Workout Genius

Workout Genius provides lots of data fields, and some are exclusive, they are not available in most of the devices. It allows to set up a great variety of screen layouts, has a virtual partner with variable speed, enables to configure the lap size, sounds, vibrations, alerts, and more. And last but not least, it has a multisport mode that supports triathlon, duathlon, swim-run, and aquathlon. It is a super all around app.


Workout Genius wins the Best Connect IQ Workout App Award for 2017!
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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

You can try the full version of this app.
During the first 30 days of the licensing period, if you decide that this app isn't something you want, you can get an immediate refund with the click of a button. No questions asked.


Free Features

You can store many workout setups in your watch and easily select the one you need.

Flexible Layout:

  • Select the number of simultaneous data fields on screen (1 to 9 for square devices, 1 to 8 for tall devices and 1 to 7 for round devices) and set the data field for each slot on the screen.
  • 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.

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

Sport: Select the sport of the activity session (Running, Hiking, Cycling, Stair and Elliptical Indoor Equip, and many others)

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

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

Vibration and Sound (if available in your device):
The app will notify you on:

  • Every lap.
  • When acquiring or losing GPS signal.
  • When out of the defined range for an alert.
It is possible to configure the type of notification for sound and vibration patterns.
  • short vibes or beeps for all alerts.
  • distinct sounds or vibrations for each alert.
  • disable all alerts

GPS (on/off).

Backlight (on/off): the backlight will be activated based on your wrist movement and on alerts like laps or heart rate alerts.

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

Data fields: More than 30 data fields (and increasing) are available with the following highlights:

  • Total steps: steps of the current activity session
  • Timer in minutes: the counter will always display (min):(sec) instead of (hour):(minutes) for durations greater than one hour

Recording: There is no limit or restriction to activity recording or sending data to Garmin Connect.

Sensors: By default, all sensors paired with your device are enabled.

Premium Features

Multi Sport Mode: Supports triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon and swim run, 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.

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 20 additional data fields (added up to the free version ones).

  • Current lap and last lap average heart rate:
  • Multi sport timer and leg number
  • Swimming pace.
  • 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.
Go to the complete data fields list and description

First Run

In the first execution, the app will start with the default setup. The screen will show five data fields including pace, heart rate, distance, timer and cadence. The GPS will be enabled, the selected sport will be running and the backlight will be disabled. The auto lap will be set to half mile or half kilometer depending on your device configuration.

To change this setup and add new layouts and sport configurations, you MUST create a (FREE) web site account and register your app (free registration).

There is NO CONFIGURATION options for this application in you mobile phone. All setup and configuration MUST be done in this web site.

Instructions to link your app

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

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 preferences from GeniusWrist web site.

Instructions to link your app

How to open your watch menu

Layouts

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

Configurable colors

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

Alerts


"Menu disabled" will trigger if you try to press the menu button while an activity session is in progress


Each one of the following alerts will vibrate differently (* except for forerunner series) or sound differently (except for vívoactive **) allowing you to know what is going on without looking the watch display
* forerunner devices do not support different vibration patters.
** vívoactive and vívoactive HR devices do not support sound alerts

"LAP" will trigger based on time or distance, depending on your setup. Two long medium intensity vibes or a distinct sound will notify a lap.


Heart rate, pace, speed and cadence alerts will trigger every time you go bellow or above the range defined in your workout setup. The alerts will always have at least a 45 seconds interval between each other. The high and low vibration patterns and sound alerts are distinct. It's possible to define only the upper or the lower boundary for an alert.


Data fields

Premium Data fields

Multi Sport

  • Multi Sport Timer - Track the total event duration across all disciplines and transitions of multisport activity.
  • Leg Number - The number of the current leg. Transitions and disciplines count as legs.

Swimming Pace The app will use time/100yards or time/100 meters depending on your watch selection for distance (miles or kilometers).

  • Pace - The current pace in time/100 yards or time/100 meters.
  • Average Pace - The average pace in time/100 yards or time/100 meters.
  • Maximum Pace - The maximum speed recorded during the timed activity, in time/100 yards or time/100 meters.

Heart Rate Zone
The zone information table used by the software to calculate the heart rate zone data fields is the one configured in your watch settings.

  • Heart Rate Zone - Number that indicate with precision your hear rate zone based on your current heart beats per minute.
  • Percentage of Maximum Heart Rate (hr% of max) - Number from 1 to 100 indicating your current heart beats per minute as percentage if your maximum hear rate
  • Percentage of Heart Rate Reserve (%hrr) - Number from 1 to 100 indicating your current heart beats per minute as percentage of your heart rate reserve
For Heart Rate Zone data fields to work, it is required at least version 1.2.6 of Connect IQ running in your device.

Lap

  • Lap Heart Rate - The average heart rate for the current lap.
  • Lap Pace - The average pace for the current lap.
  • Lap Speed - The average speed for the current lap.

Last Lap

  • Last Lap Heart Rate - The average heart rate for the last lap.
  • Last Lap Steps - number of steps of last lap.
  • Last Lap Distance - Distance covered in the last lap in mi or km.
  • Lap Time - Elapsed time of the last lap.
  • Last Lap Pace - The average pace for the last lap.
  • Last Lap Speed - The average speed for the last lap.

Cadence Divided by 2
This data fields where specially designed for use in activities, where you want to display complete movements (backward and forward) as one.
Your internal watch sensor will not report cadences lower than 80 (40 for cad by 2). Any value lower than that will be shown as zero. The bike cadence sensor does not have this limitation.

