We’re proud today to add Bluetooth Low Energy support on Android, as well Simplified Chinese and Korean as part of our ongoing localization efforts! They are all super exciting additions to Runkeeper. Let’s start with BTLE.
BTLE for Android
Far and away the most popular feature request we’ve received since we opened the new Feature Request forum was getting Bluetooth Low Energy working with Runkeeper. Well, you told us you needed it and we listened. With this release, your latest model heart rate monitors should now have no problem syncing up with Runkeeper. Just connect to the HRM on your phone’s Bluetooth menu, and when you open up the app you should see a heart on the right side of the screen. Tap that, select your heart rate monitor, and then when you hit go, you’ll see your heart rate and heart rate zone.
Simplified Chinese and Korean
In other big news, we’ve added Simplified Chinese and Korean translations to the Runkeeper app! That brings Runkeeper to a total of—count it—12 translations! We’ve now got English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, as well as these two newest additions. We hope they all help our global community get even more active.
We’re very excited with this latest release and there are only cooler things coming up! We can’t wait for you guys to see them. Stick around!