In the last few years, smartphones have become important tools to track sports, as users around the world get more conscious about healthy habits and maintaining some physical activity to keep the body up and running. Nowadays any smartphone has location and motion tracking, which can be used to all sorts of activities, from jogging to walking, cycling and hiking. More advanced devices such as Samsung’s flagship phones even have heart rate monitors and a lot more features for tracking users’ health numbers. As smartphones advanced in this area, several apps dedicated to sports have surfaced in the Play Store, offering users guidance for training and attracting millions of users that do not want to go to a gym. PEAR Sports, founded in 2011, is one of these apps and offers users personalized digital coach based on their fitness data, with a big focus on spoken instructions during exercises.
The company has just announced a partnership with Samsung to bring an exclusive training app for Galaxy smartphone owners get fit and stay fit. Called “PEAR for Samsung”, the app offers interactive audio workout and PEAR’s platform reacts to an individual’s data in real-time, bringing an adaptive training. PEAR offers more than 500 workout programs, including running, cycling and strength, and it can also replace group classes in the likes of spinning, boot camp, and TRX. These are conducted by real-life trainers using the apps platform.
The app is already available in Samsung Galaxy Apps store and Galaxy S6, S6 edge/edge +, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 5 and Note 4, and Samsung’s round smartwatch Tizen-powered Gear S2 owners will have access to it. For a limited time, these users will also get 3 months of complimentary subscription that gives access to exclusive training from PEAR. After that period, the regular subscription price is $3.99 per month, with discounts for yearly purchases. The company also offers a plethora of fitness gear, such as an armband for fitting your smartphone in, headphones, and heart rate monitors. These can be bought on the company’s page and a complete kit costs $59.95. Additional information is available at the PEAR for Samsung FAQ on the PEAR Sports support page.