We have just sent out Sports Tracker for Android v.1.2.0 to our trusty Beta testers. In addition to a lot of bug fixes the new build features two new major updates to the Android app:
- Support for new screen resolutions
- First version of the much requested Voice Feedback feature
If the testing goes well we expect to launch the new version of the app to all users via the Android Market within a week. Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook to be the first to know when the update launches!
New Screen Resolutions
The new build adds support for 320×480 (HVGA) and 540×960 resolutions. This means Sports Tracker will soon support a wide range of new devices including the HTC Wildfire S, HTC Hero, HTC Legend, the LG Optimus -series and Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 & Active just to name a few.
To see if your device is supported please consult GSMArena.com for a full list of HVGA Android devices (please note that we do not maintain the list and that in addition to having the right screen resolution your device needs to have Android OS 2.1 or newer to be able to run Sports Tracker.)
The new Beta-build also includes the first version of the much requested Voice Feedback -feature. The first version includes the following voice feedback prompts:
- Indication for start, stop, auto pause & auto resume.
For each manual or automatic lap (feedback is triggered by tapping the ‘Lap’ button during a workout and by automatic distance based laps):
- lap time
- lap speed/pace
- total distance
- total time
- current heart rate
Not included but already being developed: Heart-rate limit indication.
Voice Feedback is being implemented first on Android simply because Android OS allows us to quickly test and tweak the feature set based on user feedback. Please head to our support community to follow the impressions of the Beta testers and to chip in and let us know what you would want to see implemented.
Once the feature set has been optimized on Android we will roll Voice Feedback out also on iPhone. Support for Symbian devices is also being investigated.
Team Sports Tracker