Workout Genius

Workout Genius is a general all-around sports-app.
It offers a great variety of screen layouts and more than 50 different data fields to choose from.
Heart rate, pace, speed, and cadence alerts are available and it is a perfect tool for the race day, or for day by day unstructured training.
The app also provides special features for marathoners like a virtual partner with variable speed for different sections of the course, and last but not least, the multisport mode supports triathlon, duathlon, swim-run, and aquathlon.

Workout Genius wins the Best Connect IQ Workout App Award!
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Keep reading for the general features description or jump to multi sport or virtual partner features

Multi Sport Features

Virtual Partner (Pacer) Features

Premium Features

Increased number of data fields on screen:
  • 1 to 9 on square devices, 1 to 8 on tall devices and 1 to 7 on round devices
  • To improve visibility, the font in each data field will auto adjust size to be as big as possible based on the displayed value and slot size.

Multi Sport Mode: The app supports triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon and swim run and you can add transitions as needed. Configure a different display layout, color, alerts, data fields, lap size (and everything else) for each sport. Use the exclusive multi sport data fields to track data across all sports and transitions.

Virtual Partner: Set up the virtual competitor to race against you and use the virtual partner exclusive data fields.

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

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

Alerts: heart rate, pace, speed and cadence alerts are available.

Auto pause: Auto pause will automatically pause your activity session when your speed is slower than 0.35 Km/h or 0.20 mi/h.

Step Based Laps: Configure the auto lap function to start a new lap based on a number of steps. Perfect for indoor stair climbing/elliptical.

Multiple data screens: Define the layout and the data fields for the additional data screen.
Set up the data screen behavior:

  • Auto Switch Back: will return to the main screen after the selected number of seconds
  • Auto Scroll: will rotate through the configured screens
  • Normal: will stay in the selected screen

Premium Data Fields: More than 50 additional data fields (added up to the free version ones).

  • Current lap and last lap average heart rate:
  • Multi sport timer and leg number
  • Heart rate zone and HR percentages.
  • Last lap average heart rate, last lap distance, last lap time, last lap steps, last lap pace and last lap speed.
  • Virtual partner data fields.
  • Lap steps.

Free Features

Sport: Select the sport of the activity session.

Auto Lap: Configure distance or time based laps (there is also the 'step based laps' premium feature)

Vibration and Sound: It is possible to configure the type of notification for sound and vibration alerts. This feature depends on the capabilities of your watch model.

GPS: The GPS can be disabled for indoor activities. If your device does not have an onboard GPS, a detailed GPS map of your workout will require you to have your phone with you.

Back light (on/off): The back light will be activated based on your wrist movement and on alerts like laps or heart rate alerts.

Accent Colors: The background color (black or white) and foreground color of the display (gray, red, orange, green, blue or purple) can be defined for each workout set up.

Layout and data fields: You can select many layouts for your screen and can configure it with a large number of data fields.

First Run

The first step to configure your app is link it to the Genius Wrist's website.

Garmin devices:
Run the app, open the in-app menu and select the get link code option.

Fitbit devices:
Run the app, touch the play button and follow the on screen insttructions to generate the code.

Go to the link page and input the code that is on your watch screen.

Click here to input your code

Menu options

Garmin devices:
Depending on your watch model there is a different method to open the in-app menu.
If you are having dificulties to open the in-app menu, take a look at the following faq topic:
How to open your watch menu

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 Genius Wrist's website.

Fitbit devices:
Run the app, and touch the cog button to open the menu. Swipe up and down to scroll the list.

Workouts: Click the workout name to select it.
Online Sync: Download your setup from Genius Wrist's website.

The Get Link Code option does not exist in Fitbit devices. The app will automatically display the link code when it is required.

Basic Operating Instructions

Selecting your sport and display configuration

Workout Genius Editor
The app allows defining the label, sport, GPS, backlight mode, alert preferences, display color, virtual partner and additional data fields.
The configuration is done at Genius Wrist's website. The premium version allows creating 20 different setups.
After a successful configuration, your setup will be available on your watch. Use the SELECT WORKOUT menu option to pick one.

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 data screens

Fitbit devices:
TAP the center of the screen.

Garmin devices:
Use the UP/DOWN buttons or PREVIOUS/NEXT gesture (refer to your watch manual) to navigate

Manual Lap

Fitbit devices:
Press the LEFT BUTTON on your watch to add a lap.

Garmin devices:
Press the BACK/LAP key of your device to manually add a lap. If your device does not have these keys, use the BACK GESTURE (refer to your watch manual).

The manual lap feature is not available in multi sport mode

Multisport mode

Please refer to the multisport features page for operating instructions in multisport mode.
Multi Sport Features

Opening the in app menu

The menu will be disabled during a workout session recording.

Fitbit devices:
Just press the COG icon on the screen.

Garmin devices:
Each device has a different way to open the in-app menu. If you have difficulties to access the app menu, please follow the instruction on the following FAQ topic: How to open the menu


Choose the layout that best fit your needs and define the data field for each slot.

Configurable colors

Pick up your favorite color or use then to easily identify your training presets

Multi Sport Mode

Select the sports: Define the order and the number of sports to be executed.

Enable transitions: Enable transitions as needed when moving to next leg.

Four operation modes available: With transitions, without transitions, loop with transitions and loop without transitions.

Learn more about Multi Sport mode

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's apps are integrated into the calendar.

Training Calendar

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's 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 workouts, allowing you to follow your monthly progression.

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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

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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 and you are eligible to it only if it is the first time you are acquiring a license for the app.

Payment process:

No payment information is collected by Genius Wrist's website. You will be sent to PAYPAL's website to execute your payment operation and when you finish your transaction at PAYPAL, you will be sent back to Genius Wrist. 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:

All software upgrades taking place in the licensing period are included.

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