Housekeeping

Gentler Streak for Apple Watch adds voice feedback to workouts, now tracks housekeeping, gardening, and more.

After adding widgets to the app, Gentler Streak is back with a major update by adding voice feedback when users train with the Apple Watch. There are also new exercises and a handful of new tweaks for the iPhone and Watch versions.

Gentler Streak is an Apple Watch workout app that wants to bring compassion to your fitness goals. It was first highlighted by Apple in February during American Heart Month, and 9to5Mac covers its updates since.

The app already offers more than 100 trackable exercises, including unconventional workouts, like dog walking. Now it also provides support for Nordic walking, longboarding, housekeeping and gardening.

An important feature that is also now available on Gentler Streak is voice feedback on Apple Watch. With this, Siri can now announce splits during a workout – which is really useful for runners or those who can’t watch the screen while exercising.

Additionally, Gentler Streak now allows users to hide emoji energy equivalents. While this feature is nice for showing the equivalent of a meal, it could also be triggering for some. With that in mind, if you don’t want to see the food equivalent emojis in your workout summary, it’s now possible to remove them in the settings.

Finally, there’s a new end-of-workout alert. When you pause during activity, Gentler Streak will notify you to pause or end your workout.

The app is free download here on app store but requires a subscription to take full advantage of it. Premium costs $6.99 per month or $19.99 for a full year.

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