What's New in Final Surge iOS App

3.9.7

Released Dec 2, 2020

We have added a few new features to this release.

What's New

  • Ability to push a single structured workout to your Garmin Connect calendar from any future date.
  • You can now swipe down to close the Workout Attachments details screen when viewing videos & attachments.
  • Filter the social wall to view all posts from a specific user by tapping on their profile picture from the wall.

What’s Fixed

We have also fixed some minor bugs and made performance improvements.

3.9.6

Released Nov 15, 2020

What's Fixed

With this release we have fixed minor bugs and made performance improvements.

3.9.5

Released Nov 12, 2020

Introducing Videos & Attachments for Workouts

We’ve added a Workout Attachments feature that allows athletes to view videos, images, PDFs and other files that coaches have attached to individual workouts, giving athletes additional instruction and guidance.

What's New

  • Workout Attachment icon on workout card denotes attachments are available.
  • Full list of attachments on the Workout Details page. Tap on an attachment to view.
  • When viewing attachments, swipe left/right to go back/forth between each one.
  • Workout Library has been updated to show attachments.
  • Garmin icon on workout card denotes if a planned structured workout has been synced to your Garmin Connect calendar.
  • Help & Support page on the more menu now gives options to view help articles and contact customer support.
  • What’s New link has been added to the more menu to keep users updated with what has been added and fixed in each new version of the app.

What’s Fixed

A bug in planned distance and planned duration input fields has been fixed.

3.9.4

Released Oct 14, 2020

What's Fixed

With this release we have fixed minor bugs and made performance improvements.

3.9.3

Released Oct 10, 2020

What's Fixed

With this release we have fixed minor bugs and made performance improvements.

3.9.2

Released Sep 7, 2020

What's Fixed

This release has minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

3.9.1

Released Aug 28, 2020

What's Fixed

With this release we have fixed minor bugs and made performance improvements.

3.9.0

Released Aug 17, 2020

We’ve added a bunch of new features:

  • New horizontal chart mode when viewing workout detail charts
  • Revamped message boards and added search feature
  • Added structured workout settings screen
  • Revamped “More Menu” for better usability
  • Revamped heart rate, power & pace zone setup screen
  • Improved coach invitation acceptance feature
  • Improved voice over feature on the calendar
  • Numerous bug fixes

3.8.4

Released Dec 17, 2019

The workout library has been updated to now include structured workouts that you have built in the new Final Surge web beta platform.
In addition, you can now easily search and filter your workout library to quickly find the workout you are looking for and apply it to your calendar or the calendar of a coached athlete.
We have also fixed some minor bugs and improved the user interface of several screens.

3.8.3

Released Sep 2, 2019

The Final Surge app is now available for your iPad!

Our same, easy-to-use interface now fully functions on your iPad.
In addition, we’ve fixed some bugs related to the new workout merge & unmerge feature, helping athletes properly match up planned and completed GPS workouts that didn’t pair correctly.
We’ve also fixed a few obscure crashes that users were reporting within the app.

3.8.1

Released Jul 25, 2019

With this release we have added the following features and improvements:

  • Added new merge/unmerge feature for properly matching planned and completed workouts that didn’t pair correctly
  • Added new quick access to the context menu by swiping left on the workout card from the daily view
  • Improved calendar and workout loading experience
  • Improved Help Request form

We’ve also squashed a few minor bugs for an improved user experience.

3.8.0

Released Apr 2, 2019

With this release we have added support for multiple languages:

  • German
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Japanese

In addition, you can now view the details of your structured workouts in the app, displaying the exact paces, power output, and heart rate zones for each workout that has been built using the Final Surge workout builder in our full web platform.
We’ve also squashed a few minor bugs for an improved user experience.

3.7.4

Released Jul 30, 2018

What's Fixed

With this release we have fixed minor bugs and made performance improvements.

3.7.3

Released Jul 19, 2018

What's Fixed

With this release we have fixed minor bugs and made performance improvements.

3.7.1

Released Jun 28, 2018

What's Fixed

With this release we have fixed minor bugs and made performance improvements.

