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Gentler Streak update adds support for live activities

Gentler Streak is one of the most popular exercise companion apps for iPhone and Apple Watch users. This week, the developers behind Gentler Streak released a major app update that allows users to track their Apple Watch workouts from their iPhone thanks to Live Activities.

Gentler Streak now works with Live Activities and Dynamic Island

The first Gentler Streak update of 2023 adds a feature that is very welcome for iPhone users with iOS 16, especially those with iPhone 14 Pro. This is because the app now supports Live Activities and the implementation could not be better.

For those unfamiliar, Live Activities is a feature available for all iPhone models running iOS 16 that displays useful app information right on the lock screen. At the same time, apps that support Live Activities can also display the same information on Dynamic Island for iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max users.

This means Gentler Streak users can now start a workout on their Apple Watch and then check the details in real time using Live Activities, either on the iPhone’s lock screen or using Dynamic Island on iPhone 14 Pro. live app has a nice interface that displays useful information like your heart rate and the distance you’ve been running.

But that is not all. Support for Live Activities was only made possible by another new feature that Gentler Streak announced with this update. The app now has a mirror tracking option, which basically turns the iPhone screen into a “beautiful and informative tracker” for Apple Watch workouts giving more control over heart rate training zones.

The Gentler Streak iPhone app now mirrors your Apple Watch workout tracking. Extremely useful for all workouts where you can place your iPhone in a visible place and monitor progress mid-workout. The Photogenic feature prioritizes your well-being by prominently displaying heart rate training zones, allowing you to better control your pace and stay within your target zone.

More about the app

Gentler Streak was awarded Apple Watch App of the Year 2022 by Apple. The app has been available for iPhone since 2021 and launched for Apple Watch in February 2022. The company’s co-founder and CEO, Katarina Lotrič, says she is proud that Apple has recognized the work of a “small independent team.” .

We see it as an extraordinary confirmation of our work, our vision, our relevance in time and place, and we are very happy that our message and philosophy are now spreading throughout the world. There is still a lot we want and will bring to life, and we look forward to every minute of it. I think it’s safe to say that we’re just getting started.

Gentler Streak is available for free on the App Store. However, some of the features require a subscription or a lifetime license that can be purchased through in-app purchases. And, if you want to learn more about the app, be sure to read 9to5Mac’s interview with the founder of Gentler Streak, Katarina Lotric.

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