stupid software didn't record the distance for the first 5 minutes of my run this morning... kind of agrivating...good run though.

    suuuuuuure... ;)


    You can always trace your route and input your time if that happens, and if the data is important to you. I've never had it happen, but who knows.
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ @TheButterflyman Icrontian
    edited Sep 2010
    Just now saw this and joined up. I've been looking for a good workout tracker, and having friends on it is a sweet bonus.

    It seems pretty focused on 'distance' sports, though, especially in the smart-phone app. It doesn't even let you pick a workout that isn't travel oriented. The website has a few for manual entry, but doesn't have my sport listed (it has handball and squash, but no racquetball), so you'll proly see me doing a lot of "other" workouts.

    It would be sweet if it was compatible with my heart-rate monitor, but mine is RF, not bluetooth, so it can't interact with my phone.
  • the_technocratthe_technocrat IC-MotY1 Indyerner Icrontian
    edited Sep 2010
    CB wrote:
    Just now saw this and joined up. I've been looking for a good workout tracker, and having friends on it is a sweet bonus.

    It seems pretty focused on 'distance' sports, though, especially in the smart-phone app. It doesn't even let you pick a workout that isn't travel oriented. The website has a few for manual entry, but doesn't have my sport listed (it has handball and squash, but no racquetball), so you'll proly see me doing a lot of "other" workouts.

    It would be sweet if it was compatible with my heart-rate monitor, but mine is RF, not bluetooth, so it can't interact with my phone.

    I have a friend that uses a Garmin watch, he just uploads the data file afterwards.
  • GargoyleGargoyle Illinois Icrontian
    edited Oct 2010
    In. I ride my bike to school all the time to balance out my numerous vices. I might as well get to quantifyin'
  • GargoyleGargoyle Illinois Icrontian
    edited Oct 2010
    BTW, you all may want to check your privacy settings for the option on who can see your map data. The default setting lets the whole Internet see where you live (assuming you start workouts from your house, natch).
  • WagsFTWWagsFTW Grand Rapids, MI Icrontian
    edited Oct 2010
    Garg,

    Thanks for pointing out the privacy settings! :)
  • the_technocratthe_technocrat IC-MotY1 Indyerner Icrontian
    edited Oct 2010
    Yup! Gotta be careful of those GPS coords
  • the_technocratthe_technocrat IC-MotY1 Indyerner Icrontian
    edited Nov 2010
    endomondo website has been updated. A lot. Looks pretty good, if not a little cluttered.
  • GargoyleGargoyle Illinois Icrontian
    edited Nov 2010
    I dig the charts on the left side bar, but the rest looks a bit naked. Not sure why there's an empty white bar next to the workout feed. We'll probably see some more tweaks in the future, though.

    Workout maps are nicer now, but they still lack one feature that the visualization geek in me would totally dig: the bottom chart shows speed over time, but it'd be awesome if I could link a click in the chart and see the corresponding place in time on the map (and vice-versa).
  • WagsFTWWagsFTW Grand Rapids, MI Icrontian
    edited Nov 2010
    Attention! New Icrontimondo workout for November!


    <iframe src="http://www.endomondo.com/embed/challenge?c=ovGgMuIrjx8&user=359277&width=500&height=500" width="500" height="500" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>
  • MAGICMAGIC Furniture City, Michigan Icrontian
    edited Nov 2010
    Man, the new site interface is terrible.
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