3.7.0

Released Jun 20, 2018

The Pain and Injury Report

This newest release of the Final Surge iOS App introduces the "Pain and Injury Report" an elegantly simple way for athletes and coaches to comprehensively track any pain and injuries that occur during a workout. For years now, Final Surge has been focusing on how to make coaches and athletes more successful. Our research showed that the single biggest reason coaches were losing athletes, and the income associated with them, was a workout-related injury.
The single biggest reason athletes were failing to meet their fitness and performance goals was again, workout-related injury.
Now, when an athlete enters their workout in the App they simply tap on a point on a body graphic indicating the location of the pain, which opens the pain reporting screen with the following three sliding controls:

  • Pain Level – A sliding scale of 1 to 10 of pain intensity.
  • Pain Duration – A sliding scale of when the pain started and ended during the workout.
  • Pain Trend – A sliding scale of whether the pain was increasing, constant, or decreasing.

These entries are consolidated and represented in one information-packed graphic we call a Pain Reporting Point. Later when reviewing the workout, the coach gets a complete picture with just a quick glance at the Pain Reporting Point's information and its location on the body. Tracking an athlete's history of pain and injury can give early warnings of overtraining, inadequate recovery, bad form, undesirable compensations, specific muscle weaknesses, and more.

Running Dynamics and Running Power

FinalSurge.com has included Garmin Running Dynamics and Stryd Running Power metrics for a while, but with this update, these valuable new metrics are reported and explained in the App.

Pace Zones

Final Surge has long given athletes and coaches a simple way to convey workout intensity through Heart Rate Zones and Power Zones. Now we've added a third method, though Pace Zones. This is especially popular with runners who understand how various desired workout intensities correlate with running paces measured by distance over time.

Improved Notifications

This release has added several optional new push and email Notifications for the Pain and Injury Report and for Social Wall Posts, Likes, and Comments. The Notifications list now has separate tabs for All, Workouts, Mailbox, and Social Wall Notifications.

Other Improvements

Improved performance and squashed a few obscure bugs.

3.6.2

Released May 2, 2018

What's Fixed

Improved performance and squashed a few obscure bugs.

3.6.1

Released Apr 18, 2018

What's Improved

Improved and refined the newly released app version of Coach's Mailbox.

3.6

Released Apr 5, 2018

What's Fixed

We've squashed some bugs and eliminated an obscure crash with the iPhone 6+.

3.5

Released Apr 5, 2018

What's New

Coaches and Clubs can now set up private Social Walls in the Final Surge App to allow athletes and members to share with other athletes and members, workout results and maps, photos, videos, links and more.

Final Surge Social Walls have all the features you'd expect in a social media experience, such as liking and commenting on Social Wall posts and a full photo gallery selector with camera access.

However, unlike commercial social media, the Final Surge social media experience is free from non-athlete or non-member posts, sponsored posts, advertising, and any advertising-related user tracking.

What's Fixed:

We've squashed some bugs and eliminated an obscure crash or two.

3.4

Released Mar 10, 2018

What's New

The Final Surge Coach's Mailbox, a long-time favorite feature of the desktop web version of Final Surge, comes to the Final Surge mobile app. Now it's easy for coaches to use their mobile devices to send, receive, and track special email-like messages to whole clubs and teams, selected groups within clubs and teams, and individual athletes.

What's Fixed:

We've squashed some bugs and improved performance in areas with weak cell signal strength.

3.3

Released Sep 15, 2017

What’s New

We’ve added diagnostics and crash analytics to make it easier for users to report and us to quickly respond to any problems that might occur while using the app.

What’s Fixed

We've squashed some bugs and eliminated an obscure crash or two, and corrected an issue with the loading of workouts on the calendar for some of our international users. Additionally, we have made sure the date and weight formats used throughout the app match the preferences set in Settings.

3.2

Released Aug 24, 2017

What’s New

We’ve added Power metrics for running and cycling! If you’re a runner and use the Stryd™ running power meter, your Final Surge® run workouts will report average and max power. If you’re a cyclist and use any of the industry leading power meters, your Final Surge bike workouts will now report average and max power, plus new weighted average and intensity metrics.

What’s Improved

  • Swiping the week-format day selector at the top of the Daily and Weekly views now pre-selects the same day of the week on the week selected after you swiped.
  • Swiping the month-format day selector at the top of the Daily and Weekly views now pre-selects the same day of the month on the month selected after you swiped.

What’s Fixed

We have improved the Final Surge App’s ability to function in areas with a weak cellular signal, squashed bugs, and eliminated an obscure crash or two.

