When comparing Wahoo Fitness vs Endomondo, the Slant community recommends Endomondo for most people. In the question“What is the best app for fitness?” Endomondo is ranked 3rd while Wahoo Fitness is ranked 5th. The most important reason people chose Endomondo is:
Performance analysis can be viewed on [Endomondo's homepage](https://www.endomondo.com/) after a workout.
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Pro Can track workouts in the gym
The app does not only work for running or cycling outdoors, but also for running on a treadmill where it will also measure your distance and pace based on calculations it makes after you set it up and for indoor cycling (or spinning) where it will measure your cadence (but not distance) quite accurately. It will also let you track a weight lifting session and will then tell you about how many calories you burned. This is another feature not many other trackers have. Most of the functions will only work with their top of the line Tickr X for about USD 100, but the basics are also available with the base model.
Pro Syncs with Apple's health app
The app syncs well with apple health and you get all your logged activities and data transferred. It will even track the Nike Fuel points, but those will not sync over to Apple's health app because in there the Wahoo app can not be selected as a source.
Pro Shows you an overview of all trainings
The app will also show you an overview of all your trainings telling you how many calories you have burned in your workouts, how many trainings you have logged, how many Kilometers (or miles) you have ran and how many hours you have spent working out. It is, of course, also possible to go into all your previous workouts and look at all the exact details of every single one of them, if you would like.
Pro Can select other heart rate monitors
I once had on my Wahoo Tickr X and a Basis Peek smartwatch and it gave me the option which of the HR-motiros I wanted to take the heart rate from. I never attempted to use the Basis as the Tickr is much more accurate, but I would assume it lets you use any BT HR-tracker that is around to connect. This may mean the app could also work without a Wahoo device, but I am not sure and it would certainly loose you a lot of the other PROs
Pro Workout Map
After an outdoor workout with a GPS-device the app shows you a map of your workout. This is nothing special and most apps do, but some don't and I enjoy seeing on the map where I ran.
Pro iOS and Android
Available for both platforms.
Pro Everything is simple and easy
Everything about the app is simple and easy to use and set up. At the beginning it may take a few minutes to get yourself adjusted, but that is so with any other app as well. Once you get the hang of it, everything is very intuitive.
Pro Analyzes performance
Performance analysis can be viewed on Endomondo's homepage after a workout.
Pro Motivates by giving optional challenges
Endomondo allows competing with others or setting and reaching personal goals. Winners of challenges get prizes.
Pro Tracks distance, duration, avg. speed, avg. pace, calories burned and hydration
Endomondo displays your route using Google Maps and tracks distance, duration, avg. speed, avg. pace, calories burned and hydration. It even tracks what music you listen to while exercising (can be viewed on their website).
Pro Has motivational audio messages
Endomondo can interact with you via audio messages giving reports on progress and encouragement.
Pro No need for an Internet connection
Once downloaded an Internet connection is not required, except for social features.
Pro Can use data from accessories (Paid Feature)
For those that subscribe to the monthly fee to unlock extra features, you can use data from heart-rate sensors and pedometers.
Pro Generous free version
All the necessary features for a basic fitness app can be used without getting the Premium version.
Pro Social features
Show routes of other people nearby. You can issues challenges to your friends, record a motivational speech for them and view their progress.
Con Relatively high buy in
As I believe you need a Wahoo product to use the app, the buy in to get the app is relatively high starting at about USD 50 and going up very much higher depending on what equipment from them you choose. For me it was well worth the investment of USD 100 for the Tickr X, but it is surely not for every one!
Con Many apps, slightly confusing
Wahoo offers several apps and in one case this can be confusing. This review is about the Wahoo Fitness app, but they also offer a similar one which is the Wahoo RunFit app and this does not track half of the stuff. I don't see why it even exists as it can only do less the the Fitness app. They offer several other apps as well which I have not looked at so far, but they do other things entirely as far as I could tell and thus do not create more confusion.
Con Works only on outdoor activities
Indoor activities can be logged manually, but the app is created to track outdoor activities.
Con Removed features from paying customers in the past
Endomondo used to be a singular priced upfront paid app with no subscription fee, twice. During the first restructuring, the app was changed on the store, leaving out the people who had paid originally, to then require them to pay again for the new app. After this happened, the app changed again to be free-to-play, dropping features that paying customers had paid for and locking them behind a monthly pay wall. So not only did long time users who paid for the app get ripped off once, if they had paid for the newer paid app, they got ripped off again when the app went free-to-play. This is not a great track record for the service, leaving to question, when is the next restructuring going to happen that may potentially take the money of paying customers without delivering the service promised.
Con Features locked behind paywall
Many features of the app are locked behind a monthly or yearly paywall. A single month subscription is $5.99, while the yearly subscription is $29.99. This may be prohibiting for those that want to track exercise, but do not want to commit to the cost.