[prMac.com] Paris, France – eCOMPOSITE today is pleased to announce 3,2,1 Run 3.5, an update to its popular fitness application developed for iPhone and iPod touch. 3,2,1 Run is the ideal tool to keep you fit, lose weight or run faster and farther. This new update contains three new features, new static maps, support for the Polar Bluetooth H7 strap and emergency call. 3,2,1 Run is available today, and is free for existing users.
First, the Polar H7 heart rate belt is now fully supported by 3,2,1 Run, the same way as the Wahoo Fitness Blue HR or the 60beat Bluetooth belt. More choices for people who want to know precisely their heart rate, see it, listen to it on their headphones and record it at every moment to review it.
3,2,1 Run still supports the best heart rate straps, such as Wahoo Fisica, Garmin, Runalyzer for the more classic heart rate straps, but the future is those bluetooth straps that work with iPhone 4S and iPhone 5.
New static maps:
Since September, I’ve come across repetitive issues with the static images generated by Google maps that you see in your history list and details. I had several times an image with a red cross and other people complained as well. So I replaced totally the Google image with Apple maps. Your map will now generate a new image at the end of a run, or when you display the full map by tapping on the image.
If you still have some images with the red cross, you can force the application to refresh them. Go into the details of a run, tap the upper right action button and ask to reset details. Then go once again in the map by taping the left image of your run.
I have kept that feature under my arm for too long. Back in 2010 I lived close to a town called Bondues in the north in France, when something horrible happened to a young woman on a path that I used to run on, alone, with my wife or her alone. Ever since I wanted to make it simple to call quickly an emergency number from the app, just in case an accident happened.
So now, when you’re running and the screen is locked with the “unlock button”, if you press the screen for 2 seconds, an emergency call will be made directly. I set the 911 which iPhone understands as the emergency number for the operator, but different countries and different operators have different numbers, so you can change that number in the settings.
Please make sure you understand how it works, test it and use it wisely. This should not stop you from taking precautions, such as not running alone and not in dark and isolated paths. Especially you ladies.
* iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5
* iPad Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular
* iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 23.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
3,2,1 Run 3.5 is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. There is a free, Lite version available. Thank you for reading this press release and for your support.eCOMPOSITE
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Located in beautiful in Paris, France, eCOMPOSITE is a small privately held company founded in 2004 by independent software developer Cyril Godefroy. With a focus on GPS, photography and fitness oriented solutions for the iPhone platform, eCOMPOSITE’s aim is to develop unique and incredibly useful applications, as well as provide customized development solutions for their clients. Copyright (C) 2004-2012 eCOMPOSITE. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
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