Gentler Streak founder talks watchOS 9, importance of rest, more

Gentler Streak wants to bring compassion to your fitness goals. But how does it plan to do so? The Apple Watch app prepares a new unique feature called Go Gentler, which will recommend daily actions based on your training history. 9to5Mac interviewed Gentler Streak founder Katarina Lotrič about the future of the app and how watchOS 9 could influence and help users in a blidere future.

Starting with watchOS 9, the upcoming Apple Watch operating system is the biggest update in years. It not only completes Apple Watch Series 3 support, but fully embraces the larger screens, renews the Workout app, and also gives developers new options.

For Lotrič, Gentler Streak will be able to take advantage of new APIs, such as WeatherKit and new sleep tracking data.

“We are really looking forward to WeatherKit, because in the future we can make suggestions based on the weather. If it rains outside, we would not recommend an outdoor race. We also add weather and temperature information when you have finished a workout, ”she says. “Sleep tracking can be convenient. Gentler Streak will be able to understand how well you slept and give you general suggestions. “

In addition, which we already covered at 9to5Macrenews the Apple Workout app on watchOS 9. Not only does it bring a lot of new data, but it also adds the Heart Rate Zone metric, which is one of the key features of the Gentler Streak Apple Watch app, but even though Apple provides more data, the company does not help to interpret what Lotrič’s app does.

“Apple’s adding heart rate zones enforces our concept, showing that we’re heading in the right direction, but our goal is very specific as Gentler Streak evolves around your health activity levels, which the Workout app does not,” she says. “In the future, we’ll also add new screens so users can see more data using Digital Crown.

If you are not familiar, Gentler Streak has an activity trail where you can see if you are pushing too hard or if you can increase your workout on a daily basis. With the heart rate zone metric, it shows in real time on your wrist how your condition is.

“It’s OK, you can rest,” Go Gentler’s goal is compassion

 GO Gentler function

While Apple’s focus is on closing activity rings, Gentler Streak wants you to be aware of your health and fitness.

I think the world is hungry for someone to tell you that it’s OK to rest because rest is not the same as quitting. Resting is just as important as being active, being compassionate with yourself.

Gentler Streak founder says this because next week the app prepares Go Gentler, a new power feature that recommends daily actions based on the user’s training history – as exclusively reported by 9to5Mac. “It’s a completely unique feature because it learns from you. There are five suggestions and the most appropriate is listed in first – and sometimes it will be rest. You will always know the right activity for the day and you can start training. on your Apple Watch. “

Following next week’s release, Gentler Streak plans to bring a new tab to the iPhone app called Heart.

It’s going to be about your relevant measurements and trends, and you’ll be able to connect the dots between your body and how you feel. We plan to introduce rest, Vo2 Max, period, sleep, but [this] depends on how useful and useful these metrics can be to the user.

 iOS 16 lock screen

Last but not least, Gentler Streak is already working on Lock Screen widgets for the iOS 16 update for later this fall. In addition, there are a number of widgets and complications that come after watchOS 9 launch.

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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