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The main thing I like about this app is how you can manually add routines and exercises. Most health apps try to do everything for you and often charge monthly so you can have access to automatically created workouts. I already have a great workout routine and I just wanted to be able to easily add my sets, reps, and weight so I don’t have to lug around my notebook. Overall this app works as advertised and is fairly easy to build custom exercises to use in the future. The organization and naming criteria make sense for most of my exercises except for a few movements. Specifically, there is currently no way to group a set of movements into one exercise. For instance, I’d like to make a core circuit which has three different exercises some with sets and reps and some with sets and duration and then be able to specify how many sets of that bundle I need to do. You can kind of do a work around and currently I’ve just been adding the multiple steps to any exercise within the notes section of it. However, I will be asking for this bundle feature to be added.
*will update review after response :)
**Update following the response to original review below** I reallyyyy want to give this app more than 3 stars—3.5 is probably more accurate—but I have to take away points because of the inability to retroactively add a workout. That’s a big flaw in my opinion. As you can see from the developer’s response, they claim that they don’t offer that capability because of being unable to track physical metrics in real-time. But that should be up to the user. A) I’d rather be able to keep track of ~something~ on my prior workouts vs. no record at all. B) There are other ways to track heart rate, calories, distance, etc. and if they allow manual entry, then I could also input those metrics myself for accurate record keeping. All in all, I’m going to keep using SmartGym for now—I do like all of the current features & the interface! But I really hope the developers re-examine their decision to not allow editing your own history. **Original** Hi, I just bought the local version of this app and I am wondering 2 things: 1) Will the app work with an Apple Watch with only the local version (as opposed to the premium)? 2) Is there a way to retroactively add a workout to my history? i.e. If I forget to log my workout on the day I do it, can I go back and add the workout manually in my history to keep accurate records? Overall I love the app & the design, but am just wondering about those 2 details! Thanks.
UI is not Customer Focused
Switched from Jefit to Smart Gym solely because Jefit did not support (nor indicate support was coming) for the Apple Watch. As an avid fitness enthusiast, using data to improve my workouts is important. Who goes into a public gym knowing the weight, number of sets and reps, and order of workouts they will perform? If you’re pushing yourself, you should be editing your workouts in flight. Twelve is not a magical number that is superior to 11 or 13. Logging different sets on Apple Watch is hit and miss. Having quick review of history of actual results in app is not easily available during workouts. Want to add an exercise quickly because a bench or rack is taken? Hopefully you’re taking 120 second rests to make that happen. Is this a good app? Yes. Is this an amazing workout application? No. Should you go out of your way to test this app? No. I’ll probably revert back to Jefit now that Apple Watch support has been initiated.
Love!!!.... When it’s working
Hi, I have had the app for about 2 months and absolutely love it. However, the app sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t. What I mean by this is sometimes the app will record my heart rate, distance travelled, and calories burned during a workout and sometimes it won’t. This usually is fixed by restarting the app and starting a new workout. Along with this bug, sometimes the data collected for my workout is not saved and does not sync with my heart or activities app. This is very frustrating as I would like to track all of my progress in those apps. I have made sure that all of my workout data comes from the SmartGym app. I know this is true because sometimes it syncs and sometimes it doesn’t. I just don’t know why it is so sporadic. Does anyone else have this problem or is there a way to fix this because I just want to track my workouts, calories, distance, and heart rate.
Excellent Routine Creation/Tracking Tool
Really nice App. I’m not a hard-core gym rat but I do have several routines I like to cycle through. There are tons of workouts to choose from based on area title targeting and whether you want to use eueipnent or not. Further, you can choose HIIT versions, rest options with audible notification and even methodology (circuit, supersets, etc) The only thing that would make it 5.5 Stars for me is color coding of created routines. The App allows a quick-glance of past routines in a Pareto chart format. If the created routines could be individually colored it would be VERY easy to pick up where I left off with a simple glance.
Maybe I’ll try again later
Seems like a good app except the first exercise I tried to do (cleans) wasn’t in the database. Created a routine searched for cleans, couldn’t find it, tried to create an exercise, they tried to charge me, then I deleted the app. How do you not have cleans? I feel like it’s a pretty foundational exercise, but I’m probably wrong. Maybe I’ll try again some other time if they add it. It seems like a good app but I didn’t even get a chance to really test it. Maybe let customers create a few missing exercises before you try to charge them. Then they can truly test it and give a more suitable review. I’m not changing my routine to accommodate what’s available in the app. The one thing that this app has going for it that no other weight lifting app has is support for watch, phone, and iPad in landscape. That landscape is important for me. But what’s more important is cleans.
Cannot Reorder Routines
I like the app overall, but something frustrating for me is the fact that I cannot reorder a routine after it’s been created and saved. I have mistakenly done this several times and each time I have to delete and create the routines in the order that I needed it, again. If I pick a day of the week for a routine, that should be enough for the app to automatically order the routines in that fashion. The same way that we can reorder exercises. Not too shabby. Update: My request is about “reordering” routines, not “sorting”, it’s two different things. I should be able to drag and drop, in the same way that I do with exercises. I use a logic with labeling my routines and days of the week, that with your current capabilities if I make a mistake and save it, then it doesn’t let me change the order.
