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.

All app configuration is based on this web site, so to try it, a web site account is required (the web site registration is free).

The free mode will allow you to verify the potential of the app and to learn how it works, but the number and duration of actions will be very limited and the free mode will not allow a proper training.

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.


Features

Programmable Workouts: It is possible to create workouts for weight lifting sessions, yoga, crossfit and many others. The same workout setup can combine, weight lifting, stretching, or aerobic actions.

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

Configurable data fields: There are lots of data fields available for you to select and setup your training display.

Sport: Select the sport of the activity session.

Vibration, Sound and On Screen Alerts (if available in your device): It is possible to configure the type of notification for sound, vibration and on screen alerts.

GPS (on/off).

Back light (on/off): the back light will be activated based on your wrist movement and on alerts.

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

Workout Actions

The workout setup system allows the creation of series of actions.

During the workout every action will be recorded as a separated lap, and the workout will be automatically saved at the end of the last action. If you wish to continue a workout after it finishes just add a LAP KEY action with no target as the last action of your training.

It is possible to keep 3 workouts at once in your device. The site will allow you to configure many different workouts and you can easily swap the ones in your device or you can put them in the training calendar so the right workout will be downloaded every day.

  • repeatRepetition: A repetition can contain one or more actions inside of it. It defines a group of actions to be repeated a given number of times. A workout can contain various repetition blocks and a repetition block can contain many actions.
  • Action: All actions have 3 basic attributeslabel, duration and rest time..
    • Label: The label of the current action will be constantly displayed on the watch. Use this field to give a name for the action like, "Inc Dumbbell Press", "Dips", "Jump Rope", the name of an yoga pose or a stretching exercise.
    • Duration: It is the size of the action, it defines how long the action will last, and the following kinds of duration are supported:
      • fitness_center Set: A set action is ideal for weight lifting. It allows to configure the number of repetitions, the used weight and size of the set. workout actions - weight
      • alarm Time: The duration of the action in minutes and seconds. workout actions - time
      • Distance: A number that indicates the distance (in miles or km) to be covered. workout actions - distance
      • Calories: Amount of calories to be expended. workout actions - calories
      • directions_walk Steps: Number of steps to be taken. workout actions - steps
      • touch_app Lap Key: The action will finish when the lap key is pressed. workout actions - lap key

The action editor has 3 parts:

  • Duration selector:
    Allows to select the duration of the current action (set size, distance, time, calories, steps or lap key press).
  • Label:
    Define the label of the action. It will be displayed on the watch screen.
  • Rest:
    Set the rest time after the action. Set it to zero (00:00) if you do not want a rest interval after the action.
  • The SET action type:
    The SET action is ideal for weight lifting and it has an special interface. The set size, label and rest work exactly like the other actions, but there are especial fields to inform weight, and the minimum and maximum desired repetitions for each set.

Workout Examples

All actions combined

This example demonstrates the flexibility of the system. All duration types can be combined and groups of actions can be nested inside repetition blocks.

All Actions

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

First Run

In the first execution, the app will start with a default workout setup.

If you wish to do a quick test without creating a user in the web site you can try this workout.

The default setup is:

  • Action 1: A weight lifting set with 3 repetitions, after each repetition there is a 45 seconds rest.
  • Action 2: An one-minute exercise followed by 45 seconds rest.
Of course this setup is not useful. It is just a demonstration so you can verify how the app displays data.

To change this setup, you MUST create a (FREE) web site account and register your app (FREE registration). The trial mode will allow you to verify the potential of the app and to learn how it works, but the number and duration of actions will be very limited and the free mode will not allow a proper training setup.

Instructions to link your app

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 setup from GeniusWrist web site.

Instructions to link your app

How to open your watch menu

Display

The screen is divided in 3 sections:

  • Main area: It is the upper part of the screen. It shows the ongoing progress of the current workout action.
    • Upper left label: shows the current duration type (time, distance, steps, calories or sets)
    • Number on the left: It is index of the current action. It is the same number displayed as the line number in the workout editor.
    • Number on the right: It is the number of remaining actions to complete the current workout.
    • Large number on center: displays the remaining duration of the current action. Depending on the duration type selected for the action, it will display the remaining time, distance, calories, steps or sets.
      Gym Genius Main Area - Workout Set Activity
    • Repetition block counter: The upper right number displays the remaining times a repetition block must be executed. The standard repetition block can aggregate various actions, and the usual way to define a repetition is to define the number of times the entire block must be repeated.
      Gym Genius Main Area - Quantity Repetition
    • Timed Repetition block counter: The timed repetition block allows to setup a block of actions to be execute as many times possible in a certain period of time. The upper right number displays the amount of time remaining and the number right bellow displays the number of times the repetition block was executed. When the time expires the countdown will display a negative time and the block of actions will continue until the last action of the block is executed.
      Gym Genius Main Area - Timed Repetition
    • Progress Bar: It is red during the active the part of the action and will indicate the amount already completed. The color will turn to green to indicate the progress of the rest section of the workout action.
      Gym Genius Main Area - Calories
      Gym Genius Main Area - Timed Repetition
  • Instructions area: It is the middle of the screen. It shows the label and the instructions to perform the current workout action.
    • Action label: Display the name the action, the font size will change depending of the text length.
    • Action instruction: For all types of actions except the set type, the instruction will display the total duration of the action (distance, time, calories or steps) followed by the rest time.
      For set action the values shown will be weight and the minimum/maximum number of repetitions.
      Gym Genius Main Area - Time
      Gym Genius Main Area - Calories
  • Data fields area The bottom of the screen will display the selected data fields. The app allows to select up to two additional data fields to be put on screen.

Basic Operation Instructions

The general app operation is pretty straight forward, except for some rules regarding exercise execution, completion and navigation stated below, please pay attention to them.

Open the app menu and the options to select you desired workout, download you configuration from the website (online sync) or link the app for the first time (get link code) will be there.

Use the start key to start the selected workout session.

Set Action and Lap Key actions: To start the rest countdown press the lap key.

Exercise completion: After the completion of an exercise, it will be removed from the list so it gets easier to navigate the remaining list in an scenario you are not following the predefined order.
Requirements for completion:

  • Outside a repetition block: You must execute the active part of an exercise completely to conclude it. It is optional to wait for the rest time, you can skip the rest part swiping or using the up/down buttons.
  • Inside a repetition block: Repetition blocks a treated by the app as a single exercise, if you skip a repetition it will not be completed. The next time you attempt the repetition it will start from the beginning.

Exercise navigation:
The app allows to move back and forward in the exercise list.
Repetition blocks are treated as a single block so it is not possible to navigate inside repetition actions.
Every time you manually move the list, the app will pause and display an orange blinking border. To resume just press the start button.

Colors

Pick up your favorite color or use then to easily identify your training presets. The background color (black or white) and foreground color of the display (gray, red, orange, green, blue or purple) can be configured.

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 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.

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Compatible Devices:

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

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