What is Buddy Runner?
Buddy Runner was designed to provide the capabilities found in the most expensive GPS enabled sport watches. Our goal is to provide a runner with best in class features to enable them to improve their workout performance over time.
Why does the application sometimes show “searching for GPS”?
Buddy Runner uses the built in GPS capabilities of the phone. Often it takes time for the phone to acquire a GPS satellite connection. Try to ensure your phone has direct access to the sky and is not obstructed by anything like trees or a roof. We have found that occasionally it helps to restart your phone in order to reset the GPS.
How do I send my run statistics to the dashboard for viewing?
Your workout results will automatically be sent to our servers so that you can view the results on your personal dashboard. You also have the ability to manually upload your results from the “history” tab which you can access from the “menu” button.
How can I share my run results with friends?
From your personal dashboard, you are able to configure Facebook, Twitter, and FriendFeed integration. This will post your run results automatically once your complete a workout. In addition, we provide you with a personal URL so that you can forward your dashboard to friends.
Why is my GPS reading incorrect?
The accuracy of the recorded statistics is based primarily on the GPS connection your phone was able to establish. The GPS signal strength may vary throughout the run. We have optimized the application to enhance the GPS reading however, if you lose GPS connection before or during your workout there will be discrepancies in the statistics.
Can I rename, delete or add comments to the run statistics?
Once you log into the dashboard, you are able to edit the run cards. This includes renaming the run title, editing comments as well as deleting runs. You do not have to be logged into the dashboard in order to add comments. This enables your friends to leave comments as well.
How can I hear the audio feedback while listening to music?
Buddy Runner will read your workout results to you so that you don’t have to look at the screen during your workout. It automatically reads the results every mile or kilometer. You can change the frequency and content type of the audio message via the settings section. If you are listening to music while working out, Buddy Runner will automatically pause your music while reading your results.