Gym Genius

Gym Genius provides a way to structure your Gym, Yoga or Crossfit workouts. You can define your exercise sequences and let your watch guide you. For each exercise, it is possible to define a specific rest interval, and the app allows to combine strength, cardio and stretching in a single workout session. With the smart interface, it is easy to change the order of the exercises any time during the training.

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Gym Genius and Gym Timer Pro are two parts of a single solution.
Buy one license and get the premium version of both apps.

Go to Gym Timer Pro About Page

You can try the full version of this app!

During the first 30 days of the licensing period, you will be able to request a total refund of your payment if the app does not satisfy your needs. The refunding process is instantaneous, automatic and you can request it clicking on a button.
No questions asked!

All app configuration is based on this website, so to try it, a web site account is required (the web site registration is free).

The free mode will allow you to verify the potential of the app and to learn how it works, but the number and duration of actions will be very limited and the free mode will not allow a proper training.


Programmable Workouts: It is possible to create workouts for weight lifting sessions, yoga, crossfit and many others. The same workout setup can combine, weight lifting, stretching, or aerobic actions.

Activity Feed: You can track your completed workout details in the activity feed.

Training Calendar: Plan your training ahead, add the activities on the calendar and have the correct workouts downloaded to your device.

Configurable data fields: There are lots of data fields available for you to select and setup your training display.

Sport: Select the sport of the activity session.

Vibration, Sound and On Screen Alerts (if available on your device): It is possible to configure the type of notification for sound, vibration and on screen alerts.

GPS (on/off).

Back light (on/off): the back light will be activated based on your wrist movement and on alerts.

Colors: Background color (black or white) and foreground color of the display (gray, red, orange, green, blue or purple).

First Run

In the first execution, the app will start with a default workout setup.

If you wish to do a quick test without creating a user in the web site you can try this workout.

The default setup is:

  • Action 1: A weight lifting set with 3 repetitions, after each repetition there is a 45 seconds rest.
  • Action 2: An one-minute exercise followed by 45 seconds rest.
Of course this setup is not useful. It is just a demonstration so you can verify how the app displays data.

To change this setup, you MUST create a (FREE) web site account and register your app (FREE registration). The trial mode will allow you to verify the potential of the app and to learn how it works, but the number and duration of actions will be very limited and the free mode will not allow a proper training setup.

Instructions to link your app

Menu options

Select Workout: Select one of your workout presets.

Get Link Code: Use this link to obtain the code to link your app to your GeniusWrist web site account.

Online Sync: Download your setup from GeniusWrist web site.

Instructions to link your app

How to open your watch menu


The screen is divided in 3 sections:

  • Main area: It is the upper part of the screen. It shows the ongoing progress of the current workout action.
    • Upper left label: shows the current duration type (time, distance, steps, calories or sets)
    • Number on the left: It is index of the current action. It is the same number displayed as the line number in the workout editor.

    • Number on the right: It is the number of remaining actions to complete the current workout.
    • Large number on center: displays the remaining duration of the current action. Depending on the duration type selected for the action, it will display the remaining time, distance, calories, steps or sets.
      Gym Genius Main Area - Workout Set Activity
    • Repetition block counter: The upper right number displays the remaining times a repetition block must be executed. The standard repetition block can aggregate various actions, and the usual way to define a repetition is to define the number of times the entire block must be repeated.
      Gym Genius Main Area - Quantity Repetition
    • Timed Repetition block counter: The timed repetition block allows to setup a block of actions to be execute as many times possible in a certain period of time. The upper right number displays the amount of time remaining and the number right bellow displays the number of times the repetition block was executed. When the time expires the countdown will display a negative time and the block of actions will continue until the last action of the block is executed.
      Gym Genius Main Area - Timed Repetition
    • Progress Bar: It is red during the active the part of the action and will indicate the amount already completed. The color will turn to green to indicate the progress of the rest section of the workout action.
      Gym Genius Main Area - Calories
      Gym Genius Main Area - Timed Repetition
  • Instructions area: It is the middle of the screen. It shows the label and the instructions to perform the current workout action.
    • Action label: Display the name the action, the font size will change depending of the text length.
    • Action instruction: For all types of actions except the set type, the instruction will display the total duration of the action (distance, time, calories or steps) followed by the rest time.
      For set action the values shown will be weight and the minimum/maximum number of repetitions.
      Gym Genius Main Area - Time
      Gym Genius Main Area - Calories
  • Data fields area The bottom of the screen will display the selected data fields. The app allows to select up to two additional data fields to be put on screen.

