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.

All app configurations are based on this web site, so to try it is required to create a web site account (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.



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Features

Programmable Workouts: It is possible to build workouts with repetitions, cool down, warm up, intervals, progressions, etc. One workout can combine up to 20 different actions and each action can have a different type of duration (distance, time, calories, number of steps) and a different goal (pace, speed, heart rate, cadence). There is also a special action that repeats a block of 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 more than 40 available data fields for you to select and setup your training display.

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

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

Workout Actions

The workout setup system is based on 3 main concepts, REPETITION, DURATION and GOAL, and with these 3 ingredients you can build a great variety of workout sequences, including intervals, repetitions and progressions.

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.

There is a limit of 20 actions per exercise and it is possible to keep 3 workouts at once in your device. The site will allow you to configure 25 different workouts and you can easily swap the ones in your device.

  • 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: The action has 2 attributes, duration and goal.
    • Duration: It is the size of the action, it defines how long the action will last, and the following kinds of duration are supported:
      • Distance: A number that indicates the distance (in miles or km) to be covered.
      • alarm Time: The duration of the action in minutes and seconds.
      • Calories: Amount of calories to be expended.
      • directions_walk Steps: Number of steps to be taken.
      • touch_app Lap Key: The action will finish when the lap key is pressed.
    • Goal: It defines how you should execute an action, and it is up to you to define an easy or hard to keep target. When out of range of the goal values, the app will emit an alert (on screen, sound and vibe).
      • Pace: Set the minimum and maximum pace (in min/mile or min/km).
      • Speed: Set the minimum and maximum speed (in mile/hour or km/hour).
      • timeline Cadence: The cadence range in rpm or steps per minute.
      • Heart Rate Zone: The heart rate zone (1 to 5).
      • Heart Rate Custom Range:A custom minimum and maximum heart rate range expressed in beats per minute.
      • Power:Set the minimum and maximum power output.
      • block No Target: No specific goal. If this option is selected no alerts will be triggered during the action.

The action editor has 3 parts: Workout Action

  • Action selector:
    Clicking on the icon inverts the display mode for the selected action.
    Clicking the action number opens the menu options.
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    Workout Builder action menu
  • Duration selector:
    Allows to select the duration type of the current action (distance, time, calories, steps or lap key press).
    Clicking on the or icon changes the direction of the duration display (progressive or regressive).
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  • Goal selector:
    Allows to select the goal type of the current action (pace, speed, cadence, heart rate zone or heart rate custom value).

    Workout Builder action goals


Examples

All actions and goals combined in one workout

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

All Actions

Interval

This example shows a 10 minutes warm up action at HR Zone 3, followed by 7 repetitions of an interval then a 5 minutes cool down at HR Zone 3.

Simple Interval

Progression

This example shows a progression that starts with a 10 minutes warm up action. The actions 2 to 8 are a progression with 4 increasing duration blocks (2, 3, 4 and 5 minutes) at a fast pace with a 2 minutes rest action in between each one. The action 9 is a 10 minutes cool down.

Progression

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: Run for 1 minute with no target
  • Action 2: Repeat twice the next 2 actions
  • Action 3: Run for a quarter of mile (or km) and stay in heart rate zone 3
  • Action 4: Run for 50 steps and keep cadence between 80 and 190
  • Action 5: Expend 15 calories and keep the pace between 7:00 and 4:00
Of course this setup is not useful. It is just a demonstration of the different combinations that can be made in this app.

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 two, the upper half will be automatically generated by the app depending on the duration and goal of the current action. There will be a data field to display the duration and one to display the goal. If there is no goal defined for the current action, only the duration data field will be displayed.

Examples of actions and generated data fields:

  • Run for 1 mile at heart rate zone 4: Lap distance and heart rate zone data fields.
  • Cycle for 1 minute at 100 rpm: Lap timer and cadence data fields.
  • Walk for 500 steps: Lap steps data fields.
  • Expend 200 Calories and keep at pace range 5:00 to 6:00: Lap calories and current pace data fields.

Indicator bar

If the current action has a goal, a colored bar dividing the screen will provide visual feedback. In the example below the configured goal is to stay in heart rate zone 3. The red bar will display when out of range (below or above), the orange bar will display when near the lower or upper limit and the green bar when in range.

Additional data fields

In addition to the automatically generated data fields at the top of the screen, the app allows to configure up to 3 additional data fields at the bottom of the screen. There are more than 40 data fields available for you to select.

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.

Workout Builder Red
Workout Builder Purple
Workout Builder Blue
Workout Builder Green

Data fields

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
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 - 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.
  • 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

Distance

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

Time

  • Timer - Elapsed time of the activity.
  • Clock - Time of day.

Lap

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

Steps

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

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. 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 calories burned during the current activity in kcal. The algorithm that calculates calories is part of your device firmware. It is defined by Garmin and in most scenarios it requires heart rate information.

Positioning

  • GPS signal - the values can be: not available, poor, usable or good.

Other

  • Temperature - Temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit depending on your device configuration. Only works with external TEMPE sensor.
  • Battery - The remaining battery in percentage.

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Licensing

Genius Wrist has 3 apps available for licensing:

Gym Genius

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US$ 8.00 per year


Workout Builder

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US$ 8.00 per year


Workout Genius

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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!

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Trainer Genius

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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.

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