Endomondo Is Up and Running in the UK
Free GPS service to enhance cycle training
Posted: 28th January 2010 | Source: Endomondo
Endomondo, a free service which enables you to automatically track all your sports data and set up and monitor your personal goals, has now launched to the UK market. Ideal for any distance related sport, Endomondo Sports Tracker is available with most phones (including iPhone, Nokia, HTC, Sony Ericsson and Samsung) or Garmin devices.
Simple to use, Endomondo is ideal for tracking any distance sports, from cycling and running to roller skating and kayaking. You simply switch on your phone at the start of your workout and turn on the free Endomondo programme. At the end of your workout, just press stop on the phone and your track is automatically uploaded to your profile at Endomondo.com. The next time you log in, you will be able to see your latest workout, including a map, distance, pace, end time and split times.
With Endomondo, tracking is live, enabling friends and fans to follow your sports activity in real-time from their PCs, if you want them to. This application was trialled during Copenhagen Marathon 2009 in which the progress of over 50 VIPs, pace keepers and runners were tracked.
According to Mette Lykke, co-founder of Endomondo, "The beauty of Endomondo is that it's so simple to use. As a free service, it appeals to a wide range of people - whether they want more accurate information about their own training programme or whether they enjoy a more competitive and social element to their training. With Endomondo you can challenge a friend or group of people to train and compare results. You can also find ‘sports buddies' online and become part of a wider training community. It's proved to be a great way of enjoying training and improving your sports performance."
Founded by three Danish management consultants who identified an opportunity to make sports training more fun, Endomondo officially launched in Denmark last year. Endomondo already has almost 50,000 users, with plans to grow to 1,000,000 by the end of 2010.
Throughout 2010, Endomondo will continue to add a range of free services. The first of which, scheduled for February 2010, will be an audio coach service. Voice messages about your progress and targets will be relayed to you via your mobile phone during your workout, providing a live update on your times and distance whilst you are training.
For further information, visit www.endomondo.com.