Gentler Streak for Apple Watch adds watchOS 9’s Workout Views

Gentler Streak, the Apple Watch app that brings a more compassionate perspective to your workouts, just received another major update, this time with new Workout Views, which will be one of the key features that watchOS 9 plans to introduce later in the fall.

watchOS 9’s exercise views help users better understand their exercise by rolling the digital crown and seeing new views of metrics like activity rings, heart rate zones, power and altitude.

With Gentler Streak’s new update, users can take advantage of new workout charts on Apple Watch, for example:

  • Current Elevation Chart or Elevation Gain Chart (it is possible to switch between the two in the same view by tapping the metric you want to see)
  • Heart rate graph with a countdown to the Go Gentler goal or Overreaching Status (pressing a current heart rate switches to the overreaching countdown

Different from Apple’s perspective of closing the Activity rings, Gentler Streak wants users to know when they are overextending themselves, as this can lead to fatigue, increasing the chances of injury and overtraining.

According to the developers, Gentler Streak reacts to your readiness and, based on that, offers daily training suggestions (via Go gentler function) that keep you within healthy activity levels. It also suggests rest days and active recovery days when needed and makes them part of a streak. The main goal of the app is to help you steadily improve performance by having a healthy exercise/rest balance.”

Gentler Streak iPhone app

Apart from that, update 2.5 brings some other improvements:

  • Divisions: In the training summary, the longer-distance split is now presented more sensibly.
  • Start the week on: Under “Start week on” in the Gentler Streak profile settings, you can choose the first day of the week to be Monday or Sunday, depending on your preference.

Gentler Streak offers more than 90 exercise types, including dog walking, kitesurfing, parkour and more. With an Activity Hub on the iPhone app, it shows all activities ever tracked in one place, status charts, activity summaries, summaries, insights and more.

The app is free to download here in the App Store, but requires a subscription to get the full benefit of it. Premium Monthly is $6.99 and Premium Yearly is $19.99.

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