I like the app, pretty user friendly for the most part. My main issue is sharing workout with friends. My friends and I share workouts with each other to keep each other accountable, and I introduced this app to them thinking we would be able to share workouts and Ideas. We have not had any success sharing workout(we all have the app also) and we tried multiple ways of sharing. The only way that seems to work is to screenshot the workouts and send them to each other and they enter the workout on their phone which can be pretty time consuming, not to mention a real inconvenience. Other than that the app is pretty good, if you are using the trail version you can only have 2 workouts planned at a time which also isn't great but gets the job done, if you have time to keep constructing workouts.
Good but needs improvement
I definitely like this app and I much prefer its one time payment approach as opposed to many other weightlifting apps that want to charge crazy monthly or yearly subscriptions. However, this app isn’t prefect. One thing I’d like to see added is the ability to edit past workouts. There are times when I’ll forget to change the weight during a workout and there’s currently no way to change it once the workout is completed. Also the ability to add drop sets would be a welcome addition. In addition, the Apple Watch version of the app needs much improvement. It doesn’t handle supersets very well. For example, once I complete the first part of the superset it won’t transition into the next exercise, I’m only able to see the last exercise in the set. It also doesn’t check off all of the exercises in the superset, only the last one that has the timer on it. I would also like to see improvements made to the charts section. If every exercise had an accompanying chart that showed how much you’ve lifted over time and gave suggestions for increasing weight and estimating one rep max would be a great feature. All in all, I really like this app and use it almost everyday, but there is much room for improvement
Really great app.
I really like this app. The watch interface is perfect for the gym. It allows changes to routines right from the watch. It’s easy to use, but did require a little bit of effort to figure it out. But a link to a video was the perfect learning tool. I am hoping to make it my go to app. Which leads me to what I’d like to have to make it perfect. I’d like to see the option to automatically change exercise values from any logged sets. Now you have to manually make changes in the routine after. Secondly, I’d like the workout history report to show total weight lifted. It’s not a big deal, but like knowing my total amount lifted. Finally, the app really needs to option to edit a workout. I have on occasion, because I got distracted, not logged a set. On other apps I tried, I could go back after the workout and make corrections. This is the main thing that has me not set on making this my go to app. I love that the watch app shows my heart rate during the workout. It’s what another app lacked. Having the ability to edit workouts (and the total weight lifted) would be the clinchers to have me sign up for a yearly membership after my paid 1 month trial of it.
Really good but how do I track gains?
I’ve not come across a better app for leading me through my workouts in a common sense and simple way. The Apple Watch app is by far the most complete and intuitive that I’ve been able to find. There is one major missing feature that has me looking at alternatives. I can’t track reps completed and weight by set during my workout without editing the entire routine. This can’t be done at all on the watch app which means I have to carry my phone. Being able to see reps completed and what weight was used by exercise over time is an important way to track gains or plateaus. Without this all I am tracking is whether or not I did a routine and what my apple activity stats were. Not enough data for those of us that are tracking to see progress over time!
Not really free
There is not much functionality without premium. When making my first exercise on my first routine it wasn’t in their system and I couldn’t create a new exercise. So I can’t really judge the app because I didn’t even get to try a workout. It’s fine to charge for an app but when you can’t do much on the free version just be up front about it in the App Store Edit: per the developer response: After downloading the app the first thing I did was create a routine. The very first exercise in that routine (Kettlebell goblet Squat with Pulses) was not in the database. I could not create a new exercise as this is a premium feature. So I could not experience what tracking a workout was like since I could not create one. I wasn’t about to change my routine to fit the app. FitList is what I currently use (which I do not pay for) and I have 4 routines. All of which have ~70% custom exercises.
Seriously, this is a pretty awesome app!
I 100% recommend this app. I don’t like carrying my phone around the gym so it’s amazing for that. I play my music using wireless bluetooth headphones and can look at all my workouts simultaneously. I definitely recommend the full version if you like to have an arm day, chest day, leg day, etc. But the free version is very cheap and it’s worth it! You literally walk into the gym, press start workout and it you’re told everything you need to do. Of course you have to edit your workouts on your phone first. You can edit how many set, how many reps, how much weight, how must rest, and if you want to superset it.
New to Gym - Smart Gym makes it TOO EASY
Current student at University of Cincinnati. Our gym is incredible, yet huge and overwhelming. After consulting friends for exercise suggestions, I plugged all of my info into the app and WOW it could not be easier to use. Counting sets, reps, weight, and rest times for you, all you have to do is get yourself to the gym. It’s actually like having a workout partner with you giving you all the info/help you need; including little GIFs/motion images that show you how to use the machine. Connects directly to my Apple Watch - which is what drew me to the app in the first place. So I tell Siri to start and off we go! :)
Best way to stay focused
I was skeptical about buying another workout plan on the App Store. I just used it today and was so focused and got through a Back and Biceps workout in a hour. I always used to check my notes and was too concerned grabbing my workout book to move on. So happy and would recommend to anyone who is serious on being in the gym verses texting friends. Very simple to use and the majority of the exercises are in there and if you are making up your own exercise you can add the name. I love that it syncs with Apple Health. Seriously I am pumped to get back in the gym because it’s now fun! Thanks to the app developers.
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