Basic Operating Instructions

The primary purpose of Gym Genius app is to provide an easy way to track your exercise sequences at the gym. The app allows changing the execution order during the workout session, and it also removes from the list the ones already completed. You can skip one activity if the machine is occupied and come back to it later.

Genius Wrist's website will also track your weight lifting volume, number of reps and number of sets per session. These statistics are available at Genius Wrist's dashboard.

Selecting your sport and display configuration

Gym Genius Workout Editor
The app allows defining the label, sport, GPS, backlight mode, alert preferences (vibration, sound and on screen), display color and additional data fields. The configuration is done at Genius Wrist's website.

Downloading your setup into the watch

Every time you start the app or finish a workout the app will try to sync with Genius Wrist's website. You can also force a synchronization using the ONLINE SYNC option inside the app menu. The sync process requires a Bluetooth connection between your watch and your mobile phone.

Navigating the exercise list

To go back and forth the exercise list, use the up/down keys or previous/next gesture on your device (you may need to swipe up/down or left/right depending on your device model. refer to your watch manual).

By navigating the list the app will automatically pause your activity session. A blinking orange border will be on screen until you resume your session by pressing the start button.

Executing an exercise

Each exercise has two parts, the active and the rest portion. For activities based on time, distance, steps, and calories, the countdown will begin as soon you initiate the exercise. For SET and LAP-KEY based activities, your interaction is required to alternate between the active and rest part of the training.
Advance to the next portion of the exercise using the LAP-KEY.

To skip the rest portion of an exercise, just push the LAP-KEY during the rest timer countdown.

For most of the devices and LAP-KEY and the BACK-KEY are the same physical button. If your device has separate LAP and BACK keys, use the BACK key. vĂ­voactive 3 users must use the BACK GESTURE.

Exercise completion

After the completion of an exercise, it will be removed from the list so it gets easier to navigate the remaining list in an scenario you are not following the predefined order.
Requirements for completion:

  • Outside a repetition block: You must execute the active part of an exercise completely to conclude it.
  • Inside a repetition block: Repetition blocks a treated by the app as a single exercise, if you navigate out a repetition it will not be completed. The next time you attempt the repetition it will start from the beginning.
Skipping the rest portion of the exercises is always allowed, and it does not affect the completion criteria.

Workout Actions

The workout setup system allows the creation of series of actions.

During the exercise, every action will be recorded as a separate lap, and the workout will be automatically saved at the end of the last action.

It is possible to keep three workouts at once in your device. The site will allow you to configure many different workouts and you can easily swap the ones in your device, or you can put them in the training calendar so that the right exercise will be downloaded every day.

  • repeatRepetition: A repetition can contain one or more actions inside of it. It defines a group of actions to be repeated a given number of times. A workout can include various repetition blocks, and a repeat block can contain many actions.
  • Action: All actions have three basic attributes: label, duration and rest time.
    • Label: The label of the current action will be displayed on the watch. Use this field to give a name for the action like, "Inc Dumbbell Press", "Dips", "Jump Rope", the name of a yoga pose or a stretching exercise.
    • Duration: It is the size of the action, it defines how long the action will last, and the following kinds of duration are available:
      • fitness_center Set: A set action is ideal for weight lifting. It allows configuring the number of repetitions, the weight, and size of the set. workout actions - weight
      • alarm Time: The duration of the action in minutes and seconds. workout actions - time
      • Distance: A number that indicates the distance (in miles or km) to be covered. workout actions - distance
      • Calories: Amount of calories to be expended. workout actions - calories
      • directions_walk Steps: Number of steps to be taken. workout actions - steps
      • touch_app Lap Key: The action will finish when the lap key is pressed. workout actions - lap key

The action editor has 3 parts:

  • Duration selector:
    Allows selecting the duration of the current action (set size, distance, time, calories, steps or lap key press).
  • Label:
    Define the label of the action. It will be displayed on the watch screen.
  • Rest:
    Set the rest time after the action. Set it to zero (00:00) if you do not want a rest interval after the action.
  • The SET action type:
    The SET action is ideal for weight lifting, and it has a special interface. The set size, label and rest work exactly like the other actions, but there are especial fields to inform weight, and the minimum and maximum desired repetitions for each set.

