The new app Runervals makes full use of both the Apple Watch and iPhone to help you improve your fitness.
You probably know that running intervals are a popular way train and improve conditioning, speed, and technique. After a high-intensity run, you’ll rest for a certain amount of time and then repeat.
And Runervals makes that training easy. It uses the device’s accelerometer and GPS data to automatically detect when you are running and resting. Each interval is tracked so that you can see the data along with an overall look at the workout.
Thanks to that great feature, there’s no need to rely on timers or tap a screen to stop or start intervals.
As a nice touch, the app does include an optional work/rest timer with audio cues. During a run, you can also modify the duration of the timers.
All of the data is integrated with Apple Health and Fitness.
If you have watchOS 8 installed and have a Apple Watch Series 5 or later, the app also makes use of the always-on display so you can always see the run data.
Runervals is designed for the iPhone. It’s a free download on the App Store.
For unlimited runs you’ll need a subscription of $2.99 per month or $12.99 yearly.