  • Cadence divided by 2 - The current cadence in revolutions per minute or steps per minute, depending on the sport, divided by 2.
  • Average cadence divided by 2 - Average cadence in revolutions per minute or steps per minute, depending on the sport, divided by 2.
  • Maximum cadence divided by 2 - The maximum cadence recorded during the timed activity in revolutions per minute or steps per minute, depending on the sport, divided by 2.
This data fields will not change the way your watch record the data in your activity session, they just provide more useful information during you training.

Steps

  • Lap Steps - The number of steps of the current lap.

Virtual Partner

  • Virtual Partner Time - The amount of time ahead or behind of the virtual partner. A negative number indicates the virtual partner is behind you and a positive number indicates the virtual partner is ahead.
  • Virtual Partner Distance - The distance (in Km or Miles depending on your device configuration) ahead or behind of the virtual partner. A negative number indicates the virtual partner is behind you and a positive number indicates the virtual partner is ahead.
  • Virtual Partner Speed - The configured speed of the virtual partner.
  • Virtual Partner Pace - The configured pace of the virtual partner.

Standard Data Fields

Steps

  • Total Steps - The total number of steps of the timed activity.

Pace

  • Pace - The current pace in min/mi or min/km.
  • Average Pace - The average pace in min/mi or min/km.
  • Maximum Pace - The maximum speed recorded during the timed activity, in min/mi or min/km.

Speed

  • Speed - The current speed in mi/h or km/h.
  • Average Speed - The average speed in mi/h or km/h.
  • Maximum Speed - The maximum speed recorded during the timed activity, in mi/h or km/h.

Heart Rate

  • Heart Rate - The current heart rate in beats per minute.
  • Average Heart Rate - The average heart rate in beats per minute.
  • Maximum Heart Rate - The maximum heart rate recorded during the timed activity in beats per minute.

Distance

  • Distance - Total distance covered during the timed activity in mi or km.

Time

  • Timer - Elapsed time of the activity.
  • Timer in Minutes - Elapsed time of the activity in minutes and seconds. After 60 minutes the display will not change to hours and minutes. For example 1 hour and 33 minutes and 27 seconds will display like this 93:27.
  • Clock - Time of day.

Lap

  • Lap Number - The current lap in the activity session.
  • Lap Distance - Distance covered in the current lap in mi or km.
  • Lap Time - Elapsed time of current lap.

Altitude

  • Altitude - The altitude in meters or foot.
  • Total Ascent - The total ascent in meters or foot.
  • Total Descent - The total descent in meters or foot.

Cadence

Your internal watch sensor will not report cadences lower than 80 (40 for cad by 2). Any value lower than that will be shown as zero. The bike cadence sensor does not have this limitation.
  • Cadence - The current cadence in revolutions per minute or steps per minute, depending on the sport.
  • Average cadence - Average cadence in revolutions per minute or steps per minute, depending on the sport.
  • Maximum Cadence - The maximum cadence recorded during the timed activity in revolutions per minute or steps per minute, depending on the sport.

Power

Power data fields require and external power meter.
  • Power - The current power in watts.
  • Average Power - The average power in watts.
  • Maximum Power - The maximum power recorded during the timed activity in watts.

Calories

  • Calories - The current calories burned during the current activity being recorded in kcal. The algorithm that calculates calories is part of your device firmware. It was defined by Garmin and in most scenarios it requires heart rate information.
  • Energy - Momentary energy expenditure in kcal/min.

Positioning

  • Heading - The current true north referenced heading in radians.
  • GPS signal - the values can be: not available, poor, usable or good.

Other

  • Training Effect - The activity's level of effect on aerobic fitness.
  • Temperature - Temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit depending on your device configuration. Only works with external TEMPE sensor.
  • Battery - The remaining battery in percentage.

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

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Compatible Devices:

Vivoactive
VivoactiveHr
Fenix3
Fenix3Hr
D2Bravo
D2Bravotitanium
Fenix5
Fenix5S
Fenix5X
FenixChronos
Forerunner230
Forerunner235
Forerunner630
Forerunner735
Forerunner920
Forerunner935

Licensing

Genius Wrist has 3 apps available for licensing:

Gym Genius

Gym Genius 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



There are two licensing modes available:

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

Bundle: In bundle mode you will have access to the premium version of all apps. The licensing rule is simple, as long you have a valid license for any two apps, the system will grant you premium access to the third one.
The system will automatically upgrade your license to bundle mode, when you buy the license for a second app. If you already has two licensed apps just install the third one and it will be automatically upgraded.
Be aware that despite being treated a single bundle, the license aquisition for each app is independent. That means, if you have two licenses with different expiration dates (and received a third license as a bonus in the bundle mode), when the first license expires the bundle mode will be disabled and the bonus license will also be canceled. To keep the bundle active, it is required to mantain 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's 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.

Get to know all Genius Wrist apps!

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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Trainer Genius

Trainer Genius provides a way to create and execute structured workouts on any smart trainer that supports ANT+ FE-C (fitness equipment protocol). This app runs on all Garmin Devices (Edge Explore and vívoactive HR included). You can create workouts based on time and distance, and the actions can target a specific power, trainer resistance, simulated slope or percentage of your FTP.

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Workout Builder

With Workout Builder you can set up structured workouts, step by step, and let your watch guide you through them. The system stands on three main concepts, repetition, duration, and goal. With these three ingredients, you can build a great variety of workout sequences, including intervals, repetitions, and progressions. Various sports are available, and the data fields, colors, and alert types are configurable.

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