Workout Examples

All actions combined

This example demonstrates the flexibility of the system. All duration types can be combined, and groups of actions can be nested inside repetition blocks.

All Actions

General Upper Body Workout

Upper Body Workout

Activity Feed

You can track your completed workout details in the activity feed.

Time, duration, calories, heart rate, distance and the list of exercises you performed will be listed.

Genius Wrist system will give your workout a score. The points are based on the perceived effort during the activity. That means the same workout can have different values every time you execute it. The score will be very low if you do not measure your heart rate during the workout sessions.

Activity Feed


The activity feed displays the individual result of each workout and stats page will give you a broader view of your gym activities.

The system will track the calories, duration, distance, number of sets, number of activities and the score of your gym workouts, allowing you to follow your monthly progression.

Gym Genius Statitics Gym Genius Monthly Statitics


The achievements system will level you up based on the number of points you score in each of your workouts. The scoring system gives points based on perceived effort, not fitness level, that means, the easier the exercise is perceived by you, the fewer points you will score. That way you are stimulated to keep your workouts on a challenging level.

Gym Genius Level Up Badge Level Up Badge

Some achievements will be awarded recurrently. For example the each month you will receive a new Calories badge.

Gym Genius Calories Badge Calories Badge

Training Calendar

Plan your training ahead, add the activities on the calendar and have the correct workouts downloaded to your device. After the set up of your training schedule, the app will download the right exercises on your device during the online sync process.
All Genius Wrist apps are integrated into the calendar.

Training Calendar


Pick up your favorite color or use then to easily identify your training presets. The background color (black or white) and foreground color of the display (gray, red, orange, green, blue or purple) can be configured.


Gym Genius

Gym Genius Logo License cost
US$ 8.00 per year

Gym Timer Pro

Gym Timer Pro Logo License cost
US$ 8.00 per year

Workout Builder

Workout Builder Logo License cost
US$ 8.00 per year

Workout Genius

Workout Genius Logo License cost
US$ 8.00 per year

Licensing modes:

Single app: As the name states you will have access to only one of our apps. Just go to the desired app configuration page and click the "Get a license" button.

The Gym Apps Combo: Gym Genius and Gym Timer Pro are two parts of a single solution. If you buy the license for one of the gym apps, you will receive premium access to the other.

Bundle: In bundle mode you will have access to the premium version of all sports-related apps. The licensing rule is simple, as long as you pay for two sports-apps , the system will grant you premium access to the others.
The system will automatically upgrade your license to bundle mode, when you buy the license for a second app. If you already have two licensed apps just install the remaining ones one and they will be automatically upgraded. The bundle package includes Gym Genius, Gym Timer Pro, Workout Genius and Workout Builder.
Be aware that despite being treated a single bundle, the license acquisition for each app is independent. That means, if you have two licenses with different expiration dates (and received additional licenses as a bonus in the bundle mode), when the first license expires the bundle mode will be disabled and the bonus licenses will also be canceled. To keep the bundle active, it is required to maintain two valid licenses.

30 days money back guarantee:

During the fist 30 days of the licensing period, you will be able to request a total refund of your payment if the app does not satisfy your needs. The refunding process is instantaneous, automatic and you can request it clicking on a button. No questions asked.
The 30 days trial period is applied for each app separately.

Payment process:

No payment information is collected by Genius Wrist website. You will be sent to PAYPAL website to execute your payment operation and when you finish your transaction at PAYPAL, you will be sent back to Genius Wrist website. The entire licensing process is automated and you will have access to the premium features in seconds.

To proceed with the payment process you must:

The license allows you to use the features of the app for the period of one year. The renewal is not automatic.
All software upgrades taking place in the licensing period are included.

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Compatible Devices:

vívoactive 3
Approach S60
vívoactive HR
Forerunner 920
Forerunner 230
Forerunner 235
Forerunner 630
Forerunner 735
Forerunner 935
D2 Bravo
D2 Bravo Titanium
fenix 3
fenix 3 HR
Descent MK1
fenix 5
fenix 5s
fenix 5x
fenix Chronos

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