Couch to 5K® - Run training

Couch to 5K® - Run training

By Active Network, LLC

  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Release Date: 2011-08-10
  • Current Version: 4.1.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 101.85 MB
  • Developer: Active Network, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 4,373 Ratings

Description

Get off the couch and get running with the OFFICIAL Couch to 5K® training app! This oft-imitated program has helped thousands of new runners move from the couch to the finish line. Spend just 20 to 30 minutes, three times a week, for nine weeks, and you’ll be ready to finish your first 5K (3.1-mile) race! Get more information about the Couch to 5K app here: http://www.active.com/mobile/couch-to-5k-app Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. The Couch to 5K coach you select talks to you during your workouts. To save your battery, Couch to 5K sends audio notifications when your screen is locked or another app is in use. To be sure you hear the coach during your workout, please do the following: • Turn on Notifications permissions • Turn on the hardware ring/silent switch (no red showing) • Turn your ringer volume up • Turn off Do Not Disturb (swipe up for Control Panel and the moon button should not be white) • Within the app, in Settings > Workout Options, be sure the Trainer Volume is up Without granting notification permissions, during a workout you can click the lock icon at the top left to keep the app active and still hear the coach. For support please contact us at: MobileSupport@activenetwork.com We would love to hear from you. WINNER of the 2012 Appy Award for best Healthcare & Fitness App! Features • Training plan designed by Active.com trainers • Choose from 4 different motivating virtual coaches—Johnny Dead, Constance, Billie or Sergeant Block • Hear human audio cues to guide you through each workout • Listen to your favorite playlists with in-app music player • Calculate your distance & pace and map your routes with FREE GPS support* • Log your workouts and share your progress on Facebook • Get support from the largest running community on Active.com Trainer • Repeat workouts and track your best performance • Treadmill support allows manual entry of workouts • Track your progress with total distance and average pace • Graphs for workouts to compare distance and pace Finished the Couch to 5K program and ready to take your running program to the next level? Check out our 5K to 10K app to prep for your first 10K race here. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/5k-to-10k/id526458735! Praise "The popular Couch to 5K app helps new runners avoid injury from doing too much, too soon." —Runners World, June 2012 "It's ridiculously easy to use (it's hard not to, as you just do what you're told) and it's fantastic that you have an encouraging voice talking you through things." —Engadget, June 2012 "Active.com’s Couch to 5K is one of my favorite… apps. With its customizable features, interactivity, and well-rounded interface, I may actually stay off the couch this time." —148Apps, October 2011 "I knew as soon as I decided to start the Couch to 5K program that I would need something to keep me accountable—not just to showing up for my training, but to actually doing it properly. Of course there’s an app for that." —CalorieLab, April 2012 "If you have been struggling to get your buns off the couch and somewhat in shape before the summer hits, training for a 5K is not a bad way to start. If you are looking for a program to help get you there, then the “Couch to 5K” running plan by CoolRunning is probably your best bet if you haven’t done an ounce of athletic activity for a number of years." —Droid Life, April 2012 FAQ • Once you purchase the app, it is yours to keep. It does not expire after 9 weeks.

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Reviews

  • So far it's great

    5
    By Dragoon goddess
    This app keeps me on track
  • Doesn’t work - volume issues and distance tracking

    1
    By akroche
    I’ve used this for two runs and most of the time I can’t hear the trainer, even though the music and everything else is operating at a good volume. The only way the app works is if I hold my phone in my hand while I run and constantly look at it to see what I should be doing. Also the GPS is wrong. It says in 30 minutes I have gone .2 miles even though my actual distance was 2.7 miles.
  • Needs work with audio cues

    3
    By ms401
    I like this app except that I can barely hear the audio cues even though they are at full volume. Tried stopping and start the music and that does not help. Sometimes I do not hear them at all, sometimes I “hear” them because the volume goes up/down on my music. Would really love this app if I could reliably hear the audio cues instead of having to run with the phone in my hand to be sure I’m getting cues.
  • Crashes a lot

    1
    By lijujacob
    Many times the watch app stops running. I hate to see the app crash and not save a workout.
  • Where’s the workout overview?

    2
    By Kizombeira
    I don’t like the recent updates that removed the workout overview. I want to know how many minutes to walk and jog before I start. The volume is off when I use Spotify and this app. I have to pause my music and restart to hear my music.
  • Music frustration

    4
    By Chris___911
    When the trainer goes to speak the volume on my music gets lowered and will not go back up I shut off all commands and it still does it every time it’s very frustrating I like to blast my music when I run and when I use this app I cannot I end up trying different ways to get the volume up and not concentrating on my runs
  • Ghost Voice

    3
    By Mugglepicturesdontmove
    No matter how many times I “close” the app or delete & reinstall it, the coach voice randomly comes on in the background...in a really creepy way as if the phone thinks I’m in the app about to run or currently using it. I’m a technician so I’ve done all the necessary troubleshooting to eliminate other potential issues but this is the only app I have this issue with. Other than that the tracking is great & I love that it’s Apple Watch compatible so I don’t have to worry about not being able to hear the cues when the watch vibrates at each interval.
  • App doesn’t work with itunes

    2
    By Ronnie Garcia
    Ever since the last few updates this app doesn’t work like it’s supposed to. If i press the play button on the bottom where it shows my itunes music it freezes the whole app and starts all over. Just now I was 12 secs away from completing a workout and i accidentally hit the play button and it froze the app and erased my work out. Now i have to repeat the work out i just did to keep track of my stats. If this app doesn't change soon I will move on to a different app.
  • Bring back the breakdown

    3
    By SKaplan512
    I liked it much better when I could see the exact intervals I would be running and walking before I started. Please bring those back.
  • Cues are worsening

    2
    By Captain Garfunkel
    I began using this app in August. The pacing is great. However, the audio cues are crappy. They’ve become worse with every update. Currently, there are faint volume differences in my music. I run my music through the app. My volume is on, not muted, and turned up. I’ve experience this problem with Runicorn & Constance. I run the most current iOS on an iPhone 6.

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