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In numbers: How Sports Tracker kept the world fitter in 2016

30 December 2016 Community, User stories

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It’s fair to say 2016 has been a year to remember for many reasons. For us, here at Sports Tracker, we’ve been blown away by our community’s ever-increasing passion for staying fitter and healthier. That’s one reason we’ve launched the brand-new Sports Tracker app. To celebrate this, and to give you an insight into the amazing ways you guys have rocked 2016, we thought it would be cool to share some facts and figures about your Sports Tracker year.

So, let’s see what you’ve been up to!

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Super sevens: How to run a 7 minute mile in 7 months

14 December 2016 Community, Tips

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Running is a fantastic sport for many reasons. Not only is it practically free but it’s one of the easiest high calorie burning sports to get into. What’s more, it reduces your risk of many common ailments, such as obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and in later life, strokes. Add to that the fact it boosts your mood, and it’s easy to see why more and more people are hitting the road. Yet, as with any sport, it’s great to have goals. One that’s obtainable for everyone is running a seven-minute mile. To help you reach this milestone, we’ve put together some top tips that’ll get you there in seven months or less.

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6 super reasons why running groups rock

2 December 2016 Community

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The Small World Theory shows we are connected by, on average, about 6 degrees of separation. That means me, you, Harrison Ford, the Queen of England, and the girl at the corner store in your home town all, on average, are all less than six interpersonal connections away. It should come as no surprise then to discover we yearn for company and approval – in fact, we’d lose our minds without companions. We work and live with others, so it’s only expected that exercise should be more enjoyable together, too. Don’t believe us? Here are six super reasons why a buddy system will help you get in shape and stay in shape.

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8 wonderful ways Sports Tracker’s new features will help you train better

23 November 2016 Community

The new Sports Tracker for iOS and Android, set to arrive in early 2017, is gearing up to make it easier than ever to get fit. We have a ton of improvements on the way – here’s how they’re going to help you train better and get more out of your workouts.

1. A cleaner look for clearer stats

A sports app shouldn’t get in the way of your workouts, which is exactly why we’ve redesigned the look and feel of the new Sports Tracker. Stats are easier to follow, analysis tools are easier to use, and all of your vital information is easier to access. This way, staying on top of your progress is clear and simple, letting you focus your attention on what matters most – getting fit.

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Why walking 20 more minutes a day will make you way happier

17 November 2016 Community

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It’s over 2000 years since Hippocrates, history’s best-known physician, said that “walking is man’s best medicine.” The world has changed beyond recognition in the last two millennia, yet his advice is as true today as it was in ancient Greece. Despite this, many of us still don’t give walking the credit it’s due when it comes to personal fitness and well-being. So, to showcase the wonders of walking, here are five reasons why walking for just 20 more minutes a day will make you way happier and healthier.

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Meet the sports mad programmer helping to create the brand new Sports Tracker

16 November 2016 Jobs, Meet the Team

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The brand new Sports Tracker will be arriving soon, making it easier than ever to track your fitness performance and get social with your friends while doing it. Needless to say, we couldn’t have done it without our fantastic team of developers, programmers and coders. Their hard work is what has made the new and improved Sports Tracker possible. Emiliano De Simone is one of nearly a dozen iOS team members who have been working hard to bring the best sports tracking experience to iOS users.

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Meet the team – Çağatay Ulusoy, Android Developer at Sports Tracker

14 September 2016 Jobs, Meet the Team

During three months we will be bringing you stories of Sports Tracker employees. They are the ones building the products you love from scratch, putting countless hours into them and overcoming challenges just to deliver great user experience and make your life easier.

Last time we brought you an interview with Sirpa Maas who is our Management Assistant.

Today, we are bringing you our conversation with Çağatay Ulusoy, Android Developer at Sports Tracker.

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Meet the team – Sirpa Maas, Management Assistant

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9 September 2016 Jobs, Meet the Team

During the coming months we will continue bringing you stories of Sports Tracker employees. They are the ones building the products you love from scratch, putting countless hours into them and overcoming challenges just to deliver great user experience and make your life easier.

Last time we brought you an interesting interview with Marko Orenius, Business Unit Director of Digital Services at Amer Sports.
Today, we are bringing you a glimpse of what we talk about with Sirpa Maas, Management Assistant.

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Meet the team – Business Unit Director Marko

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23 August 2016 Meet the Team

During three months we will be bringing you stories of Sports Tracker employees. They are the ones building the products you love from scratch, putting countless hours into them and overcoming challenges just to deliver great user experience and make your life easier.

Last time we brought you an interview with Katarina von Konow who is our Customer Support Manager.

Today, we are bringing you a glimpse of what we talk about with Marko Orenius, Business Unit Director of Digital Services at Amer Sports.

Business Unit Director Marko OreniusPlease tell us your story. Who is Marko and what does he enjoy doing aside from his daily job?

Here at Amer Sports I’m driving forward the development of our digital products and services, to deliver a competitive edge for our brands. In my mind, I’m a digital business developer, on a mission to create inspiring and exciting experiences for the sporting consumer.

Outside of work, I’m keen to improve in various outdoor activities. I would love to have more time for golf and sailing but in practice I’m in the gym or running. My interest is not so much in the performance of sports but rather in the ability to discover and test my own limits as well as to explore different techniques, sports and locations.

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Top training tips from Mavic cycling ambassador Nicolas Roux!

9 August 2016 Community

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For those of you who enjoy life in the saddle, we’re bringing you an exclusive interview with Mavic cycling ambassador and top level amateur, Nicolas Roux, who’s answered your questions! If you’re looking for inspiration for your own training and some tips on how to push yourself that little bit further, you’ll find them here. Time to hear from Nicolas himself.

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