3.1

Released Jul 26, 2017

Version 3.1 is a completely new App for FinalSurge.com® the training and coaching platform that empowers athletes and coaches to reach fitness and performance excellence like never before.

Final Surge is used by athletes and teams of many sports around the world, including running, cycling, triathlon, duathlon, and Xterra where performing your best is what it’s all about.

The Daily View

The Daily View shows basic workout data, plus whether the workout status is planned or completed. If completed, the workout is color-coded to indicate whether the workout was completed as planned (Green). If the workout was not completed as planned, color-coding indicates whether the workout was simply missed (Red)… or was under, or over, performed (Yellow).
In the Daily View, tap on the Quick Complete button to easily enter workout data, including just one tap on the Complete As Planned button to automatically enter Distance, Duration, and Pace for the workout, plus you can easily add How You Felt, your Perceived Effort, and Workout Notes. These features make manual entry a snap, but of course the App automatically syncs workout data from your sports watch and other devices through platforms like Garmin Connect®, Strava®, and others.

The Quick View button

The Quick View button puts the most important workout information only one tap away, which is especially nice when you have several workouts or are a coach working with several athletes.

The Quick Comment button

The Quick Comment button opens a messaging-style screen where comments between coach and athlete for each workout are readily available.

Of course, if you are using a sports watch or similar tracking device and want to dive into every workout detail, just tap on the top of the workout to show the Details View.

The Details View has the following 5 tabs:

  • Planned Versus Completed
  • Laps (Splits)
  • Workout Map
  • Workout Graphs
  • Comments between Coach and Athlete for each workout.

The Final Surge App also has a Weekly View that doesn’t require you to awkwardly put your phone into a landscape position. An entire week of workouts is shown, and just like with the Daily View, workouts are color-coded to instantly show you the status of each workout. Tapping on any of the workouts in the Weekly View opens the same 5 Workout Details screens available for the Daily View.

Coaches can easily access a list of their athletes and teams with one tap, and review and manage their Athletes’ Workout Calendars and Teams’ Workout Calendars with the same detail as the Athlete’s View. The App includes Push Notifications to notify of workout completions, workout comments and other real-time occurrences in training.

Team & Group calendars

Team and Group calendars, internal message boards and individual messaging make this App ideal for high school, collegiate, professional and club teams.

Connected Apps

The App syncs with Garmin Connect, Strava, and other platforms to access all major sports watches and similar tracking devices and provides highly accurate geopositioning information with corrected elevation.

Running & Cycling metrics

The App supports the new running power tracking and advanced cycling power metrics, such as weighted power, max power, average power, and intensity.

Health Data

The App also tracks your Vitals, including your weight, sleep, blood pressure, etc. to monitor your overall heath and progress due to improved fitness. It also includes a Workout History capability to review summary presentations of your past workouts.

Training Plans

Easily load Training Plans for virtually any kind of race from the world’s best coaches and work with a coach to receive individualized training to reach your most aspirational goals.

Gear

You can track Workout Gear (bikes and shoes) and save your favorite Workout Routes. Your own customized Workout Zones (HR and power) can be used to make sure you are always performing an optimized workout. The App can access leading Workout Calculators to always make sure you are working out at the right pace.

The New Final Surge App Version 3.1 gives a whole new meaning to... Train with a Purpose™.

What's New in Final Surge Beta

Push Single Workouts to Garmin Connect Calendar

Released Nov 24, 2020

Athletes can now push single structured workouts down to their Garmin Connect calendar far out into the future. A Garmin icon now displays on all workouts that have been synced. We've also improved the Social Wall and Mailbox features.

What's New

  • Garmin icon on workout card denotes if a planned structured workout has been synced to your Garmin Connect calendar.
  • Ability to push a single structured workout to your Garmin Connect calendar from any future date.
  • Filter the social wall to view all posts from a specific user by clicking on their profile picture from the wall.
  • Improved the Mailbox by adding a search to the Recipient list.
  • Coaches can now send an athlete a Mailbox message directly from the athlete's calendar by clicking on their profile image and using the new "Message Athlete" button.
Read More

Workout Videos & Attachments

Released Nov 12, 2020

The new Workout Attachments feature allows coaches to embed videos and attach images, PDFs and other files directly to workouts, giving athletes additional instruction and guidance. Coaches can create and maintain a library of Workout Attachments, and attach them to both athlete and team calendars, as well as training plan workouts.

