Need some support in the fitness department? Sportrate Workout should keep you on track

By James Richardson on 9 Aug 2014 02:23 pm EDT

I can't say I'm a big fitness fan myself, but we've featured Sportrate Fitness Tracker a few times and I demoed it on video in late 2013. The developers (Inspiro Software) have now released Sportrate Workout which is designed to remind you about your daily workouts and fitness routines.

The native BlackBerry 10 app will also utilize the phones sensor and can count certain exercises, such as push-ups and squats - clever stuff!

Priced at £2.50/$3.99 the app isn't the cheapest, but if you're a fitness fanatic, or a wannabe one who needs a bit of inspiration this could well be the perfect solution for you.

Features include:

  • Many Activities: Push-Ups, Sit-Ups, Squats, Planks

  • Uses many phone's sensors to count your activities properly

  • Planning Workout Sessions

  • Diary of your fitness activity

  • Calendar Reminder

  • LED and SOUND notifications

  • Calorie Counting

  • Friendly Interface

  • Native App

Sounds alright doesn't it? If you manage to test it out before me, which shouldn't be hard, let us know your thoughts in the comments.

More information/Download Sportrate Workout for BlackBerry 10

Reader comments

Need some support in the fitness department? Sportrate Workout should keep you on track


What do you find the most useful part of the app? As you can tell, I'm interested in how it works. I've tried some of the free apps, but they haven't worked like I want them to. While it's not a very pricey app ($4.00 is what it costs for me to buy my wife's favourite coffee at Starbucks) I don't want to download an app that doesn't do what I want it to do. Deleting a paid-for app, no matter how inexpensive, always hurts a little.

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I completely agree. When I saw this headline I thought it'd be an actual review.

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Using their running app but this one is overpriced and doesn't offer that much. All in all quite disappointing.

What about other areas of the app aside from the running component? Do you use any of those?

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The running app is a separate application and i'm quite satisfied with that one! :)

For workouts i'd recommend taking a look at some android apps in the 1mobile or amazon appstores.

Thanks for the update. I would really much prefer a native app as I find that the Android apps have a lag that is nearly insufferable. There is the odd one that is nice and smooth, but most are iffy. Probably has to do with the quality of code - not sure.

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So you need to have your phone on your body to make this useful? I'm aiming for the Passport, so how will these apps cope? It does look very nice, though.

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I would have really liked a review by someone who actually works out and knows the difference between a good fitness app and a poor one.

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I am interested in this app but the lack of info about it keeps me away. Are the 4 exercises mentioned the only ones available? How are the sensors used to help with managing your workout?
Hopefully the developers web page will expand on the explanation of the features. Or someone puts up a YouTube video.

I like Endomondo better now that the update is fixed despite it being an Android port.

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Apart from Altitude I can't see anything extra that would make me worth getting this. Perhaps I'm missing something. I currently use Sports tracker and this seems to offer me what I need despite it still being a beta. Would be interested in a full review

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