Workout Genius - MultiSport

Workout Genius can turn your smart watch into a multisport capable watch.

Triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon and swim-run are supported, but in fact you can setup any sequence of disciplines/sports in any order.


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Attention: Due to hardware limitations the Forerunner 230/235 and 630 DO NOT have the multisport feature.

MultiSport Modes

Workout Genius supports four different operation modes for the multisport feature.

With Transitions: This is the ideal mode for Triathlon, Duathlon or Aquathlon. The app will insert a transition in between each discipline and will automatically finish the multisport event at the end of the last discipline.

Without Transitions: The app will execute the selected disciplines in order and will automatically finish the multisport event at the end of the last discipline.

Loop With Transitions: The app will insert a transition leg after each discipline and will keep looping through all disciplines in the list until the user decides to stop. Ideal for Swim Run

Loop Without Transitions: The app will keep looping through all disciplines in the list until the user decides to stop.

This app saves every leg as a separated file, so to interrupt a looping multisport activity move to the next leg and discard it, or save the current leg.


Select the Disciplines

Wokout Genius - Disciplines Selection

Sports/Disciplines selection form


The Workout Genius configuration is done at Genius Wrist's website.

It is possible to set up 20 different workouts. Each one with its own data fields, sport selection, layouts, color, lap size, sounds, vibrations, alerts, data screen behavior and more. To learn more about all possible configurations go to general features description page.

The watch can hold three workout setups at once including their order and multisport mode (disabled, with transitions or without transitions).

Each discipline and transition will be recorded in a separated activity session, in other words, a triathlon with transitions will be saved on your watch manufacturer web site as five different activities.

All layouts bellow are suggestions. In Workout Genius you can setup multiple data screens and layouts with up to 9 data fields per screen (this number varies depending on depending on the watch model) and you have more than 50 different data fields available for selection.

Operation

Fitbit devices:
Press the COG icon.

Garmin devices:
Access the menu option "Select Workout"

Wokout Genius - Select discipline Wokout Genius - Select discipline

The app will open the menu with the option "Multisport (T)" (if you enabled transitions) or simply "Multisport" (no transitions enabled), and swiping or navigating with the up/down buttons will give you access to the sports/disciplines in the list.
If you select one specific sport, the app will execute it normally (in single sport mode). If you select "Multisport" the app will enter multisport mode, and all disciplines/sports in the list will be executed in order.

Wokout Genius - Select multisport Wokout Genius - Select multisport

After selecting multisport and while the workout/race is not started the display will switch to yellow (so it will be clear that multisport is enabled). When starting the workout the color will return to the configured one.

Wokout Genius - Starting leg Wokout Genius - Starting leg

To avoid initiating the next leg or transition by mistake, the app requires two steps and two keys to be pressed.

Fitbit devices:
Press the LEFT button and the screen accent will change to YELLOW to indicate you can press the PLAY button to move to the next leg.

Garmin devices:
Press the lap/back button and the app will show the message "Press start to next leg".
If your watch does not have the lap/back button, use the back gesture.

If the start button is not pressed in 10 seconds the screen will return no normal and the next leg command will be blocked.

Wokout Genius - Start next leg Wokout Genius - Start next leg

Press the "START/PLAY" while the app is waiting to move to the next leg, the app will move to the transition or to the next discipline, depending on your setup.

Wokout Genius - Start transition Wokout Genius - Start transition

To finish an activity, just proceed like moving to the next leg. The app will know it is the last discipline and it will end the multisport session.

Fitbit devices:
The activity will be saved and the PAUSE icon will be replaced by the PLAY icon

Garmin devices:
Will notify with the "Multisport finished" message.

Wokout Genius - Multisport finished Wokout Genius - Start transition

This app will not record the multisport session as a single activity in your watch manufacturer web site. Each discipline and transition will appear as an individual activity.


Swimming

Wokout Genius - Swimming

Workout Genius unlocks the ability to record open water swimming activities in any watch. It also provides adequate swim pace fields (time/100 yards and time/100 meters) and if your watch has an optical sensor it will record your heart rate during swimming.

In the example below the data screen has the fields swim average pace, multisport timer and distance.

Swimming vivoactive Swimming Forerunner 235

Be advised that this software cannot increase the accuracy of your watch GPS in swimming activities. One of the differences between the basic watch models and the high end models is the sensitivity of the GPS antenna. This is a hardware attribute that this software will not be able to circumvent.

This statement is here, because it is of the most importance that you know this software will not turn your vĂ­voactive into an Fenix, but it will allow you to perform a multisport activity with a nice interface and with the software capabilities that exist only in high end devices.

This software also adds to high end devices features that might be useful, like the increased number of simultaneous data fields on screen, exclusive auto switch back data screen behavior, distinct vibration patters, and more.

Verify your watch manual to be certain your optical heart rate was designed to work underwater. If that was not the case you can expect some inaccuracy.


Cycling

Wokout Genius - Cycling

In the example below the primary data screen has the fields:

  • Heart rate
  • Distance: total distance covered during the current discipline
  • Speed
  • Multisport timer: the total time for all disciplines and transitions
  • Timer: the elapsed time for the current discipline

Cycling vivoactive Cycling vivoactive


Running

Wokout Genius - Running

In the example below the primary data screen has the fields:

  • Heart Rate
  • Heart Rate Zone
  • Lap Pace
  • Distance: total distance covered during the current discipline
  • Multisport timer: the total time for all disciplines and transitions
  • Timer: the elapsed time for the current discipline

Running vivoactive Running vivoactive


Transition

Wokout Genius - Transition

The inclusion of transitions is optional.

The layout and data fields for transitions cannot be edited and they are the following:

  • Clock
  • Multisport timer: the total time for all disciplines and transitions
  • Timer: the elapsed time for the current transition

Running vivoactive Running vivoactive

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