What's New

  • Create Workout Attachment Library
  • Add attachments (videos, images and files) directly to workouts
  • Improved drag & drop functionality of Calendar and Training Plan builder
  • Added Quick Delete feature to Multi-Athlete View & Training Plan builder
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Sync Structured Workouts to Garmin Connect Calendar

Released Aug 20, 2020

Final Surge now has a direct integration with the Garmin Connect calendar and can sync your planned structured workouts to Garmin Connect, allowing you to execute these workouts on your Garmin watch or cycling computer.

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Workout Quick Delete

Released Nov 7, 2019

Coaches and athletes can delete workouts from their calendar by dragging the workout card to the left or right, outside of the scrollable calendar area. We have also released some minor bug fixes to improve efficiency and functionality of the platform.

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Full Workout Details & Zone Analysis, Workout Merge/Unmerge

Released Aug 8, 2019

We have released the new full workout details page, allowing users to drill down into workouts and view all splits, charts, maps and time spent in training zones.

What's New

  • New full workouts details Analysis page.
  • View time spent in zones (HR, Power, Pace) in Workout Quick View.
  • Merge/Unmerge feature allows athletes and coaches to un-pair GPS workouts that incorrectly merged with planned workouts on the calendar, and then correctly pair the GPS workout with a planned workout.
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Building & Using Structured Workouts with Multiple Target Types

Released Apr 3, 2019

Use our new Workout Builder to build workouts and save them to your workout library, and associate multiple training targets with each structured workout you build.

What's New

  • Create Structured Workouts with multiple targets (Heart Rate, Power and Pace/Speed).
  • Save Structured Workouts to Your Library.
  • Apply Multi-Targeted Structured Workouts to Athlete Calendars.
  • Updating the Default Target Types for Athletes.
Read More

Launch of New Web Platform Beta

Released Oct 30, 2018

What's New

The new beta version of our web platform comes after years of feedback from our coaches and athletes.

For the coaches that utilize Final Surge, we’ve focused on efficiency and ease-of-use. The more time we can save coaches when reviewing and planning workouts for their athletes, the more athletes they can coach. This is just the tip of the iceberg for what we have in store and we’re excited about the future of our product.

Watch the Beta Promotional Video

What's New in Final Surge Android App

3.5.5

Released Dec 3, 2020

We have added a few new features to this release.

What's New

  • Ability to push a single structured workout to your Garmin Connect calendar from any future date.
  • Help & Support page on the more menu now gives options to view help articles and contact customer support.
  • What’s New link has been added to the more menu to keep users updated with what has been added and fixed in each new version of the app.
  • Filter the social wall to view all posts from a specific user by tapping on their profile picture from the wall.

3.5.4

Released Nov 12, 2020

Introducing Videos & Attachments for Workouts

We’ve added a Workout Attachments feature that allows athletes to view videos, images, PDFs and other files that coaches have attached to individual workouts, giving athletes additional instruction and guidance.

What's New

  • Workout Attachment icon on workout card denotes attachments are available.
  • Full list of attachments on the Workout Details page. Tap on an attachment to view.
  • When viewing attachments, swipe left/right to go back/forth between each one.
  • Workout Library has been updated to show attachments.
  • Garmin icon on workout card denotes if a planned structured workout has been synced to your Garmin Connect calendar.

3.5.3

Released Sep 14, 2020

What's Fixed

With this release we have fixed minor bugs and made performance improvements.

3.5.2

Released Sep 7, 2020

What's Fixed

With this release we have fixed minor bugs and made performance improvements.

3.5.1

Released Sep 6, 2020

What's Fixed

With this release we have fixed minor bugs and made performance improvements.

3.5.0

Released Aug 17, 2020

What's New

  • New horizontal chart mode when viewing workout detail charts
  • Revamped message boards and added search feature
  • Added structured workout settings screen
  • Revamped “More Menu” for better usability
  • Revamped heart rate, power & pace zone setup screen
  • Improved coach invitation acceptance feature
  • Numerous bug fixes

3.4.7

Released Dec 16, 2019

What's New

  • The workout library now include structured workouts that you have built in the new Final Surge web beta platform.

What's Improved

  • Easily search and filter your workout library to quickly find the workout you are looking for and apply it to your calendar or the calendar of a coached athlete.

We have also fixed some minor bugs and improved the user interface of several screens.

3.4.6

Released Oct 31, 2019

Minor bug fixes for an improved user experience.

3.4.5

Released Oct 14, 2019

Minor bug fixes for an improved user experience.

3.4.4

Released Jul 25, 2019

What's Improved

  • Added new merge/unmerge feature for properly matching planned and completed workouts that didn’t pair correctly
  • Added new quick access to the context menu by swiping left on the workout card from the daily view
  • Improved calendar and workout loading experience
  • Improved Help Request form

We’ve also squashed a few minor bugs.

3.4.3

Released May 15, 2019

With this release we have fixed minor bugs and made performance improvements.

3.4.2

Released May 12, 2019

What's Improved

  • Updated support for Android 9.0.
  • Improved display of structured workouts.
  • Improved calendar and workout loading experience.
  • Improved switching between languages.

We’ve also squashed a few minor bugs.

3.4.1

Released Apr 3, 2019

With this release we have fixed minor bugs and made performance improvements.

3.4.0

Released Apr 2, 2019

What's New

  • Added support for multiple languages: German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese.
  • You can now view the details of your structured workouts in the app, displaying the exact paces, power output, and heart rate zones for each workout that has been built using the Final Surge workout builder in our full web platform.

We’ve also squashed a few minor bugs.

3.3.4

Released Nov 2, 2018

What's Fixed

  • Athletes can no longer change the date of a workout if a coach has their calendar locked
  • Large workout libraries will no longer cause the app to crash
  • Fixed issues with loading of paces zones and chart data on workout details

What's Improved

  • Improved recording of Daily Vital metrics that contain decimals.

3.3.3

Released Jul 27, 2018

With this release we have fixed minor bugs and made performance improvements.

3.3.2

Released Jun 22, 2018

With this release we have fixed minor bugs and made performance improvements.

3.3.1

Released Jun 20, 2018

With this release we have fixed minor bugs and made performance improvements.

3.3.0

Released Jun 19, 2018

What's New

  • Final Surge introduces the "Pain and Injury Report" an elegantly simple way for athletes and coaches to track workout pain and injuries.
  • Garmin Running Dynamics and Stryd Running Power are now reported in the App.
  • We've added Pace Zones to Heart Rate and Power Zones.
  • Push and Email Notifications for the Pain and Injury Report and the Social Wall
  • We've also added EU GDPR Compliance, improved photo positioning in Social Wall Posts.

Improved App performance, and squashed a few obscure bugs.

3.2.1

Released Apr 17, 2018

What's New

  • Final Surge continues to drive athlete motivation and engagement through additional refinements of our internal private social media experience. Coaches can set up Social Walls for athletes to share workout results, maps, photos, videos, links and more.
  • These Social Walls have all the features you'd expect such as liking and commenting, and a photo gallery selector with camera access.

What's Improved

  • Refined Coach's Mailbox

Improved App performance, and squashed a few obscure bugs.

3.2.0

Released Apr 4, 2018

What's New

  • Coaches and Clubs can now set up private Social Walls to allow athletes and members to share their workout results and maps, photos, links and more.
  • The Social Walls have all the features you'd expect in a social media experience, such as liking and commenting and a full photo gallery selector with camera access.

Improved App performance, and squashed a few obscure bugs.

3.1.1

Released Mar 12, 2018

With this release we have fixed minor bugs and made performance improvements.

3.1.0

Released Mar 10, 2018

What's New

  • The Final Surge Coach's Mailbox, a long-time favorite feature of the desktop web version of Final Surge, comes to the Final Surge mobile app. Now it's easy for coaches to use their mobile devices to send, receive, and track special email-like messages to whole clubs and teams, selected groups within clubs and teams, and individual athletes.

We've squashed some bugs and improved performance in areas with weak cell signal strength.

3.0.0

Released Nov 7, 2017

Final Surge Mobile Version 3 for Android is a completely new app, rebuilt from the ground up to put virtually all the features of FinalSurge.com on your Android phone. The workout and training log is displayed in new daily and weekly calendar views that make it so easy to track your workouts. The new app syncs with Garmin Connect, Strava, MapMyRide, MapMyRun, and other platforms to access all major sports watches, bike computers and similar tracking devices.